Tool of the Month: BLOCK PLANE

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What are your tips and knowledge of block planes?

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Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Great for quick beveling of edges.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

keep it sharp!

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

I agree tune it up before using it. I had a Stanley block plane I bought cheap from the depot ($24). I did sharpen the blade but never tuned the whole plane.

After tune up both my block plane performed better:

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Abbas, Castro Valley, CA