- Video: An Introduction to Card Scrapers
Learn how to use and sharpen this essential hand tool
- Fillister Plane Cuts Quick Rabbets and More
A fillister plane, sometimes called a rabbet plane, can be used to cut a rabbet very quickly, without all the hassle of changing blades or bits and setting up the ...
- Why You Need a Cabinet Scraper
A bit less refined than a card scraper, a cabinet scraper is used to remove tearout and machining marks created by the jointer and planer and tracks left behind ...
- Why You Need a Router Plane
If you have a router, do you really need a router plane? Dan Faia says yes. Router planes, which are more like shoulder planes than routers, are invaluable for ...
- Tool Test: Block Planes
Because a block plane gets so much use, it's important that you get a very good one, one that fits your hand, cuts well, and adjusts easily. Choose wisely and you'll ...
- Why You Need a Compass Plane
Long used by shipwrights, carriage builders, and furniture makers, compass planes are still unchallenged when it comes to smoothing long, sweeping curves. They ...
- Tool Test: Smoothing Planes
The smoothing plane is a woodworker's essential tool: capable of leaving a pristine finish on any board, yet compact enough for general planing jobs like fitting ...
- Video: How to Choose the Right Smoothing Plane
Learn how to shop for a handplane and find out what separates a high quality tool from its bargain basement brethren
- One Bench Plane Can Do it All
End grain, surface grain, wild grain, wide boards: You can tackle all four of these jobs using one low-angle jack plane, if you follow Chris Becksvoort's advice ...
- The Woodwright's Favorite Tools
Roy Underhill, aka The Woodwright, has a big, quirky collection of hand tools. These are his favorites -- the ones he says he'd be buried with: holdfast, scrub ...
- Bevel-Up vs. Bevel-Down Planes
It makes a difference whether a plane blade's bevel faces up or down. Learn why in this short article
- High-End Hand-Tool Sales Surge
A small band of boutique toolmakers experiences exponential growth fueled, in part, by the Internet
- Handplanes I Can't Live Without
Every shop needs handplanes, even those that rely heavily on power tools. There are just some jobs--such as smoothing a surface or fitting a joint perfectly--that ...
- Handy Router Planes from Lie-Nielsen
Company releases two precision router planes, the No. 71 and the smaller No. 271
- Video: Hock Factory Tour
In this exclusive video, Ron Hock shows you where his legendary plane blades are made