I recommend not going near the planes with sandpaper, as that is a trap for theTried planing the maple against a stop clamped to my bench this afternoon. I got there after some more trial and error.
Pencil lines helped.
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Ordered some more sandpaper, have work to do on the soles of my planes.
It's all starting to make sense now I've been thinking about everything properly.
Thanks for watching it and, each to our own, but he does demonstrate extremely well how to plane against a stop and the way it trains You to plane properly.Great workholding methods for sure, but more suited to planing the very roughest of stock, which some of that stuff was not.
Certainly not a video suited in regards of good methodology in terms of accurate planing
but the video was mostly demonstrating the bench, so I suppose I might be asking for much.
Had a watch of another video he has knocking about, which doesn't hold a candle to Cosman's video IMO.
Yep, he’s the only one I can stand, I know he’s a yank but for a nice change he doesn’t waffle on, it’s straight in to the good stuff, and he does know what he’s talking about.I watched the whole thing which is very rare for me! I usually turn off a few minutes after the banjo ends and they say "Welcome to my Sharp"!
I've watched it a few times, and had a rewatch,Thanks for watching it and, each to our own, but he does demonstrate extremely well how to plane against a stop and the way it trains You to plane properly.
" not a video suited in regards of good methodology in terms of accurate planing " I must disagree it will help people to plane properly, If somebody is still putting their wood in the vice to plane it all the time, or between the jaws on a tail vice, I recommend that they try planing against a stop, it will soon show up their bad habits. It’s simple enough it just takes a little practice.
I still recommend this video to all woodworkers, I feel sure you will learn something - probably something unexpected.
Just so you know he doesn’t actually advocate not having a vice and he says as much in the video, he just demonstrates allsorts of different holding methods. Ian
Yes thank you, I enjoyed that I hadn’t seen that one before, a good demonstration of how to flatten a board. And @ArtieFufkin he demonstrates in the first minute that action of using the finger on you left hand over the side of the plane to keep your plane square to the edge, shame he had it in the vice that time. IanI've watched it a few times, and had a rewatch,
My reasons I outlined in the last post which I added in a paragraph.
I recommend not going near the planes with sandpaper,
Coarse wet n dry, very wet on your glass, is fast. No glue just keep it well flooded. Pool on the glass, drop paper on it, pour more on top. No need for feeler gauges you can see where you've been.My 4/12 isn't quite flat, I have a large sheet of float glass and feeler gauges, I'm confident about sorting it out quite quickly.
I have flattened the number 4, very pleased with how that has come out.
However I am less keen to work on my 5 1/2. What would you do with a number 5 that has a high heal? The last 2 inches rise up, enough that pressing down on the heal lifts the toe. It'll need a lot of work, I'm not sure it's worth it.
I appreciate the endorsement for my book. Many thanks.If you want to understand handplanes and handplaning, you should learn to understand the material first. Get a good reference book on wood " Cut and Dried" comes to mind.
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