Thursday, 17 January 2013

Hand planes, size matters

I think we all start off with a smallish steel hand plane, then as the jobs become larger we venture on into a larger size. Some of mine are very large and its the wood Jack plane thats my favorite, named The Whistler as thats the sound it makes when te shavings are coming of the wood I am working on.

A size for most jobs here, there are others as well.

Smaller sizes are great for routing out trenches which was the job at hand here. Some of my planes are now quite old, all from the last century and some before that?