DID YOU KNOW…

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: Catalog Reproductions


  • Buck & Hickman 1935 Catalog
  • Edward Preston & Sons 1901 Catalog
  • George Adams 1923 Catalog
  • Joh. Weiss & Sohn 1909 Catalog – Part I
  • Joh. Weiss & Sohn 1909 Catalog – Part II
  • Norris 1914 Catalog
  • Norris 1928 Catalog
  • Stanley 1902 Catalog
  • Tyzack And Son 1908 Catalog


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