Norman Pirollo discovered the joys of woodworking with hand tools a few years ago. And while he relishes this quiet, hands-on approach to the craft, he's had to find ways to make handplaning more efficient. This series of jigs is one way he does it. Designed with 3/4-in.-dia. dowels that fit into dogholes in his workbench, these jigs-a planing stop, a bird's-mouth stop, a planing board, and a shooting board-help make it easier to plane the ends, edges, and faces of boards, fit perfect miters, and work with small, narrow, or oddly shaped workpieces.

From Fine Woodworking #202