How to Use a Stanley 45 Combination Plane to Cut Grooves

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I shot the above Video at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School. Bill Anderson shows how to properly use a Stanley 45 Combination Plane to cut a simple groove for use in a dovetail box or many other uses.

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Bill shows the basic parts of the combination plane and how to adjust them.

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You’ll learn how to hold the Stanley 45 combination plane to get a consistent groove, and how to avoid misshaped grooves. I have a downloadable PDF of the Stanley 45 combination plane instruction manual here.

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In addition to teaching at the Woodwright’s School, Bill Anderson is also a regular contributor to Popular Woodworking Magazine (read his great bow saw article here) and a repeat visitor on The Woodwright’s Shop tv show.

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Here’s a Woodwright’s Shop episode with Bill:

You can find vintage Stanley 45 and Stanley 55 combination planes, parts, & cutters here:

 

Thanks for checking this out! What other skills would you like to learn?

 

2017-03-28T07:49:04+00:00

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"I'm wildly passionate about traditional woodworking with hand tools, and want to rekindle this lost art. At WoodAndShop I teach you the skills that I learn, and also share anything fascinating that I discover about traditional woodworking. That includes tours of traditional workshops, beautiful furniture, and my favorite tools and books. I hope you enjoy my videos, photos, and articles. Please feel free to leave constructive comments!"

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