Traditional Wooden Planes made in England. Phil Edwards is the craftsman behind Philly Planes, who are reviving the lost art of wooden plane making in the UK. As a woodworker with a passion for hand tools, planes in particular, it was inevitable that he would end up making them himself.
A general purpose plane in between the scrub plane and smoothing plane, the Crown Jack Plane is used for smoothing edges and flattening stock. Jack, in this most versatile performer’s name, refers to the saying “a jack of all trades,” indicating that the plane performs a multitude of tasks with aplomb.
Buy Spare Plane Parts for Record, Stanley and Preston planes and hand tools. We also stock various sized plane blades.
The Block plane is a small light weight plane that can be used one handed. The blade is usually set at a lower angle than on the other bench planes. This means that they are eminently suitable for planning end grain. An angle of 20% is the standard. Planes with low angle blade set at 12% are also available.
A wooden Trying Plane is noramlly around 22 inches long with it's metal brother being the No 7. The Trying Plane has a tighter mouth than the Jack Plane to aid the creation of a more refined surface, the cap iron is also set closer to the cutting edge as can be seen in the photo.
Hock Tools offer the finest blades for hand woodworking tools, as well as kits and accessories to make hand woodworking easier and more accurate.
First off you will need to work will be the back. Remove the blade from the plane and then carefully remove the cap iron from the blade. The first photo shows clearly the swirly marks from the factory grinding process that can be present on plane blades .These need to be removed, especially behind the cutting edge to give good results.
Jack Planes without chipbreaker are designed for removing material fast for when a perfectly smooth surface is not needed. The blade width of these planes is 48 mm, except the small ECE plane.
Opt for an adjustable block plane that allows easier altering of depth or choose a jack plane to prep timber and trim door edges. Long lasting and reliable, our hand planers are engineered for durability. Made from robust materials like cast iron and brass paired with strong blades, you can rest assured these tools will get the job done.
If you have planes that use thin blades, the blade is more susceptible to flexing as it attempts to shave wood. An old design that was made to minimize this vibration is the Stanley Bed Rock plane. These planes have a flat machined surface where the plane frog mounts to the bed of the plane as compared to the Bailey design which has three small points of contact for the frog to rest on the bed.
The Japanese planes (kanna) featured here have been recommended as suitable for intermediate level western woodworkers transitioning to Japanese planes for the first time. Whilst still being relatively affordable, they are professional quality 'lifetime' tools optimised for use on western hardwoods, the blades are laminated from blue paper steel and soft iron, mounted in carefully seasoned.
The range of bench planes we sell include Clifton - the pinnacle of British engineering with some of the finest O1 steel blades on the market; Canadian brand Veritas who excel at the specialist and low angle bevel-up planes with their PMV11 steel, and WoodRiver - probably the best value-for-money planes on the market today which offer exceptional performance at an affordable price for.
Rosewood handles secured by 2 brass screws, milled sides, brass adjusting screw and heavy duty 2mm blade.
Planes, Scrapers and Spokeshaves Whether professional or amateur woodworker we have a range of bench planes, routers, scraper, spokeshaves and specialist planes from Clifton and Veritas. The Clifton planes and Veritas planes are top quality tools. The Clifton planes are made in Sheffield, England. The Veritas planes ar.
VERITAS Wooden Plane Hardware Kit With this kit (and basic woodworking skills) you can build a bevel-down wood-bodied smooth plane with a Norris-style mechanism for easy depth and lateral adjustment. The kit includes a blade, a Norris-style adjuster with a steel cup to seat it in, plus a knob, tapped insert and cross pin for the lever cap, all made of brass.
Material. Planes may also be classified by the material of which they are constructed: A wooden plane is entirely wood except for the blade. The iron is held into the plane with a wooden wedge, and is adjusted by striking the plane with a hammer. A transitional plane has a wooden body with a metal casting set in it to hold and adjust the blade.
Too much of the blade will make using the plane very difficult and it may damage the surface of the wood. 6. Always place the plane at the end of the piece of wood and push it firmly across the entire length, without it lifting off the surface. Lift the plane back to the starting position. Pulling the plane back along the wood surface will.
Bench Planes. Small Bevel-Up Smooth Plane Easier to maneuver and less fatiguing to use than a full-size smoother Low-Angle Jack Plane Excellent for shooting miters, working end grain, and initial smoothing. Texturing Blades for Scrub Plane These wave-like blade flutes cut multiple small grooves with each pass.
Jack Plane This is a tool shaped as shown in Fig. 6, and is the one used first on a rough piece of wood, or when it may be necessary to reduce the size considerably. Either this planing down or the removal of roughness might be done with another and finer plane, but then there would be more labour and risk of injuring the finer tool and unfitting it for its special work.