The past 25 years have seen an unbelievable resurgence of premium hand planes from makers all over the world. Don’t be left out! If you haven’t felt comfortable using planes, let master woodworker, author and woodworking instructor Lonnie Bird be your guide. A wide range of topics are clearly and succinctly discussed. Topics include: Choosing the three most essential planes and what to look for when making your selection. Also included is a complete discussion of bevel-up and bevel-down style of planes and solid techniques for creating a sharp edge and how to tune your planes for optimum performance; Planing techniques for a variety of work. Methods for holding the work while planing. Practical Applications - Lonnie planes all the parts of a blanket chest. You’ll see the actual planing techniques he uses when constructing fine furniture. Flattening a Wide Board - you’ll learn how to use winding sticks and flatten wide stock by hand. Lonnie also shows how to tune a plane specifically for flattening wide stock. 45 minutes long.