INTRODUCTION TO HAND PLANES
- 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