Links to sites featuring all types of information on antique hand planes. Photos, planes for sale, articles, type studies. These site cover it all and many are focused on a specific brand of antique hand plane.
Links to sites organized by manufacturer or brand of hand plane for your convenience.
Links to antique hand plane restorers that resell planes and dealers in antique hand plane parts.
These folks know their planes and know their parts. Look them up, they can help you with whatever you need.
Modern hand plane makers are building tools that exceed your wildest dreams in form, function, and finish. Make your dreams come true here.
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Links to sources of the finest wood working hand tools available. Many of these tools are hand-crafted in small numbers by artisans in tool making. Find the tools that will help you achieve the results you are looking for here.
Links to antique saw information, supplies, and sellers of the finest in vintage saws.
Come in and browse around, you might find useful information or something new for your shop.
Links to helpful articles or videos on antique wood working tools. You will also find information on shop classes and schools to help you improve your skills.
Check it out!
Braces, levels, measuring tools, whatever. If they made it decades ago, a woodworker used it, and someone has cleaned it up for sale, you will find it here.
Link to Archive.com site featuring over 4,000 tool catalogs dating back to 1743.
Your old tool research dream has just come true. Don't expect to get any sleep after your start this journey.
A forum community to discuss wood, carpentry, lumber, finishing, tools, machinery, and everything related to woodworking.
Woodworking showcase and online workshop. Projects, blogs, reviews, forums, videos, it's all here. Over 250,000 members.
If you didn't know, TimeTestedTools also hosts a forum. Everything from vintage tool discussions, to woodworking, blacksmithing, bladesmithing, vintage machinery, and more. The questions are here and so are the answers.
Hand tools, project galleries, workshops, before and after tool restoration, tool swaps, workbenches, wood finishing, joinery, Japanese woodworking and tool, it just keeps going. Site host Joshua Farsworth joins the conversation along with a host of talented contributors.
Back in 2005, Steve Coles saw the need for a 'friendlier' website for woodworkers; one where people from all over the Southeast could come and talk about woodworking in all its forms.
His vision meant building a community where anyone could come and learn new techniques, discuss the intricacies of a project, share project photos and along the way make new friends.
Have a favorite forum? Email me the link at aPlaneLife@comcast.net and I will add it to the library.
Join over 33,000 hand plane enthusiasts in the largest social media group of hand plane enthusiasts. A group for anyone interested in plane building and restoring. Share how to tips and tricks. Projects and of course, the before and after restorations.
All about Hand Planes all the time. Wood, Metallic, New, Old, Dirty or Clean it’s welcome here. Wanna sell one you have to trade up, don’t know what you have, wanna just brag because you picked up a cool plane?! POST IT!!
Just like the name implies, this group features hand planes marketed under various department store brands like Wards Master, Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company, and many more.
A group specific to collectors (or wanna be collectors) and discussion of No 1 and No 2 size bench planes of all makes.
Fulton Tools group is dedicated to enthusiasts and people casually interested in Fulton Tools sold by Sears, Roebuck & Co. from 1904-1957. Primarily wood working tools, group members are encouraged to post examples, questions, comments on any Fulton tool.
Featuring antique Stanley hand planes. Restoring, collecting, sharing.
Post your project or admire other's.
The name pretty much covers it. All Sargent and Company woodworking tools. If Sargent made it, someone here knows it inside and out.
This is a group where we can sell our hand planes and related items without having to pay those aggravating eBay fees. We have just a few rules so please read them before posting your item.
This group is for posting photographs of before and after tools, those woodworking hand tools that are gritty and restored to spiffy. The valuable tool you find at an estate sale for a give away price and the unusual or “what is it” tools.
A little departure from all the woodworking tools. Open to anyone who enjoys or collects vintage and unusual Craftsman tools. No politics or rants about China stuff. Just vintage Craftsman tools. Questions? This group has ALL the answers.
A place for hand Saws, using collecting, cleaning and restoring. Antique hand saws of every flavor and an unlimited of expertise to help you unravel any antique saw question.
One of the largest tool collectors groups. All antique tools, planes, saws, pliers, black smithing, foot powered tool, you name it they collect it.
Be forewarned, once you see the incredible craftsmanship of Frank Strazza, there is no turning back.
This Texas area builder produces museum grade workbenches, heirloom furniture and yes, even produced a piece that resides in the White House. Come be inspired by Frank Strazza and his creations.
Located in the Pacific Northwest, Jesse de Geest will impress yoU with his Asian inspired pieces while he empowers you to take on your dream projects.
The days of a made-to-order furniture maker. Simple, pure, minimalist furniture handcrafted to last for generations. Find your inspiration.
Tell me about your favorite wood working Instagram artist at aPlaneLife@comcast.net and I will happily add it to the library.
Mark Webster is the premier Stanley bench plane restorer/modernizer. He uses modern techniques to refinish Stanley type 9-15 bench planes and tune them to a level of performance far beyond normal performance. If you want your plane to be capable of tear-out free, sub 0.001" shavings and a glass smooth finish, Mark will show you how, or do it for you.
Technical articles on restoring antique hand plane, saw, and other tools. Building Japanning ovens, dust collection, ultra-dry air compressors, etc.
Humorous anecdotes, insights into antique tool collection obsessive behavior, and occasional off-topic entertainment.
Pour a drink and relax from the restoration work and get lost in your thoughts, or mine.
Perhaps the finest prose written exploring the depths of retirement and the convoluted path into hand plane collection. Mark Nickel shares his insights and sense of humor in a way that leaves you wanting more.
Covering a wide swath of wood working skills, Joshua Farnsworth and his posse of wood workers show you have to build a bench, tune a saw, finish fine furniture or even use a Stanley No. 45.
Is there a favorite craftsman you enjoy reading? Share the link with me at aPlaneLife@comcast.net and I will add it to this library for others to enjoy.
I have been working with wood since I could stumble into the shop with my dad. Several years ago I moved into a house with no space for a full shop so I decided to take up all hand tool woodworking. That started a whole new passion for wood. Now I feel as though I am learning the art all over again. My Joy and desire is to share this passion for hand tool woodworking with everyone I can. So come along for the fun of learning the ancient and new art of Hand tool woodworking!
Woodworking is my passion and doing it entirely with hand tool is my greatest joy. Always open to suggestions for topics and future builds. Visit my sites for more videos or questions. www.renaissancewoodworker.com www.handtoolschool.net
My name is Marc Spagnuolo and welcome to my channel. I am a podcaster, video producer, author, and woodworking enthusiast. I have contributed articles and video content to FineWoodworking.com, Popular Woodworking Magazine and WOOD Magazine. Producing the Wood Whisperer is a great way for me to combine four of my passions: woodworking, technology, education, and humor.
Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal is a twice-monthly multimedia e-magazine full of truly unique projects, tips, tricks, news and entertainment for every type of woodworker. It's really unlike anything you've ever seen, and the best part is, subscriptions are free at stumpynubs.com!
Skilled woodworker and talented videographer, Jay Bates will help you become a better woodworker. check out his well crafted project and videos.
Share a link to your favorite woodworking vlogger at aPlaneLife@comcast.net and I will add it to the library for others.
Mid West Tool Collectors Association.
One of the largest and oldest groups of antique tool collectors.
National meeting and local area meeting covering most of North America.
Find your friends here.
Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association.
Formed in 1977, PATINA is a regional tool club based in the Washington, D.C. area. We have members from 24 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. Antique tool collectors, tool users and people simply seeking knowledge are well represented in PATINA's membership
Begun in Richmond, Virginia in 1995, Richmond Antique Tool Society, or RATS, as they are affectionately known, strive to build friendships, generate interest in tool history, and provide a place to meet sell, trade and buy old tools.
Tell me about your local wood working club. Email the link to me at aPlaneLife@comcast.net and I will add it to this library for others!