Making a few small batches each year and offer travishers upon request. I offer a standard 4-1/2″ radius and also a 12″ radius. The 4-1/2′ is great for all general shaping of the seat, and the 12″ is wonderful for the transitions and forward leg areas. Custom radius can easily be made upon request.
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.
Brian Shugarue was born in Newfoundland, Canada. He made his first wooden plane as a first year cabinetmaker apprentice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2003. Since moving to Australia, he has been making high end, infill planes.
I'm a blacksmith and hand tool maker living in South Africa. I make forged edge tools and fine dovetailed 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."
German planemaker, Gerd Fritsche, produces planes and plane kits for discriminating wood workers.
Where precision toolmaking becomes art.
Lazarus Handplane Co. strives to offer beautifully constructed tools at reasonable prices. Whether a gentleman woodworker or seasoned professional, we chose the pursuit of this craft for fulfillment. Your tools should aid you in this pursuit... not hinder it.
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.
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.
HNT Gordon and Co. Classic Plane Makers Australia was established by in 1995. These Asian style planes are designed to perform on Aussie hard woods. We manufacture over 50 types of hand planes and vices for beginners to experienced hobbyists and professionals.
Custom made planes derived from both 18th and 19th centuries, both in design and construction. They are not exact replicas of anyone particular hand plane, but they encompass, the overall essence and feel of the time period. Made of quarter sawn hard maple which will provide added stability against changes in humidity and climate.
Our objective at Red Rose Reproductions is the recreation of historic woodworking hand tools, with an emphasis on side escapement molding and specialty planes.
Other tools we produce include winding sticks, bench hooks, a portable workbench, and tools made by Acer-Ferrous Toolworks, which include wooden vice screws and the sector.
For the plane maker, we stock quarter sawn beech billets, tapered bench plane irons, and full-scale hollow and round plane plans.
A broad selection of beautifully crafted infill planes.
Artisan crafted fine furniture and hand tools.
Beautiful wood planes, plane kits, and more.
I build these traditional double-iron planes in my small shop in the Lehigh Valley. They are bespoke planes, made one at a time. I use a few basic power tools for rough dimensioning, but the vast majority of work is done by hand, much as it would have been 200 years ago.
Located in upstate NY, our shop primarily consists of a full-time professional woodworker and a mechanical-engineer-turned-hand-tool-woodworker-turned-tool-maker. We design and try to manufacture everything we sell, but in some cases a certain component of our tools may not be feasible to produce ourselves. When we do outsource a portion of our tools, it is exclusively to local businesses ensuring that everything we sell is 100% American made. And whether you buy from us or not, we encourage you to support other premium tool makers whenever possible.
Are you a custom plane builder that I have overlooked? Do you know of a site no listed here? Send me the link at aPlaneLife@comcast.net and I will add it to the library.