The Block Plane
also recalls the school workshop, woodwork classes and his father's private hiding place: his wood workshop.
There are three broad groups of planes: bench planes, block planes
and specialty planes.
Sand the cut edges smooth with a block plane
, then apply a couple of layers of varnish along the cuts as waterproofing.
Open the mouth up to about an eighth of an inch, and a block plane
can remove the thirty-second part of an inch at one swipe, with the dean sound of a fingernail drawn across canvas.
A block plane
is used for light duty trimming of doors and window sashes, smoothing rough edges on a board, or trimming wood shelves.
I own several planes, both power and hand, big and small, but the one I reach for most often is the handy little block plane
Use a block plane
or sander to remove material from the back edge for a tight fit.
Unscrew the runners and shave down these areas with a block plane
You can use your rip guide, finger guide (as shown) or jig to maintain a straight cut Finish the job by smoothing the edge with a sharp block plane
You may need to shave a little here and there from the latch side with your block plane
for a consistent gap.