Considering plough planes past and present I have ploughed grooves for 50 years and used every type of plough plane I think. Just about any way. I’m not old fashioned, I just like the upper body exercise, the self discipline of hand work, breathing good air that isn’t exhaled into a fabric mask and being…

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  • Ivanhoe on How to Handle Your PlaneI loved those videos. Allso would wery much love to see saw-handle making.
  • Gerard on Where My Wood Comes FromFrom New Zealand, thank you all for your comments: they have warmed me at the start of a wet, cool winter's day. I'm not alone in my desire to re-use timber, wherever it may be fou…
  • Martin on Where My Wood Comes FromExcellent advice. I am into day 3 of using the sides and backs of old drawers to provide clean flat thin wood to make the shelves of a display cabinet for my smaller tools. Not onl…
  • Jeff D on Plane Knob Without a LatheI know from making archery bows of wood that the fruit and nut trees are suitable for the flexion and compression of archery within the limits of the wood itself and design so ther…
  • Andrew on Plane Knob Without a LatheAs I recall Paul has said that most any hardwood will do for plane handles. You can even use some highly figured stuff that would be too weak for other applications. Besides, if it…
  • Mike O'Neil on Where My Wood Comes FromI know what you mean, Paul. I've been an "opportunist scrounger/scavenver" for years. I just can't pass up a "beautiful to me" piece of wood. Just prior to reading this I just happ…
  • Bruce Fleenor on Where My Wood Comes FromI've always been a "low budget" wood worker using free wood and used tools. I've found great wood on the side of the road, house demolition sights etc. I also cruise the big box st…