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.
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.
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.
New Zealand plane maker, Stanley plane refinisher, furniture builder. Simply, some of the most beautiful modern hand planes being build anywhere.
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.
A broad selection of beautifully crafted infill planes.
Artisan crafted fine furniture and hand tools.
Beautiful wood planes, plane kits, and more.
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.
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.