Fine Tune a Handplane’s Back Iron

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For me, the goal with my smoothing plane is to set it up so I can ignore the grain direction of a board or a glued-up panel. There are many valid ways to do this. For most woodworkers I know, there are two ways to accomplish this goal that we all agree upon: Sharpen the iron. Sharp fixes almost everything. Take a finer cut. Thin shavings reduce tear-out. After using […]

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