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Hand Planes & Spokeshaves


Nothing says woodworking like hand planes. You can still use a plane to do quality woodworking as well today as you could 100 years ago. Learn more about the different parts to this timeless tool in this introduction to hand planes video.


Learn how to set up a hand plane including the proper grip, how to stand to apply the most pressure and the circular motion you should use when planing.

  • Smoothing Planes: Often the last planes used on a wood surface. Capable of producing a finish as good as or better than that left by sandpaper. Also works well for trimming parts.
  • Jack Planes: “Jack of all trades” – often used to flatten rough stock and bring it closer to final size. Also can be useful for smoothing and jointing, depending on workpiece size.
  • Jointer Planes: Long sole spans high spots on uneven stock to trim off peaks and gradually flatten workpiece.
  • Block Planes: Versatile and typically small enough to be used with one hand. Great for smoothing mill marks, chamfering sharp edges, truing up miters and trimming doors to fit.
  • Shoulder Planes: A cutter that spans the full width of the tool makes it perfect for trimming the shoulders and faces of tenons and rabbets.
  • Spoke Shaves: Ideal for shaping curved sections of chair spindles, cabriole legs and more.
  • Scrapers: Tools that root out glue, pencil markings and rough grain allowing you to achieve smoothness.
  • Replacement Parts: Protective storage socks, replacement chipbreakers and new blades – everything you need to keep your hand planes looking and performing as good as new.
  • Specialty Planes: Specialty planes are designed to do singular tasks with incredible efficiency