Hand Planes

Discover how to shop for and tune up woodworking hand planes. From block planes to bench planes and specialty planes, you'll learn how to get the most out of these classic woodworking tools.

Most Recent

Advertisement

More Hand Planes

Block Plane Basics
More and more woodworkers are bringing power jointers and planers into their shops, often pushing hand planes into dusty corners. But a plain old plane still comes in handy. Here's one of the handiest: the block plane.
A Woodworker's Basic Tool Kit
What tools does a beginning woodworker need, and how should he or she acquire them? From a poll of WOOD® magazine staff members, we assembled a basic tool kit.