Custom Bench Planes
A new concept in plane design, these bench planes can be customized to fit the work you do and the way you do it. To get planing right away, you can choose our standard configuration for each plane that best suits the work it is typically used for, or you can customize the plane with alternative parts and accessories to suit your particular needs You choose the frog angle, the blade material, and even the size and style of the knob and tote – allowing a level of personalization previously limited to handmade planes. Each part of the plane is machined in our shop for accuracy and fit, ensuring that the plane functions as a unified whole no matter which parts you choose.
All the plane bodies are fully stress-relieved ductile cast iron. The soles are machined flat and square to the sides and have extra-large side wings for stable shooting. The planes have a Norris-style combined feed and lateral adjustment mechanism for easy and accurate blade setting. Two set screws register the blade in the throat. The movable toe plate allows quick mouth adjustments – loosening the front knob (or on the #7 plane, a separate stainless-steel knob) lets you close the mouth to a narrow slit for fine shavings and minimum tear-out or open it for heavier cuts. A stop screw in the throat retains mouth settings and prevents accidental contact with the blade. The cap iron registers on and attaches to a low-profile blade carrier attached to the blade, which allows you to easily restore the cap iron to the same position after removal for blade sharpening. Two tapped holes in either side of the plane allow the mounting of an optional fence, available separately. Patented. Made in Canada.