English Planes


UK Planes and their Makers



"Up to the middle of the 17th century most carpenters' and joiners' planes were almost certainly made by the craftsmen themselves.

Only the ordinary bench planes were required and only one of each type, and the average joiner would have found the making of these comparatively simple job.

In 17th century more elaborate mouldings became general and a wide-range of special planes with standard profiles became an essential feature of the first-class workman's kit."

W. L. Goodman,
British Plane Makers from 1700.


London Planemakers

Birmingham Planemakers

Scotland Planemakers

Other Provincial Planemakers

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Suggested Reading>>

Richard Arnold on 18th Century English Tools >>

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