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How to Use a Thickness Planer

Thickness planers are used to reduce wood thickness, smooth rough surfaces and remove paint. Here's some basic information about handhe...

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Top 15 Planes Projects

  1. 1. All About Planers and Sanders

    The DIY Network explains the power tools most commonly used for sanding and smoothing.

  2. 2. Learn the Basics About Hand Planers

    A hand planer is used to smooth rough edges and level warped wood. Learn all about hand planers here from the experts at the DIY Networ...

  3. 3. How to Use a Planer/Molder

    Learn how to use a planer/molder -- an all-in-one thickness planer and molding machine -- with these simple instructions.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. All About Hand Planes, Rasps and Files

    DIY Network explains the different types of woodworking tools used for smoothing and shaving wood.

  5. 5. Work Sharp 2000 Tool Sharpener (01:34)

    The Work Sharp 2000 sharpens chisels, plane blades, axes or carving tools.

  6. 6. Eastern Influence: Using Japanese Tools

    DIY Network expert David Thiel talks with Sandor Nagyszalanczy, author of Tools: Rare and Ingenious, and cabinetmaker Patrick Huggins a...

  7. 7. The Essential Power Tools

    There are few things that feel more empowering for the do-it-yourselfer than power tools. DIY Network offers a list of useful power too...

  8. 8. Antique Tools

    The experts from DIY share information about these antique tools that can still be used today.

  9. 9. Vintage vs. Modern Tools

    DIY Network shows how tool materials and designs have changed over the years.

  10. 10. Paint Shaver (03:09)

    This tool removes paint from any flat surface by planing or shaving it.

  11. 11. How to Re-plane a Door

    These step-by-step instructions show how to shave down a door in order to eliminate problems with sticking.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. How to Plane Short Boards

    Using a power planer for small pieces of wood can be difficult. Here's an easy way to make outriggers for sending short boards through ...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. Best Hand Planes for the Shop (04:57)

    Take a look at planers and how to choose the best one for your workshop.

  14. 14. Power Hand-Planer Basics

    Handheld planers are designed to smooth the surface of wood. The manual handheld planer is good for smaller projects, but DIY experts s...

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