Tips From the Scrap Pile No. 84

March 7, 20070 Comments

Time for perhaps the one part of prepping a hand plane that I hate, but luckily, this is a one time event…unless you accidentally plane over an exposed screw tip, let’s not go there though, OK?

A thoroughly flattened sole is the first step to ensuring that your efforts will be on their way to total success with the hand plane.

Ideally the entire sole would be dead flat but that could be more work than is really necessary. The most important areas of the sole to be in the same plane with each other are the toe, heel, side edges and all around the mouth of the throat.

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