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Super-Tune a Handplane: How to Turn a Flea-market Find into a Fast, Accurate and Smooth-cutting Tool DVD

By Christopher Schwarz

Format: DVD

SKU# U3934

Bonus! Free Video Download with Purchase!

Whether your plane is old or new, discover tips that will make it perform with surgical precision. With just a little effort and a couple hours, you can turn any handplane into a super-tuned, high-performance tool.

Many woodworkers are looking for a handplane that can be brought back to working life with just a little time and effort — and at a great bargain. This DVD from Christopher Schwarz shows you how to rehab a flea-market find (or soup up a new tool) into a perfectly tuned plane that can handle any task.

You'll discover:

  • What to look for in an old handplane 
  • How to break it down and clean it up
  • How to assess and address various problems 
  • How to reassemble a plane beyond factory standards
  • And how to super-tune it for top performance
  • And more!

Christopher Schwarz has been finding and re-habbing handplanes for more than a decade. In Super-Tune a Handplane he shares his hard-learned knowledge to help you create a piece of working art for your own workbench. Follow Christopher's step-by-step approach, and you'll end up with a vintage (or new) tool that performs perfectly. 
BONUS: Includes Bevel-Up or Bevel-Down Plane Blades: Pro & Con

About the Host
Christopher Schwarz is the former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, where he worked between 1996 and 2011. He is now a contributing editor to that magazine and also serves as a contributing editor to the Fine Tool Journal. He has produced several DVDs for Popular Woodworking and for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks on traditional skills.

SKU U3934
Author/Speaker/Editor Christopher Schwarz
Format DVD
ISBN 13 9781440330032

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excellent video Review by Clifford

Chris did an excellent job of describing how to fix and tune a hand plane. Thanks to this video, I now have two old planes that are shaving wood as well as any new plane on the market. Armed with the knowledge from this video and a little elbow grease, anyone can have a quality plane purchased from a flea market.

(Posted on 11/8/2014)

Step process for tuning Review by Nathan

As it is with any powerful application, what looks too complex to master is broken down by Chris into a step by step process which should allow anyone willing to invest the time to be able to tune or even super-tune a hand plane for fantastic results. Bravo!

(Posted on 4/25/2014)

Great video Review by Jim

As always Chris does a great job presenting what you need to know to bring an old hand plane to life. The tip for rust remove was worth the price of admission alone. I was amazed how well that worked. The information on what to look for in an old plane is also very useful. After watching the video you will be well equipped to transform your old plane into a very useful tool.

(Posted on 3/16/2014)

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