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

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 […]

Apr

29

The Jack Plane

By Jeremie

This is the first of a series of very brief entries in which I intend to cover some of the different types of my favourite woodwork tools – hand planes. I thought I would start with one of the most common – the Jack Plane. The Jack plane is probably the most used of the […]