DID YOU KNOW…

Just starting out with handplanes? Don’t know the difference between a block plane and a jointer? Confused about jacks, smoothers and fores? Fear not! Handplane Central has information on the different types of planes, what they look like and how to use them. We also have articles on how to choose a hand plane and exactly what you need to know beforehand. From the bare bones basic kit right up to the complete workshop, what planes are luxuries and what planes you just can’t do without!

We also feature the occasional handplane review, along tips and tricks on general handplane use and what accessories are available. So before you go anywhere else, check out what we have to offer on Handplane Central.


Category: 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
  • 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