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Bevel Up/ Bevel Down Handplanes

MWWS Week 4
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Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

To me one the real joys of woodworking is that hand tools and power tools can so effectively complement each other. There are days when my shop is a raucous cacophony of whirling cutters and singing blades and other days where hours of tranquilly reflective work create the Zen of Woodworking atmosphere that we often romanticize as the only way, and I enjoy every day.

There’s lots of confusion about the difference between bevel up or bevel down hand planes and what the angles are all about. We will discuss how the planes work with the wood and the basics of sharpening those bevels.