Jack and Fore plane are not the same!

Hello folks!
Well way back when I first started filming my woodwork I posted a video on touching up a fore plane and a gentleman wad convinced that I didn’t know what I was talking about and the fore plane needed a camber on it.

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Well he was wrong.
There is an difference between a fore and a jack plane. A jack plane is a “jack of all trades” plane that you can set up to meet most of your wood working needs. If you were to own only one plane the #5 would be it. With a few irons it can do almost anything.

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Now a Fore plane is a #6 witch makes it a short joiner and needs the iron set up flat.
I would like to show you how I create a camber on an iron. So….. These are my thoughts on the jack and fore plane.
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As you all know this is a Vlog so on with show…

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

6 Responses to Jack and Fore plane are not the same!

  1. Joe Lyddon says:

    Very good information, Dave.

    I really enjoy your work with hand planes, etc.

    That Yankee screwdriver brought back memories… I have a couple of them that I inherited…

    Thank you… I really like the way you did your Lead-in information… Reminded me of RKO Newsreels with the rooster, etc. Very COOL!! You are a true artist! 🙂

    Have a GREAT Thanksgiving!

    Thank you for another great video!

    • David Bardin says:

      Thank you Joe.
      I enjoy showing them to you.
      I have one ole flathead that is tighten only. Its very old. I will try to get it in a video for you.
      RKO wow Ive hit the big time.
      You to.
      Thank you for your comment and view.

  2. JL7 says:

    SuperDave…..Good to know! The jig for setting up the camber is brilliant……So if I understand correctly, I could dress different irons for the same plane to make it a fore plane or a Jack?

    That ECE dovetail plane is SWEET…..looking forward to seeing what that will do…..

    My best to you and yours for the holidays……


    • David Bardin says:

      Yes you can. Jack can do it all. Technically the #6 length is where the fore starts but a five will do. I have seen the fives listed as fore planes.
      Oh some body got me started on them and I found them new at a great price. BRB gata show you this site. http://www.thebestthings.com/vintools.htm
      He has better prices than most and shipping was fast. I found him while looking for a toothing plane.
      Same here Jeff I hope all is well up there in your neck of the woods.

  3. I think it depends on how you’re going to use the fore and your opinion on it should be sharpened. For instance, some believe a jointer should be cambered. I tend to agree with you, but I also understand how it could work with alternate configurations.

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