DID YOU KNOW…

Our aim is to make Handplane Central a valuable source of information for all types of handplanes, including wooden planes, infill planes and Stanley type planes.

If you want to make a woodworking plane we have a selection of plans for making planes and we’re adding new articles almost every day. So if you’re into planemaking, aspiring to be a planemaker, a hand plane collector or just want to learn about hand planes in general and how to use them then Handplane Central is a good place to start.


Category: Planemaking


  • A Simple Dowel Grooving Plane
  • Badger Cast Bronze Bullnose Plane
  • Basic Tools For Metal Plane Making – Part I
  • Basic Tools For Metal Plane Making – Part II
  • Building A Shepherd Smoother
  • Dovetailing Infill Planes (Part I)
  • Dovetailing Infill Planes (Part II)
  • Making A Dovetail Plane (Part I)
  • Making A Dovetail Plane (Part II)
  • Marples Prefabricated Smoothing Plane
  • Metals Used In Making Planes
  • Miller “Rhino Horn” Gunmetal Infill Shoulder Plane
  • Norris No. 1 Dovetailed Jointing Plane (25-1/2″)
  • Norris No. 13 Smoothing Plane
  • Norris No. A-1 Dovetailed Panel Plane (13-1/2″)
  • Plane Handles & Totes
  • Planemaking – Casting An Adjustable Block Plane
  • Planemaking – Casting An Iron Chariot Plane
  • Planemaking – Casting An Iron Rebate Plane
  • Planemaking – Casting An Iron Smoothing Plane
  • Planemaking – Casting And Making An Iron Trying Plane
  • Practical Plane Making (Part I)
  • Practical Plane Making (Part II)
  • Practical Plane Making (Part III)
  • Practical Plane Making (Part IV)
  • Shodding Your Smoothing Plane With A Steel Sole
  • Some Hand Plane Making Tips From Bill Carter
  • Spiers Dovetailed Smoothing Plane (Early)
  • Spiers No. 1 Dovetailed Panel Plane (13-1/2″)
  • Spiers No. 11 Dovetailed Bullnose Plane
  • The Norris Adjuster
  • Timbers Used For Pattern Making
  • Truing The Soles Of Wooden Planes
  • Why Make A Hand Plane?
  • Wooden Plane Making: Cutting Beech Plane-Stocks
  • Woods Used In Making Infill Planes