How to Smooth Wood: Choose the Best Tool for the Job

When it comes to wood smoothing tools, it's important to understand what to use, when and why. Use this guide to determine whether sanding, scraping or handplaning will work best for smoothing wood on your finished product.

How to Smooth Wood
The “Woodworker’s Guide to Handplanes” by Scott Wynn teaches woodworkers how to choose, maintain and use this indispensable hand tool in every woodworking situation. Learn the different styles of planes, how to sharpen and modify them and how to smooth wood, fit joints and build an efficient workstation.