The Great Hand Plane Revival

The Great Hand Plane Revival


Bench-side instruction on tuning, sharpening and using your grandfather's old plane! [Read More]

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Joinery Handplanes with Bill Anderson

Joinery Handplanes
with Bill Anderson


Learn how to identify, use, and repair wooden and metal joinery planes in this five hour instructional video that's...[Read More]
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A Cabinetmaker's Notebook

A CabMaker's Notebook


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Richard Arnold on 18th Century English Tools

  What is a Panel Plane? by Richard Arnold 3 of 7  

By using a simple wooden pattern temporary nailed to the panel, the plane worked extremely well.

It a was important that it was razor sharp, and perfectly lined up with the rebate edge. The plane cut neatly across the end grain fibers and required no scribing cut before cutting.

In conclusion, although these early planes may appear basic compared to later examples with the added refinement of nicker irons, fences, and depth stops, they are very efficient tools.

We visited a National Trust property today where the majority of the joinery dated to about 1710, and it was interesting to observe panels that would have been produced by this form of a plane.


Panel Plane by Moody, Worcester

This plane was almost certainly made by Joseph Moody, sometime around 1720s.

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W. & S. Butcher

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