Where precision toolmaking becomes art.
A broad selection of beautifully crafted infill planes.
Handmade creations and the occasional philosophical blog from Randy Nelson.
"I have always been, and remain, committed to the notion that design should dictate the tools, and not the other way around."
New Zealand plane maker, Stanley plane refinisher, furniture builder. Simply, some of the most beautiful modern hand planes being build anywhere.
UK planemaker, Bill Carter, started making planes for himself in the 1970's, these were always made out of timber. In 1983 he made his first metal plane after seeing a set of plans in the Woodworker magazine. In 1987 Bill left full time employment to concentrate on plane making at home. We estimate he has made about 1000 planes.
Custom designed and built planes.
Each plane skillfully designed and built using old world methods. Bodies of bronze, brass, or steel, carefully hand dovetailed to a steel sole, and then fitted with exotic woods. All components are hand-shaped and assembled.
German planemaker, Gerd Fritsche, produces planes and plane kits for discriminating wood workers.
Artisan crafted fine furniture and hand tools.
Beautiful wood planes, plane kits, and more.
Traditional wooded plane makers since 1996, Old Street Tools, Inc. planes are in use in Colonial Williamsburg and many other traditional settings. These builders have instructed wooden plane making at schools such as Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and North Bennet Street School.
Phil Edwards is the craftsman behind Philly Planes, who are reviving the lost art of wooden plane making in the UK. As a woodworker with a passion for hand tools, planes in particular, it was inevitable that he would end up making them himself. From his workshop in Broadstone, Dorset he makes each individual plane by hand.
Custom, made to order wood planes of the finest quality.
Occasionally, there are planes in stock for immediate purchase.
Don't miss the blog, Musings from Big Pink for an enjoyable read.