Preview: Smooth Planes – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly with Harry Bryan

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Ever wondered what all those moving parts in your hand plane were for? Well Harry takes a couple of smooth planes apart and shows how to recognize a good smooth plane from a not so good smooth plane.

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11 Responses So Far to “Smooth Planes – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly with Harry Bryan

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    Rick Clark says:

    Great video Harry….”old” tools are Awesome!!!!

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    Suhitha Edirisinghe says:

    ‘There’s a certain niceness and ruggedness about the blister-pack, but that’s about it’
    Haha, perfect one line review

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    Paul Wenner says:

    Very nice video,but I was hoping that the process of sharpening the blade would have been covered as well. Also it would have been nice to show planing techniques using a standard block and smoothing plane.

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      Steve Stone says:

      Hi Paul. Check further in the shop videos, because Harry has a 3 part series on sharpening. You can also use the search feature at the top of each page and search for “sharpening”.

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    Bozidar Modrcin says:

    The link worked fine for me. Great video! I have the same comments as William.

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    William Lavender says:

    Thank you so much for this video. I’ve been fighting with a junky plane all this time and honestly thought it was me doing something wrong. Now I see why all the jams, gunked up throat, and sudden maladjustments (when I had just finished carefully setting everything up) are plaguing me. Saving up for a nice plane and scouring antique stores now.

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    Glenn Holland says:

    Very good information…keep it up. This kind of review, including use tips hits the mark.

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    Peter Brackenbury says:

    Like the others, I tried in Chrome and couldn’t view, but it worked in Explorer.

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    Nick Giles says:

    I too had problems loading with the following error message…..

    , Stream not found, NetStream.Play.StreamNotFound, clip: ‘[Clip] ‘”

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    elliott marks says:

    I had trouble with the link in Chrome but worked fine in Firefox.

    Thanks Harry for helping me feel good about all the dough I spent on my new Lee Valley #4. It is a beautiful tool.

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    Alan MacDuffie says:

    Hey Steve and company, it looks like the link for this video is malformed, as it will not load for me. Can’t wait to watch it!


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