To some people, learning a new skill can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Handplane Central has information for beginner woodworkers on the many different types of planes and what they’re used for. Why are some planes longer than others, and why do the blades all have different angles? What hand plane is best for your needs and what are the essential planes you simply can’t work without?

Handplane Central also has information on how to set up your plane properly so that it works the best way possible. Want to know the correct way to use a plane, such as for shooting the end of a board or thicknessing down to a line, then Handplane Central can help with that as well. We also have information on blade sharpening, flattening a sole or repairing a handle.

Category: Interviews & Profiles

  • Anderson Planes – Traditional Style Infill Planes
  • Bridge City Tools – Innovation In High-End Hand Planes
  • Clark & Williams – New 18th Century Hand Planes
  • Henley Optical Company – Best English Mitre Plane
  • HNT Gordon Planes – Good Wood Down Under
  • Interview With Infill Plane Maker Bill Carter
  • Interview With Plane Maker John Economaki
  • Interview With Plane Maker Malcolm Macpherson
  • Interview With Plane Maker Philip Marcou
  • Interview With Plane Maker Steve Knight
  • Knight Toolworks – Good Solid Hand Planes!
  • Rali Planes – A New Generation Of Hand Plane?
  • Recognition For Contemporary Planemaker
  • Remembering Thomas Norris & His Planes
  • Sauer + Steiner Toolworks
  • The Howkins Plane
  • The Watkinson Patent Plane