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: Making Hand Planes

  • A Simple Dowel Grooving Plane
  • Basic Tools For Metal Plane Making – Part I
  • Basic Tools For Metal Plane Making – Part II
  • Making A Dovetail Plane (Part I)
  • Making A Dovetail Plane (Part II)
  • Metals Used In Making Planes
  • Planemaking – Casting An Adjustable Block Plane
  • Planemaking – Casting An Iron Chariot Plane
  • Planemaking – Casting An Iron Rebate Plane
  • Planemaking – Casting An Iron Smoothing Plane
  • Practical Plane Making (Part I)
  • Practical Plane Making (Part II)
  • Practical Plane Making (Part III)
  • Practical Plane Making (Part IV)
  • Timbers Used For Pattern Making
  • Why Make A Hand Plane?
  • Wooden Plane Making: Cutting Beech Plane-Stocks
  • Woods Used In Making Infill Planes