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Technical Thursdays - The Multi-talented Jack of all Trades

The Jack plane is hands down my favourite hand tool. Its name is rumoured to have come from the popu......

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Workshop Wednesdays - Veritas Shooting Plane

I've had this plane on and off the bench for a few months now and I've reached the point whe......

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Workshop Wednesdays - Improve the Performance of your Planer

Derek and I were recently debating the merits of machine versus hand planing and the difference in f......

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Make a High-Angle Smoothing Plane

I have been making hand planes for a number of years and this little smoother is one of the most use......

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Stanley Sweetheart Planes

The plane world has been agog with whispers about new planes from Stanley and confirmation now comes......

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Make Your Own Planes

Faced with the problem of finding a way to shape safely the sculpted, concave form on the sides of m......

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Understanding Japanese Planes

The Japanese love timber surfaces and the preparation of them is an important part of their woodwork......

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Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Rebate Plane

Investing in tools that are designed to perform specific tasks is all about buying confidence. It......

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Lie Nielsen Smoothing Plane

Tom Lie-Nielsen has an enviable reputation as a plane-maker that is founded on the quality of his pr......

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Veritas Bevel Down No.5 1\2 bench plane

I took delivery of my new Veritas Bevel Down plane about eight weeks ago, around about the same time......