Its all about pitch (angle)

Hand planing is a fast and effective way to achieve a great finish on ribs.   Hand planes are also key for getting a good flat surface on plates, necks and the back of finger boards.  How well your plane works for you will depend on its setup, including the pitch angle.  Check out my new addition to the best practices page, Hand Plane Setup to learn about this topic.

Low-Angle Bevel-up block planes are great for a variety of tasks, but only with the correct blade bevel.  Knowing which blade bevel to use for which job will vastly improve your making experience.  Check out the page to learn more.

Angles

Traditional Bevel Down Terminology

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