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Metal bodied smoothing plane

Metal bodied smoothing plane

This was a prototype hand plane I built that was largely inspired by the Norris A13 and the Stanley 4 1/2 smoothing planes. Weighing in at just over 9 lbs this hand plane is very heavy but is very...

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A couple of my (The Lazarus Handplane Co.) Recent Infills

A couple of my (The Lazarus Handplane Co.) Recent Infills

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The first pics are a full sized smoother.  I tryed something new with the adjuster and I'm quite pleased with the results.  As you can see, the mechanism is machined into the chipbreaker. It...

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Smoothing Plane

Smoothing Plane

Furniture maker learns the craft of making hand planes.

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Burl and Red Oak Table

Burl and Red Oak Table

This one-of-a-kind plane has ebony infill and mother-of-pearl inlay.

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UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

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See who won a copy of Hand Planing Techniques

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My latest Frankenfill

My latest Frankenfill

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I call these "hybrid" infills.  The essential design element is an infill block that presses against a fixed, metal frog.  I welcome any thoughts, ideas, and -yes- criticisms.

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Finally, I have a motorized plane

Finally, I have a motorized plane

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Check out the my latest plane acquisition. It has a motor! This could be the coolest tool I'll ever own. What is it? The Hitachi Super Surfacer.

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Interview with plane maker Steve Knight

Interview with plane maker Steve Knight

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Steve Knight used to make completed wooden planes for sale. Now he only makes kits. Read on to learn about his history as a plane maker and why he no longer makes completed planes.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about shooting boards

Everything you ever wanted to know about shooting boards

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Fine Woodworking editor Matt Kenney is teaching a class on shooting boards at the Norwalk, CT Woodcraft on November 11. Join him and learn how to make one and ask as many questions as you can. It's a great chance to hands on experience with a versatile shop aid.

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What is this Tool?

What is this Tool?

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Think you know your hand planes? The first reader to correctly identify this plane wins a free book.

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