So folks how do you set down your planes? Another photo that caused offence on face book recently was this one. So many comments of lay you plane on its side.
In the shop growing up as a kid I’d get a clip round the ear for putting a plane on its side so never do it only on a concrete floor or a metal surface and here’s why;
Your more likely to cut yourself on the exposed blade.
Your more likely to knock the exposed blade.
Set can be lost laying it on its side.
It’s less stable so more likely to fall on the floor.
These guys are professionals and they stick to high school rules.
Setting a plane down flat will not damage the edge if it did every time you set it on a board to use it it would be blunt.
So let’s here it then guys how and what do you do and why?
Tags: hand planes
Dreaming of a sawmill, feels like a museum. Thanks for looking Adam.