VIDEO: Smoothing a Rough Board Face with a Hand Plane by Ernie Conover • Jan 18, 2016 Print Print In this episode of the Hand Planes Video Series, Ernie Conover teaches you how to flatten and smooth a rough board face. He shows you how to set up and use the No. 40 dedicated scrub plane, a No. 5 jack plane, and a No. 4-1/2 smoothing plane.