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Forum topic by Fiddy posted 08-18-2017 12:22 PM 2226 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2017 12:22 PM

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Not sure if anyone has ever, or would be willing, but I’d really like to get some help on learning a few basics with hand planes. I’m sure as with everything it take a leap to get started, but for whatever reason I haven’t been able to get going. I’d prefer to get some advice (I learn best sometimes just seeing/feeling) from someone who is knowledgeable. I’m looking to prevent any bad habits etc. In general I’m mostly looking to get some help with sharpening, tuning and overall just getting a hand plane in good working order. Of course I’d love any basic tips tricks on using as well.

If that is something any of the members would be willing to share with me, it would be much appreciated. As mentioned in the title, I’m in NE Ohio so of course location has to be right so I’m sure I narrowed down the options. Either way, appreciate any advice here.



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#1 posted 08-18-2017 09:25 PM

Anthony, you might be able to find assistance through a local woodworking guild. I found this one in Akron that has a hand plane session scheduled in September. HTH

-- Art

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#2 posted 08-18-2017 09:31 PM

Hello Fiddy, welcome. Here is a link that I’m positive will help you with your need. Paul Sellers is an excellent craftsman/cabinetmaker.
Have fun, make some dust.

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#3 posted 08-18-2017 10:25 PM

The boys over at the hand plane thread would be willing to help out as well.

Perfecting your sharpening skills takes time and patience though. And probably some wasted money … until ya find what works for you. Everyones a lil different when it comes to sharpening.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 08-19-2017 12:28 AM

The sharpening part you can learn on your own different methods to do it and big price range.

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#5 posted 08-19-2017 08:34 AM

Thanks guys, that video definitely helped and is great.

Art, I looked up that meet up – could definitely be an option so thank you.

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