Plane Types and Choices
Very long, very wordy explanation of the different types of hand planes available. This information is provided by a regular poster to the WoodNet Woodworking Hand Tool forum. Although you’ll long for a picture or two, the information provided is good.
You’ll definitely benefit from this site if you already know a little bit (a lot?) about your planes. This is more from the mysterious WoodNet expert.
The information at this web site (and at the two listed above, since they’re all from the same guy) is derived from his responses to questions posed on the Hand Tool forum. So, even though there aren’t any pictures to help visualize what he’s talking about, it’s still good information.
This site is called Woodworking at Rex Mill. He’s got lots of information on hand planes, plus photographs! Now if we can just convince him to hire a good editor or use Spell Checker…
Popular Woodworking magazine has become, in the last 5 years or so, one of my favorite woodworking resources. This article is by Cedar Rapids, IA. woodworker, Dale Lucas.
Fettling — Jigging — Skittering…yep, Jeff Gorman is from Great Britain. Some of the terminology may make you scratch your head, but I learned a lot from this Brit.
One of the most exhaustive resources on hand planes on the web. It is hosted by another WoodNet forum veteran — Cian Perez
Working With Handplanes, Taunton Press
Fine Woodworking on Planes and Chisels, Taunton Press
(Out of Print)
Plane Basics, Sam Allen
The Handplane Book, Garrett Hack
Using Hand Tools, Nick Engler
Using Woodworking Tools, Lonnie Bird
Choosing & Using Hand Tools, Andy Rae
Woodworker’s Hand Tools, Rick Peters