Tips for Using a Hand Plane on Short Pieces of Wood

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Using a hand plane can be a great solution for cleaning up the surfaces of your boards, but using a hand plane on short stock can be VERY challenging. We need to make certain the plane won’t hit a clamp or hold down, and the piece being planed needs to be rock solid. Tom’s shop-made solution to this problem is very simple. You’ve probably got the material required for the jig in your scrap bin. It’s very easy to make, and works great.