How to Use Basic Woodworking Tools : What Is a Planer Used For?

How to understand what projects a planer is used for; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on woodworking tools in this free instructional video.

Expert: Kevin Mouton
Bio: Kevin Mouton has spent the last four years making custom, high end, solid wood and veneer furniture for local and national clients out of a shop in Austin, Texas.
Filmmaker: Paul Raila


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  2. Hmm, still don’t know the purpose of planing. I’m saying planing because
    planer sounds like a verb to me. All the talk about getting the faces
    parallel, then later getting the edge parallel. To a rookie, it sounds like
    a whole different language. LOL. Can you give an example in terms of a
    project when we would need to use a planer?

  3. what if i just want the wood to be a certain thickness? is a planer used
    for this?

  4. so did you just creep down the height of the plainer to the thinnest part
    of the board? 

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