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Plane No 3—The Shoulder plane

Shoulder planes date back to the early 1800s with the zenith here in Britain being throughout the late 1800s and into the mid decades of the 1900s when they effectively lost purpose and therefor favour as a tool used by professional cabinet makers (furniture makers not ply-box kitchens USA) and joiners. The chief market for…

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Three generations of shoulder plane

I thought you might like these Here stand three generations of shoulder planes. The first one is a sand-cast model ‘stuffed’ with some figured mahogany and the owner of this used an old blade reground to fit into the body. It works very well with the tap-adjust method used on pre-adjuster planes, and feels surprisingly…

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Questions answered – Shoulder planes a Misnomer?

Hi Paul, Quick question for you (you may have gotten this one before.)  What is your take on shoulder planes?  I am a new-ish woodworker and I’m trying my very hardest to get into hand tool work, but one of the things I am struggling with is how to prioritize the tools that I buy. …

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