Ongoing Craftsman bench and block plane features type study from the collection of Sears, Roebuck & Co. spanning 1928-1981. This evolving work incorporates user contributions of hand plane feature photographs and direct observation to allow Craftsman hand planes owners to identify their Craftsman type, model and era for the first time.
Vintage Tool Information and Restoration
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Don Wilwol, author, guru of Sargent planes and expert on everything else.
His books are required reference material for any collector.
Hosted by TimeTestedTools, this draft English made Stanley plane type study is being actively developed.
Visit TimeTestedTools here and learn more about your English Stanley plane or contribute to the type study effort.
Funny name but a very good Stanley bench plane type study tool.
A strange title to one of the most comprehensive bodies of research on Stanley hand planes.
A directory to an encyclopedic study of the Millers Falls Company, a hand tool manufacturer once located in Western Massachusetts.
Collector and Purveyor of Fine Vintage & Antique American Woodworking Planes
Owner, Operator, and CEO, Mark Nickel, has great breadth of knowledge, an amazing collection, and the ability to share his thoughts and insights in compelling blogs.
Take the time and lose yourself in his website. You will be glad you stopped by.
STANLEY LIBERTY BELL HAND PLANE TYPE STUDY by Robert E. Ziegler
Home of the best Stanley Bench Plane Type Study tool on the web.
Information, blog, forum, store, and classroom instruction on all things wood working by hand.
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A collection of diverse hand plane information as used in piano manufacturing. Martin Sheperd Piano Service has collected in depth information on English mitre planes as well as some general hand plane information.
The premier source for information on Fulton cast iron hand planes. Developing type study, articles on model identification and history. Hand plane refinishing. Galleries of Fulton hand planes. Restored planes for sale.
Your already here! aPlaneLife.us is your Fulton Tool Co. Headquarters
Hosted by the purveyor of one of the largest collection of Ohio hand planes. Models, Type Study, plane for sale. Developing web site for Ohio plane enthusiasts, collectors, or the curious
The definitive resource for Record planes online. Here you will find a wealth of information, diagrams, statistics and photographs of all the planes, routers and spoke shaves originally marketed by C & J Hampton under the Record trade mark.
Union collector, authority, and founder of the rebirth of Union MFG Co., Robert Porter has just published the first of a growing type study on Union hand planes.
Mostly a site focused on antique axes, but there is also information on antique spoke-shaves here. Browse around, you may find the information you are looking for or you may find a new hobby.
Have a favorite site for old tool information? Send me a link at aPlaneLife@comcast.net and I will add it to the library.