Skill Builder No Single Tool Personifies Woodworking And Craftsmanship Like The Hand Plane Understanding It S Purpose And Function Can Make Your Woodworking Both More Enjoyable And Productive
Skill builder no single tool personifies woodworking and craftsmanship like the hand plane understanding it s purpose and function can make your woodworking both more enjoyable and productive is post about Magazine bookmarked by scott with ID 12191839544 was uploaded on 05-01-2019 and has been viewed 145,136 times.
Hand Planes As a studio furniture maker, I'm fortunate to spend my days in a woodworking studio.I'm surrounded by machines that cut, trim, bore, bend, flatten, shape, mortise and size.However, I'm most content when I'm out of the machine room and into the bench room, with a hand tool, finishing off what the machines can't do.
I have many hand tools, some would argue too many, but the tools that occupy the most amount of space in my tool cabinet are my hand planes.Hand planes have been around for thousands of years and their basic configuration hasn't changed substantially since their invention.
Essentially a plane consists of a sharpened iron that is held at a specific angle by the plane body to result in shavings being cut.Over the years, planes have been made with different materials including wood, metal, bronze, brass, and combinations of wood and metal.
In the early 20th century, there were many companies, including Stanley, Millers Falls, Sergeant, and Record, which produced comprehensive lines of hand planes.Many of these companies either no longer exist or have moved away from making high quality hand planes.
Fortunately, companies like Veritas (veritastools.com), Clifton (clico.co.uk), and Lie Nielsen (lie-nielsen.com)...