English Saws


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

Undefined Planemakers


Richard Arnold on English Planes>>

Latest Updates and Additions

Suggested Reading>>

Visit our advertisers to help with a costs of maintaining this site!

Learn how. Discover why. Build better.


Preston Planes


Copyright 2005-2017, wkFineTools.com and Wiktor Kuc.  All Rights Reserved.  Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
No part of the content from this website can be reproduced by any means without specific permission of the publisher.
Valid CSS!