Dating wooden planes - Dating a Keen Kutter Plane - WoodCentral


Here you will find individual hollow and round planes, we also stock hollow and round plane sets from vintage tool makers from the past like Griffiths, Greenslade and John Moseley.

I wanted to show you the planes above because they are both lovely and functional. If you owned one of them, and kept it well set and sharp, you would begin to understand why woodworkers rejected the all-metal planes for so long. It was not that they rejected progress but that they already owned a thoroughbred so well developed that it could not be reproduced using steel and iron and bronze and brass. Though some espouse the British Norris the best plane ever made, few craftsmen accepted it as a better plane than the all wooden ones they were using. I like the Norris smoothing plane, but a wooden one works better. I doubt that most will agree with this, but I have enjoyed wooden planes on and off for almost half a decade. They really are quite, quite lovely!

A bench plane is a hand plane that is used so often that they usually “sit on the bench” and are used for flattening, dimensioning, & smoothing wood. Examples include Jointer Planes, Jack Planes, Smoothing Planes, and Block Planes.¬†


Dating wooden planes

Dating wooden planes