GOAL: To understand the basic anatomy of a hand plane and to introduce the functions of this versatile tool.
What if you were offered a new woodworking tool that was capable of accuracy within a thousandth of an inch? Not only that, while most tools have only one function, this amazing cordless device would handle three important tasks:
- It would bring any piece of wood to precise dimensions,
- It would remove twists and other distortions, and
- It could prepare a surface for finishing.
By now you probably realize that we're talking about an ordinary hand plane.