Recently I’ve decided to embark on an educational journey for information on Early American plane makers, and of course, hunting down some of their work. […]Continue reading
Category: Hand Plane Info
General Hand Plane notes, sizes, threads and misc info
I started a document on one of my computers for notes I keep on plane information. My issue is I have several work laptops, a […]Continue reading
Where did the term “Frog” come from in Hand Planes
Where did the term “Frog” come from in Hand Planes terminology? Here is what I’ve found so far. Roger Smith in PTAMPIA Vol 1 states […]Continue reading
Why were Hand Planes Corrugated
The debate rages on. Why are hand planes corrugated. Some say it reduces friction. Some say it does not. Here is what I can dig […]Continue reading
Is it a Knowles, a Holly, or ???
This plane was posted by Garey Jones in a tool group on Facebook. My first thought was “That’s a Knowles”. I still think its a […]Continue reading
Sargent Hand Planes by the number–with pictures.
I’ve never found a good source for Sargent planes with pictures. Much information can be found at http://www.sargent-planes.com. This should help supplement that and other […]Continue reading
Can you save that Cutter – Part 2
Its well known I like to save as much of the original plane as I can. If you remember my first part CAN YOU SAVE […]Continue reading
Sargent Shaw Patent Planes
More info in my book The Shaw patent was a design put out similar to the Bedrock. It’s got a frog design that allows the […]Continue reading
The #5 1/4 Story.
Many think the #5 1/4 was a Stanley invention. Stanley was not the first to make a #5 1/4 bench plane. They did change its […]Continue reading
Cut Away Views
Click here to see the Plane parts labeled—-> —- Sargent Type Study —> Stanley Type Study —-> Now for Some Bedrock Typing Bedrock planes here […]Continue reading