On a Bailey Patent type hand plane and other similar designs, the frog is held in place by two screws that allows the frog to […]Continue reading
Category: Hand Plane Info
Tuning time. What Vintage Hand Plane is Best?
The following quote was a post made by Casey Benton on a Facebook conversation. I thought it would be good to add some thoughts and […]Continue reading
An Ohio Tools Mystery – The 300 Series Hand Plane
Over the years I’ve seen evidence of a series of Hand Planes made by Ohio Tools. These plane are similar to their typical line of […]Continue reading
Most major manufacturers of vintage planes had circular planes in their line up. Circular planes, or planes sometimes called Compass planes, are for planing convex […]Continue reading
Plane Making in Scotland
By Tom Strader Plane making in Scotland was an honorable profession and passed down through generations. These plow, or plough planes are all Wedge […]Continue reading
A “Sargent made Dunlap”–Chip Breakers-Cutters and Hock
This Dunlap #408 came to me in a lot of other planes, so being a bit of a Sargent fanatic, I decided to see what […]Continue reading
Keen Kutter Planes and what I know about them.
The Simmons Hardware Company was a hardware manufacturer based in St. Louis with locations in six states. They sold Keen Kutter planes and other Keen […]Continue reading
Dating Hand Planes Start Page
Included here are all of the web sites to help date, or otherwise known as typing or type studies for vintage hand planes. And Make sure […]Continue reading
Does Corrugation Reduce friction on a Hand Plane
Here are the guys who started this all in early plane history. Does Corrugation Reduce friction on a Hand Plane This has been debated over […]Continue reading
Who Made the Pressed Steel Frog Bench Planes.
I often see woodworkers trying to find the maker of their pressed steel frog bench planes. Usually this is a new woodworker, but collectors may […]Continue reading