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PLANE
sa   PLANE (ELECTRIC)
sa   PLANE ACCESSORIES & JIGS
sa   PLANE IRON SHARPENING & SETTING
sa   ROUTER PLANE
sa   SCRAPER & BEADER
sa   SPOKESHAVE
xx   PLANING & SURFACING WOOD
xx   TOOL

Tips on selecting and using old metal bench planes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Summer 1987 (v.3#2) pg. 64

Making a palm plane. A small, all-wood rabbet plane modeled after those of a master English craftsman.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER May-Jun 1988 (v.4#2) pg. 50

Choosing and tuning a block plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.4#5) pg. 26

Smoothing plane. Make a wooden plane that sings in your hands.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.5#1) pg. 23

Wooden molding planes. Part 1. Types of planes, plane parts and characteristics.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 28

Wooden molding planes. Part 2. How to select, collect and correct them.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 44

Advice on chipping in the sole of a wooden plane at the back edge of the mouth (behind the plane blade).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 6
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 4

Make a rabbet plane or plough plane from a chisel.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #20 May-Jun 1991 pg. 10

Tips on cleaning an old "transitional" plane (wooden body and metal blade mechanism).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 8

Making a wood-body coffin-shaped smooth plane with a closed handle an a back end that is cut down "razee" style.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 18

Tuning Japanese planes. Fitting the blade and chip breaker, conditioning the sole, hollowing the sole and chamfering the sharp edge of the mouth and edges of the block.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 62
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #36 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 6
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 6
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 6

How to tune-up a new bench plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 14

Three shop-made rounding tools for making long dowels, handles, etc. They include the dowel-sizing plate, tine cutter, and rounder plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 63

Tip on gluing and using exotic woods as plane soles.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 12

Using brazing to repair a cast iron block plane that has broken in two pieces right at the throat.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 12

Maine planemakers. Two tool makers share their techniques for making wooden and metal hand planes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 41
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #45 Jun 1995 pg. 6, 12

Advice on making radius-bottom planes. (1) Reshaping a wooden plane. (2) Interchangeable wooden soles for a metal plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #44 Apr 1995 pg. 10

Planes for cutting tongues and grooves (T&G). A tool collector traces the development of this specialized hand plane. Includes tips on using a T&G plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #45 Jun 1995 pg. 42
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 6

Edge tools. Essential hand tools that every shop should have. A guide to planes, scrapers, handsaws, chisels, and spokeshaves.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 4

Wooden hand plane. Make a tool you'll treasure from a blade and a block of wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #50 Feb 1996 pg. 44

Jack planes. A test of seven metal hand planes to find the best performers. Includes information on flattening a plane's sole using silicon carbide sandpaper and a flat surface.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 62
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #53 Aug 1996 pg. 6

Tip on reducing tearout when using a hand plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #54 Oct 1996 pg. 18

Transitional planes (wood-and-metal hydrids). How to locate and tune an antique transitional plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #54 Oct 1996 pg. 62

Information on the adjustable compass or filister plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 18

Tuning a bench plane. Advice on buying old metal-bodied planes, what can and cannot be fixed. Details on flattening the sole, tuning the chip breaker, sharpening, adjusting the frog and installing the blade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 38

Cutting angles of a block plane and a bench plane compared, especially when used to plane end grain.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 16

Buying a block plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #83 Fall-Winter 2000 pg. 34

Tip: How to keep the face of a hand plane from rusting without using oil.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1980 (v.58#3) pg. 80

A look at jack and block planes and how to use hand planes.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1976 (v.66#11) pg. 78

How to get a metal hand plane back into perfect working order.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 20

The smoothing plane. How to use this hand tool.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1980 (v.3#12) pg. 37

Make your own wooden hand planes. (1) Stop rabbet plane (bullnose plane). (2) Traditional rabbet plane. (3) Adjustable rabbet plane. (4) Molding planes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1980 (v.4#1) pg. 67

Methods for using a plane. Includes information on sharpening and adjusting blades.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1986 (v.9#11) pg. 51

How to maintain a steel bench plane.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1986 (v.9#12) pg. 70

Plain talk about wood planes. A discussion of nine planes and spokeshavers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #95 Dec 1966 (v.16#6) pg. 40

All about hand and electric planes. A description of the various planes and what each can do for the woodworker.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #123 Jan 1971 (v.21#1) pg. 44

Japanese hand tools. An introduction to Japanese saws, planes and chisels.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #234 Dec 1982 (v.32#10) pg. 33

Bench planes. What is available and tips on their use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #256 Feb 1985 (v.35#2) pg. 18

Square edges, clean surfaces the easy way. How to use the handheld power plane.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #284 Dec 1987 (v.37#10) pg. 14

Using hand planes with success. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #298 May 1989 (v.39#5) pg. 14

Tip describes how to get a tight fit between the chip breaker on top of a hand plane and the blade.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 8

Portable power planes. How to use these versatile tools to true framing lumber and clean up trim.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 42

Portable power planes. An update on available makes and models.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 76

Hand planes for trim carpentry. Advice on tuning and adjusting. Also includes instructions on making a miter-shooting board and sharpening plane blades.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 80
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 4

Block planes for carpenters. A survey of the current offerings and how to get the best performance from planes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #121 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 104

Hand planes. The care and making of a misunderstood tool. Includes directions on how to "true-up" a metal plane, sharpen and set irons and make your own wood body plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #1 Winter 1975 pg. 22

Plane speaking. One man's guide to hand planes which he finds useful.
FINE WOODWORKING #3 Summer 1976 pg. 28

Illustration show the design for making your own wooden English plane, plus a suggestion for refurbishing old Stanley wood-bottom planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 12

Description of a homemade wooden plane designed to plane the outside of a wooden sphere 5-ft. in diameter.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 14
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 18

Pattern for making your own mortising plane out of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 18

Improving planes. Simple modifications eliminate most common problems that affect hand planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 52

Restoring Bailey planes. These early planes (1860-1943) featured wooden soles and iron adjusting mechanisms.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 55
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #16 May-Jun 1979 pg. 8

Paneled doors and walls. Colonial workmen relied on the right wood planes to shape the profiles on panels, rails and stiles. A review of the planes and the techniques used.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 84

Japanese planes. How to make and use the "kanna", a simple plane made of wood and featuring two blades.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 60

Make a modern wooden plane. Laminated wood construction makes it easier to cut the throat area. Homemade depth adjuster for plane iron is made from nuts, bolts, and miscellaneous metal blocks.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 65

Make a wooden rabbet plane which uses a standard 1/2" chisel as the plane iron.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 19

Harry Moos describes his passion for collecting and restoring hand planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 40

Hand-made wooden planes are used to plane the bevel and shoulder on raised panel doors.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 59

The planemaker's float. Converting worn-out files into useful tools for making wooden planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 63

Vietnamese planes. Viet immigrant describes how to make wooden planes, including molding planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 96

How to equip old wooden-soled Baily and Sargent planes with replacement blades, chip breakers or cap irons.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 16

Using bench planes. How to adjust and use a metal bench plane. How to "tune up" a plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 84

How to make an 18th-century style molding plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 72
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 6

The Stanley #55 Universal Combination Plane. Understanding and using this ingenious workhorse.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 89, 93
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 10

Souping up the block plane. How to relieve the sole and sharpen the blade.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 65
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 4

The legendary Norris plane. A hard-to-find tool that's worth the search.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 46

Tips on using and tuning wooden match planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 14

Block planes. What is available and tips on their use.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 76

Making a panel plane, a tool for the consummate cabinetmaker.
FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 60

Simple mortising machine is designed to cut the throat in wooden planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 10

Old wooden planes. How to recognize and refurbish a usable wooden plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 30
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 4

Metal handplanes. A comparison of inexpensive handplanes. How to tune a plane for better performance.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 52
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 6

Coachmakers' rabbet plane is made from ebony and bone. Used as a finishing tool to clean up marks left by gouges and chisels on curved surfaces. Reproduction of those used in 18th- and 19th-century.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 61

Chisel-nose plane is made from a simple block of dense wood and an inlaid tapered plane iron.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 8

Tips on making a small brass shoulder plane with rosewood infill.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 16

Hollows and rounds. Making the most of wooden molding planes that are still to be found in antique shops, at flea markets, etc. Tips on reconditioning and using.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 81

Tips on repairing a loose handle or "horn" on a wooden plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 14

Alternative to the "japan" finishes when refurbishing old planes.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 14

How to true up the sole of any handplane, either wood or metal.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 16

Tuning a Japanese wood-bodied hand plane to achieve its full potential.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 82

Shoulder plane. Selecting and using this plane which is unmatched for precise trimming in 90-degree corners.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 38

Building a dovetail plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 55

Round-bottom planes. How to build wooden planes to fit your hands and needs.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 80

Reproducing an antique wooden plow plane. Corian and brass are substituted for ivory and gold.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 68

How to convert a jack plane into a scrub plane and use it to thickness lumber.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 65

Straight talk about handplanes. Picking the correct size, edge and angle. Getting a new plane ready to work the first time. Flattening a plane sole by hand.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 67

Four hand planes that earn their keep. Sharpening, tuning and using a smooth plane, jack plane, block plane and bullnose plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 40
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 4

Block planes. Light, versatile tools which vary in price and design. An overview of the various styles along with information on tune-up and use.
FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 36

Tip on using etched glass (sandblasted glass) in place of 600-grit sandpaper when truing up a plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 8

Description of features and tips on using a Stanley No. 78 rabbet plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 16

Making music with a plane. Advice from James Krenov on using a hand plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 64

Wooden planes. How to make a wooden plane starting with a single block of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 67

Rabbet planes. Selecting and using various styles to clean up machine cuts and fine-tune joinery for a perfect fit.
FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 48

Great shapes without a shaper. Advice on adjusting and using the compass plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 114

Smoothing planes. Nine new hand planes are taken out of the box, tuned up, and compared. Includes advice on tuning a new plane and selecting replacement irons.
FINE WOODWORKING #136 May-Jun 1999 pg. 38
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 8

Bench planes. Advice on the selection, sharpening, and use of three different bench planes (smooth, jack, and jointer).
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 94

The plane truth. Tips on adjusting and using a hand plane.
HARROWSMITH #106 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.17#4) pg. 10C

The proper use and maintenance of planes.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 96

Overhead transparency master illustrates the various types of hand planes.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1982 (v.71#4) pg. 40

Japanese saws, chisels and planes now available. Tips on their use.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #575 Apr 1976 (v.72) pg. 24

Tools as art. How to make your own custom crafted wooden tools. Plans included for a jack plane, handscrew clamps, marking gauge, and mallet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #639 Aug 1981 (v.77) pg. 60

Tip on flattening the sole of a small plane using 400 wet-or-dry sandpaper.
MODEL AVIATION Mar 1990 (v.16#3) pg. 161

Tip: Wipe carving (cutting) tools with a soft cloth and paste wax to keep natural chemicals present in wood from dulling your tools.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 9

Introduction to the basic styles of hand planes, their features and use.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1981 (v.2#8) pg. 18

Making wood moldings the old way using molding planes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1976 (v.4#4) pg. 4

Workshop minicourse. The block plane.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1980 (v.153#6) pg. 116

Workshop minicourse. Bench plane. Part 1. How to assemble and adjust the plane iron.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1980 (v.154#1) pg. 102

Workshop minicourse. Bench plane. Part 2. More on assembling the plane iron, inserting into plane, and adjusting.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 100

Workshop minicourse. Bench plane. Part 3. Adjusting iron and beginning to plane.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 122

Three wooden planes you can make. Scrub, jack and smoothing plane are made from straight-grained white beech.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1982 (v.157#6) pg. 97

Workshop minicourse. Tips on using power planes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1983 (v.160#6) pg. 50

Workshop minicourse. Using hand planes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1984 (v.161#10) pg. 62

Planes. A look at what is available in traditional hand planes and tips on their use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1986 (v.163#7) pg. 84

Hand plane heritage. A look at the history of the hand plane. Includes a pull-out chart showing drawings of the various styles of planes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1990 (v.167#6) pg. 90

Handmade hand plane. How to make a small wooden plane for precise trimming and surfacing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1997 (v.174#9) pg. 81

Block plane basics. Advice on selecting, tuning, and using this small tool.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1998 (v.175#12) pg. 115

Bench plane basics. Tips on adjustment and use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1999 (v.176#3) pg. 89

Tips on how and why to use powered wood planes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1968 (v.193#1) pg. 128

How many planes do you need around home? A review of 17 special purpose planes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1974 (v.204#1) pg. 107

Power planes. A review of what is available, along with a wooden jig to turn a power plane into a small jointer. Tips on using the plane included.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1974 (v.204#4) pg. 126

Specialty planes. Part 1. A review of many of the specialty planes available. Tips also given for using these planes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1976 (v.209#6) pg. 106

Specialty planes. Part 2. Molding and router planes. Plus instructions on how to use, sharpen and tune up your wood planes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1977 (v.210#1) pg. 112

Reproduction of the Stanley #95, a shear-cutting block plane. Some tips on its use.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #40 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 (v.7#4) pg. 16

An introduction to the design and use of the plough plane.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #40 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 (v.7#4) pg. 18

The rebate plane. An overview of the most common of the wooden "molding" planes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #52 Jan 1990 (v.9#4) pg. 20

An overview of wooden "sash fillister" planes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #53 Mar 1990 (v.9#5) pg. 19

Bench planes. Advice on selecting and using a variety of wood and metal bench planes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #56 Sep 1990 (v.10#2) pg. 19

Successful plane racing. How to tune your hand plane for the best possible cutting, support the work piece for planing, understand the varying characteristics of different planes, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 24

Block, miter, bullnose and chariot planes. Overview of the design and uses of these special-purpose small planes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #58 Jan 1991 (v.10#4) pg. 22

Make a stop chamfer plane. Features a wood body with V-shaped sole, an adjustable stop, and iron held in place with a traditional wooden wedge.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #58 Jan 1991 (v.10#4) pg. 26
Correction POPULAR WOODWORKING #59 Mar 1991 (v.10#5) pg. 6

Molding planes. An overview of the history, design, application, and use of antique wooden molding planes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 18

Match planes. History, design, and use of matched pairs of wooden planes where the profile cut by one plane mirrors the profile cut by the other. Such planes were used when making tongue-and-groove joints, rule joints, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #63 Nov 1991 (v.11#3) pg. 16

The jack plane. A look at various styles and basic adjustments.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #67 Jul 1992 (v.12#1) pg. 22

Using the jack plane. Includes instructions on making and using winding sticks.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #68 Sep 1992 (v.12#2) pg. 14

The smooth plane. An overview of various styles of wooden smooth planes, their maintenance, and use.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #75 Nov 1993 (v.13#3) pg. 22

The wooden smooth plane. Part 2. Make it work better than a sander. Basic conditioning, remouthing, shooting the sole, blade adjustment, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #76 Jan 1994 (v.13#4) pg. 24

Collecting and using antique hollow planes and round planes to cut moldings.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #86 Sep 1995 (v.15#2) pg. 16

Restoring a metal hand plane.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #110 Sep 1999 (v.19#4) pg. 38
Correction POPULAR WOODWORKING #111 Nov 1999 (v.19#5) pg. 14

All about using and maintaining hand planes.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1964 (v.35#11) pg. 73

Block plane tips. Planing end grain, squaring an edge, and trimming small pieces.
SHOPNOTES #7 Jan 1993 (v.2) pg. 8

Hand plane. A simple design and a unique method of securing the blade make building this plane an easy alternative to a traditional wood plane.
SHOPNOTES #11 Sep 1993 (v.2) pg. 10

Chisel plane is used to get into hard-to-reach places without having the body of the plane get in the way. Complete instructions for making your own wood-bodied chisel plane.
SHOPNOTES #14 Mar 1994 (v.3) pg. 8

Block planes. A look at four different models and descriptions of their advantages from woodworkers who use them.
SHOPNOTES #32 Mar 1997 (v.6) pg. 12

Tuning up a block plane.
SHOPNOTES #36 Nov 1997 (v.6) pg. 8

Restoring a bench plane. Disassembly, cleaning, making replacement handle and knob, tune-up, adjustment, etc.
SHOPNOTES #47 Sep 1999 (v.8) pg. 10

Fine-tuning your bench plane in five easy steps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 112

Antique molding planes. Some tips on history, value, collecting, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 34

Bench-plane basics. Everything you need to know about using this classic tool.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 38

Tips on cleaning rust off an old plane without destroying the patina.
WOOD MAGAZINE #68 Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 91

Block plane basics.
WOOD MAGAZINE #93 Dec 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 8

Elegant, but functional, block plane is made from maple and padauk.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 41, Insert

A simple wooden plane. How to build one that meets your needs. Includes details of a smoothing plane, hollowing plane, and fore plane.
WOODENBOAT #69 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 70

The boatbuilder's essential edge tools. An overview of planes, spokeshaves, and chisels which are particularly useful for the builder of wooden boats.
WOODENBOAT #141 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 54

How to make a 7" smoothing plane. Features a wooden body and steel sole. Requires no special tools to make.
WOODENBOAT #147 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 36
Added Info WOODENBOAT #148 May-Jun 1999 pg. 6

Bench planes. Another look at a cantankerous old friend. The types of planes, the various parts, adjustments, etc.
WOODSMITH #23 Sep 1982 pg. 16
Added Info WOODSMITH #25 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 23

Using a bench plane. How to get paper-thin shavings.
WOODSMITH #23 Sep 1982 pg. 20

How to flatten the sole of a plane by sanding with silicon carbide paper or grinding with a silicon carbide "slurry".
WOODSMITH #23 Sep 1982 pg. 22
Added Info WOODSMITH #25 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 3

Block planes. Selecting and choosing from the various models. How to tune-up a block plane, especially a new one, and make it ready for use. Understanding the geometry of block plane blades.
WOODSMITH #46 Aug 1986 pg. 14, 16, 18

Build a smooth plane out of wood. Features a front block that moves to change the size of the throat to compensate for wear. Also, the blade is located at the middle of the sole. Includes instructions on "tuning" a wooden plane.
WOODSMITH #47 Oct 1986 pg. 18, 22

Shoulder planes. Their selection, adjustment, and use.
WOODSMITH #79 Feb 1992 pg. 22

Explanation of the numbering system used by plane manufacturers.
WOODSMITH #79 Feb 1992 pg. 26

A plane from the past. Clues to identifying a wooden plane's age.
WOODWORK #2 Summer 1989 pg. 64

Tip on scratching grooves into the sole of a plane to prevent sticking.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 18

A quick rabbet plane. Combine a sharp chisel with a simple wooden body to produce a tool for cleaning out the corners inside dadoes or rabbets.
WOODWORK #10 Summer 1991 pg. 80

The making of a Japanese-style wooden-body smoothing plane.
WOODWORK #15 May-Jun 1992 pg. 38

Using the hinge-mortise plane to smooth the mortise to the uniform depth of the hinge.
WOODWORK #28 Aug 1994 pg. 52

Tuning and using a metal bench plane.
WOODWORK #31 Feb 1995 pg. 65
Added Info WOODWORK #32 Apr 1995 pg. 6
Added Info WOODWORK #33 Jun 1995 pg. 6
Added Info WOODWORK #35 Oct 1995 pg. 4

Making a rounder plane for cutting round tenons.
WOODWORK #37 Feb 1996 pg. 43

Restoring a classic Bedrock plane.
WOODWORK #39 Jun 1996 pg. 54

Replacing a hand plane's rear handle (tote). How to fashion a more comfortable handle from wood.
WOODWORK #46 Aug 1997 pg. 35

Patent-style drawings of an improved iron for toothing plane, circa 1917.
WOODWORKER #1011 Feb 1978 (v.82) pg. 69

Hints on using the Stanley 45 and the Record 405 hand plane.
WOODWORKER #1039 Jun 1980 (v.84) pg. 374

Wooden molding planes. How they work, typical shapes, and tips on their use.
WOODWORKER #1071 Feb 1983 (v.87) pg. 85

Making a dovetailed rebate plane.
WOODWORKER #1071 Feb 1983 (v.87) pg. 91
Added Info WOODWORKER #1074 May 1983 (v.87) pg. 317

How to build a replica of a Norris panel plane.
WOODWORKER #1071 Feb 1983 (v.87) pg. 97
Added Info WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 399
Added Info WOODWORKER #1076 Jul 1983 (v.87) pg. 461

Planes at the sharp end. Fine points of design in the construction of hand planes.
WOODWORKER #1078 Sep 1983 (v.87) pg. 552

Tip: Modify a jack plane to simulate adze marks on beams or furniture.
WOODWORKER #1079 Oct 1983 (v.87) pg. 653

How to make your own side rebate plane.
WOODWORKER #1083 Feb 1984 (v.88) pg. 85

Planes for re-molding. How to rejuvenate old molding planes.
WOODWORKER #1093 Dec 1984 (v.88) pg. 839

Differences between a side-bead molding-plane and an astragal molding-plane which use similar blades.
WOODWORKER #1094 Jan 1985 (v.89) pg. 10

Old planes in new hands. How to restore old wooden planes.
WOODWORKER #1097 Apr 1985 (v.89) pg. 287
Added Info WOODWORKER #1103 Oct 1985 (v.89) pg. 800

Mainly on the planes. Includes tips on using a Record 050A combination plane, jigs for holding thin pieces while planing, and a design for a toothing plane.
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 599

Plane speaking. How a plane works, how to properly adjust a plane iron and back iron, and a review of the Roger's "Peerless" smoothing plane.
WOODWORKER #1107 Feb 1986 (v.90#2) pg. 169
Added Info WOODWORKER #1109 Apr 1986 (v.90#4) pg. 351

Tools of the trade. Part 2. Bench plane. How to select and tune a plane.
WOODWORKER #1111 Jun 1986 (v.90#6) pg. 467

Tools of the trade. Part 3. Low-angle planes (block planes).
WOODWORKER #1112 Jul 1986 (v.90#7) pg. 565

Japanese wooden planes (Hira-kanna). Part 1. How they are made and used.
WOODWORKER #1114 Sep 1986 (v.90#9) pg. 726

Penny plane (wooden plane). How to locate servicable planes, revitalize them, and use them.
WOODWORKER #1115 Oct 1986 (v.90#10) pg. 808

Japanese wooden planes (Hira-kanna). Part 2. How to set up and use the "back-to-front" wooden plane.
WOODWORKER #1115 Oct 1986 (v.90#10) pg. 846

A critical look at modern wooden planes. What is available and tips on their use.
WOODWORKER #1116 Nov 1986 (v.90#11) pg. 972

How to make your own small smoothing plane from wood.
WOODWORKER #1117 Dec 1986 (v.90#12) pg. 1000

How to make adjustable wooden planes. Both a smoothing plane and a jack plane are illustrated.
WOODWORKER #1117 Dec 1986 (v.90#12) pg. 1005

High-quality miter plane is built from rosewood, brass, and steel. It features a two-part steel sole which is more accurate than a single-piece cast sole.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 806
Added Info WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1184

Plane power. Role of the speciality hand planes in the modern woodworkers shop is discussed.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 172

Introduction to plane construction with this chisel or palm plane.
WOODWORKER Sep 1989 (v.93#9) pg. 843

Simple toothing plane is made from a block of wood and a hacksaw blade.
WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 398

Sole searching. How to make spar planes (wooden planes with concave soles) for creating round wood for sailboat masts and canoe poles.
WOODWORKER Oct 1991 (v.95#10) pg. 1022

Construct a wood-bodied plane designed to ease the cutting of raised fielded panels.
WOODWORKER Mar 1992 (v.96#3) pg. 82
Added Info WOODWORKER Jul 1992 (v.96#7) pg. 18

Setting up planes. How to adjust a plane for cutting dry hardwoods, wild grained timbers, softwoods, and easily worked hardwoods.
WOODWORKER Jul 1992 (v.96#7) pg. 94

Simple wood-bodied plane for cutting chamfers.
WOODWORKER Aug 1992 (v.96#8) pg. 52
Added Info WOODWORKER Dec 1992 (v.96#12) pg. 20 (Improved model)

Tip on modifying a lightweight plough plane to accept standard beading cutters.
WOODWORKER Sep 1992 (v.96#9) pg. 82

Tip on making small metal planes from U-section brass and hardwood.
WOODWORKER Feb 1993 (v.97#2) pg. 13

Plane facts. A discussion of the importance of cap irons and working angles on a bench plane.
WOODWORKER Sep 1994 (v.98#9) pg. 78

Tip on making a toothing plane from a piece of old hacksaw blade fitted to a wooden handle.
WOODWORKER Apr 1995 (v.99#4) pg. 84

Tip on fitting the blade and wedge in an old-time wooden smoothing or jack plane.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 16

The beginning woodworker. The plane primer. A review of bench planes and tips on sharpening plane irons.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 3

Wooden smooth plane. Make a 12" smooth plane with a hard maple body and lignum vitae sole. Uses a standard 48mm plane iron.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1985 (v.9#5) pg. 58

The hand plane. Types of planes, how they work, common functions, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 16

Tuning and using a Japanese hand plane. Details on how to prepare the blade, tune the chip breaker and fit the blade into the wooden block.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 12

Tuning and using hand planes. Part 1. The bench plane. Includes tips on buying and restoring antique planes. How to make and use a lapping plate.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 22

Tuning and using hand planes. Part 2. Working with bench and block planes. Techniques that maximize performance. Includes instructions for constructing and using a shooting board that provides a true surface for the plane body to ride against while holding a work piece securely.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.21#4) pg. 62

Specialty planes. Part 1. Planes for shaping and finishing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 26

Specialty planes. Part 2. Planes for making and fitting joints.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1998 (v.22#3) pg. 18

If you can't afford the tools, make them yourself. Tips on making a metal panel plane.
WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #17 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 63
Added Info WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #18 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 4

Make a Norris pattern smoother, a dovetailed plate bench plane with curved sides.
WOODWORKING TODAY #34 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 39

Wood planes. The various types, their components, how to sharpen blades, and how to use them. Both hand and electric examined.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1966 (v.22#1) pg. 52

Hand tools. Sixth in a series on how to choose and use hand tools examines planes.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1973 (v.29#6) pg. 37

Tips on using the versatile block plane.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 14

Tip: Make a roughing plane to improve the glue surface between smooth-surfaced hardwoods (such as birch and maple). Made from wood and a piece of hacksaw blade.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 11

Make your own classic wooden plane.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 6

Restoring old wooden planes. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 10
Added Info WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1989 (v.45#4) pg. 6