A simple design and a unique method of securing the blade makes building this plane an easy alternative to a traditional wood plane.
A lot of woodworkers have an incurable weakness when it comes to hand planes — especially wood planes. There’s just something special about the look and “feel” of a wood-bodied plane. And, there’s no tool as iconic in traditional woodworking. In the years past, wooden hand planes have been relatively unchanged. A wedge seats against the iron to hold the blade in the body while cutting. This requires a little work to get the angles and parts to fit together perfectly. Here, we’ve simplified the design, and utilize a straightforward method for holding the blade. This takes all of the guesswork out of the process. In fact, you can build an entire batch of these planes in just a few short hours.
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What You Get:
- 10 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 40 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.