Link of the week

How to Build Three Basic Hand Planes

Three handmade planes

I’m sure that you know by now that I’m a big hand tool nut. If you love hand tools as much as I do and want to try your hand at making your own, this is the site for you.

Popular Mechanics offers easy to follow instructions complete with a detailed measured drawing and step-by-step photographs to make construction as easy as possible. There are even helpful tips (the proper way to glue the wood pieces together to ensure the most stable plane body, etc.) that will help you avoid common pitfalls in building your own tools.

I’ve got to admit, building your own hand plane sounds like a challenge I’m up for.

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