My block plane is my most used plane for good reason.
Need to take down proud joinery? Check. Trim down end grain? Checks in the mail. Break sharp edges into chamfers or roundovers? Check your six. Make sure mating panels are flush?
Czechoslovakia, my friend.
But to get shavings so thin they qualify as lingerie, your block plane needs to be properly tuned and set up.
It can seem a little daunting. But I promise it’s simple.
Whether you’re restoring a hand-me-down haunted by your great-grandpa’s ghost or a brand new top-shelf model…
I’m going to walk you through the whole process of tuning and setting up your block plane so you can get shavings so fine, you won’t even want to throw them away.