With a sharp blade and by moving your arms and legs in unison, shavings will flow from your hand plane with minimal effort. Follow these simple steps to improve your results.
Let Mother Nature be your co-designer as you build dazzling projects with wavy edges, bristly burrs, bark inclusions, and other “flaws” that give wood a look of unrefined beauty.
A jointer flattens one face of a board and squares up an adjacent edge—but it can’t bring that board to consistent thickness. That’s the planer’s job. So a jointer and planer work together.
Book-matched panels add visual interest and a mark of fine craftsmanship to a project. What is book-matching? We'll show you.
In this video, Tools Editor Bob Hunter goes over the basics of resawing boards with your bandsaw and how to achieve the best results.