Traditional hand plane making … made simpler in this step-by-step tutorial. Bill Anderson offers a visually stunning and very detailed video about traditional plane making that is comprehensive enough for even beginners to successfully follow along and build a jointer plane of their own. Filmed on location in Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Bill shows how to make an 18th Century jointer plane with only traditional woodworking hand tools. Bill simplifies the complicated hand plane building process, including wood selection, layout, mortising, using floats, building handles, chamfering the edges, truing the bottom, and finishing the plane.
About Bill Anderson:
Bill Anderson lives on Edwards Mountain in Chatham County, North Carolina. In addition to building beautiful period furniture, he teaches woodworking classes focusing on handtool woodworking skills at the Woodwright’s School and at the John C. Campbell Folk School. He is a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Midwest Tool Collectors Association and Early American Industries Association. Bill is well known for his teaching ability and passion for simplifying traditional woodworking for beginners.
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