Bench plane


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Related to Bench plane: jointer plane
any plane used by carpenters and joiners for working a flat surface, as jack planes, long planes.

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When a top-quality bench plane is in my hands and I hear the shavings shearing away, then feel the ultra-smooth surface left behind, I'm in shop heaven.
With a conventional bench plane, you can sharpen the blade using a fine grade oil stone and a honing guide, holding the blade at an angle to the oil stone.
The latest woodworking instructional reference from Linden Publishing, "How To Choose & Use Bench Planes and Scrapers" by professional cabinet maker John English is a 120-page compendium focused on the proper selection and maintenance of those indispensable woodworking tools, the plane and the scraper.