Archive for May, 2009

May

28

Woodworking Tools – The Scrub Plane

By Jeremie

In these times of pre-prepared timber and power thicknessers/planers, the scrub plane is one of the woodworking tools that you don’t see as often as other planes. Scrub planes do still come in handy in a number of situations such as (in my case) when you don’t have a thicknesser, or your board is too […]

May

20

The Block Plane

By Jeremie

The smallest of the planes commonly found amongst woodworking tools, the block plane is normally only about 5-6 inches long, and is designed to fit comfortably in one hand. Originally designed for trimming end grain, the block plane is a versatile woodwork tool that you will find many uses for. As I have mentioned in […]

May

6

The Smoothing Plane

By Jeremie

The smoothing plane is generally slightly smaller in length than the Jack Plane – typically 9-10inches long, with a blade width of around 2 inches, and is the last plane to be used to finish the surface of your wood. Many fine craftsmen will use the smoothing plane as the tool which gives the final […]