DETAILED: How To Sharpen A Plane Blade SCARY SHARP! // Multiple Methods // Woodworking Basics 101

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How to sharpen blade blades so that they are deadly sharp for woodworking in a quick and easy way. I show multiple methods including a cheap affordable way to get your tools sharp so that you can start woodworking even on a budget.

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DISCLAIMER: Woodworking and the use of power and hand tools can be extremely dangerous. You are responsible for understanding the safe use of your tools and techniques. Your safety is YOUR responsibility, I accept NO responsibility or liability for any injuries, accidents, death occurring to you or others if you attempt to do the things that I do or use advice that I give.


Nathan Terepocki says:

have you ever used Japanese hand planes (Kanna)? Or just Western?

Arthur Brands says:

I love the ad for Shafton. He tested the edge with his left thumb!

Dante Nahuel Ciai says:

Quick question
What's the difference between that hand plane you are showing and the ones on the very top shelf on your wall?

Fuzzy Johnson says:

I've found the fastest and most economical way to flatten my stones is using silicone carbide (wet and dry) sandpaper on my granite block. Any flat surface such as your float glass will work. The sandpaper lasts a very long time and you aren't wearing out a second stone to flatten the first stone.

James Frazee says:

Please please do the plane set up video! This was amazingly educational.

Thomas Russell says:

Fairly articulate presentation. Nicely done.

The Noob Woodworker says:

Your whiteboard drawing just made me realize I had been putting my blades in upside down.

Myrkskog says:

Thank you for taking the time to make this. It's always good to see folks' sharpening procedures to pick up a valuable tip here and there. Any news on the TCC caps? I've just seen the mugs you've got up too, they look nice!

Sander Duyn says:

I restored a number 5 just recently so i want to see what you did different good video thanks

Volker Braun says:

Nice video, thank you! But where is Utz?

ardvarkkkkk1 says:

People keep talking about "float glass". You will have to work hard to find a piece of glass that isn't float glass. It's used in your windows, doors skylights and anything else that is made of glass. It is the standard way of making glass.

Dave Aschenbrand says:

Looking forward to the setup video

Ovidiu-Florin BOGDAN says:

What grit is the diamond stone you've used to level the chip breaker?

cursingbulldog says:

This was really helpful. I have a number 5 plane and picked up a couple of diamond plates but haven’t tried sharpening yet. Now I know what to do and am looking forward to your next video on setting a plane .

hyljeksitty says:

Thanks for a great video! I learned many things from this one and I'm sure that your plane set up-video will be very useful too. Do you do similar sharpening process with chisels too, or does chisels require different tricks?

Josh Dura says:

Great video! Thanks for all the information and specifically the "why" behind a lot of it as well. It's one thing to know how to do it, it's another to know why it has been done that way.

Conner Rowlader says:

I got a small nick on my blade for my Stanley (maybe the diameter of a needle)… is there any resurrecting that? or is the blade shot?

Brock Kragenbrink says:

Hey Chris; great video! On the setting up the hand plane video are you going to cover different planes such as block, scrub and smoother?

Frank Rodrigues says:

awww, man!! I was hoping for the Stanley SW hat in the video!!

Stephen White says:

Great video

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