Tuning Up a Block Plane | Woodworking Project | Woodsmith Plans

Tuning Up a Block Plane

All it takes to turn your block plane into a precision tool is a simple tune-up. Here's our step-by-step approach.

A block plane should be a precision tool, but they don't always come out of the box from the manufacturer that way. In this article, the ShopNotes editors show you, step-by-step, how to tune up your block plane to get all the performance it's capable of. Your block plane will be a pleasure to use each time you reach for it.

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  • Unlimited access to this Video Plan — a full episode of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show!
  • 4 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 20 full-color photos and illustrations
  • How to tune the height adjustment, throat, blade seat and lever cap
  • How to flatten the sole and sharpen the blade

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