Precision Planing


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David Charlesworth has taught woodworking since 1973 and is widely respected in England as a writer for Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine. His specialty is getting the most out of hand tools in precise and original ways.

This video is an updated version of David’s 2005 DVD on Hand Planing. Filmed at his shop in Devon, England, David demonstrates his simple methods for planing all six faces of furniture-sized components.

Learn how to achieve straightness, squareness, and precise thickness with a well-tuned, sharp hand plane.



  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Setting up your plane
  • 3. The ‘Edge Exercise’
  • 4. Why hollow is good and bump is bad
  • 5. Face side and wind
  • 6. A set of shavings
  • 7. Sets of stop shavings to hollow the length
  • 8. Removing bumps from the width
  • 9. Winding sticks
  • 10. Face and fibre marks
  • 11. Squaring edges with a cambered blade
  • 12. Planing a face edge
  • 13. Planing to thickness
  • 14. End grain
  • 15. Length to actual dimension
  • 16. Shooting


110 minutes. Copyright ©2016, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions. Video download.


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