Fine Woodworking Magazine Contributing Editor Roland Johnson shares decades of experience on hand planes, lumber selection, and more.

Handplanes & Woodworking Basics

In this three-part video series, Roland Johnson brings to life the pure joy of using handplanes, as well as practical tips like how to shop for, maintain and sharpen them.

You’ll also learn strategies for selecting lumber from your local yard. Then, to put it all together, Johnson takes you on an in-depth project build with accompanying plans for your own block plane gallery.

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