Posts Tagged ‘Bevel-up and bevel-down’

Will I enjoy planing more with a bevel-down plane?

Question: Hi Paul, Your answer left me still wanting for more. I hoped that in your answer to question from Blaz I would see something that would make it clear to me. Sometimes a view from another perspective is all that’s needed. And my situation is the following. I never held a good BD plane…

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Bevel up and bevel down spokeshaves

We are often looking for an ideal fit with everything we work with, a one-size-fits-all solution and of course many will espouse this one or that one is the answer to life’s problems, but my stock answer always is this. Life is just like wood, it comes with knots in it. Controversy ebbs and flows around…

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Paul, Long plane? Bevel-up, bevel-down? Part II

As far as long planes go The longest plane I use is a #6,  bevel-down Bailey-pattern plane, even though I own full ranges of bench planes in wood and metal types and by different makers, new and old. For the main part they don’t get used past the #6. So, occasionally, about once a year,…

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Paul, Long plane? Bevel-up, bevel-down? Part I

Question Hi Paul, I need some help on deciding what direction to go in regards to purchasing a hand plane. There are a few to choose from and just when i thought i may have it figured out another one pops up. Now all i have right now is a standard block plane and an…

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Veritas Blade-sole Bevel-up Spokeshave Review

To read more about buying a spokeshave on our Common Woodworking site, click here. A few years ago, ten or more if I remember rightly, I ordered some spokeshave parts from Veritas in Canada. I think it was about 16 sets actually. The order was based on my previously ordering a kit of parts  to…

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Custom Sharpening – Bevel-ups and Jack Planes

Question: Hi Paul, I recently bought a LA jack plane from LV and I was wondering something : would you sharpen the bevel of your BU plane like your BD plane ? I’ve search on the internet and I even watched all your videos on sharpening + your DVD. I didn’t find what we could…

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