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Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
Klausz looks to be standing legs straight. I have no clue what the others are doing but I've seen sellers try to demonstrate squaring a billet before and it's clear he's never done much of it.

The guy in the black pants is headed toward replacement joints.

The guy in the black pants is Jeff Miller.

Whether it is the use of power tool jointing ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phlKxVhf_Kw

... or hand tool work ...

https://videos.popularwoodworking.com/courses/the-foundations-of-better-woodworking-pt-1-general-principles

.. ergonomics and body stance go together. (Jeff's video came 3 years after my article).

My first planing video was from david charlesworth. He talked about old timers swishing planes around on boards and ruining flatness, then seized most of his body like a statue and walked with the plane. Over time, I've worked on trying to make planing more of a natural motion, like a brisk walk, and correcting personal habits at the near and far end of a long jointed board. Whatever people are doing when they hunch down and get really low isn't sustainable, just as the idea of someone demonstrating a saw and leaning almost chest to waist parallel to the floor isn't sustainable. They're holding their whole body up on one arm to try to do something that isn't that physically involved with another.

Interesting that. David C was one of the woodworkers I offered as an example ...

To get low, he bends down at the knees ...

These phots were taken from a video, "Furniture Making Techniques". He certainly was not standing upright and walking like a statue.

David, we are talking at crossed purposes here. You are wanting to describe jointing long boards - I have seen David C plane in exactly the way you describe. However, I am referring to the planing of the more common, shorter boards found in furniture I build.

Look at this video of David C. He is using his hips by bending his knees to retain his height as he planes the board ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1ztIO6RAYU

Regards from Perth

Derek

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Creating a mini-ura with buffing wheel?
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finger pressure...
Side sharpening
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Ruler trick
in plane iron testing, I found two options..
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testing high angles..
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Patience ...
I re-read the articles on COE
High benches and low benches
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This isn't a snarky response, by the way
Others who do ..
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Where I am going....
by the way...
I risk offending a lot of people...
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on the last bit...
One other case for effort...
Something precise.
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Rotary tool?
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Some context
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A failed attempt *PIC*
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this is a lie nielsen iron?
Stanley iron
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That pretty much covers it...
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Directed pressure and progressive work
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Wear bevel *PIC*
Visual difference at the back edge of..
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Sorry, I should've been more precise...
Mini-ura on a new Veritas blade *PIC*
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