Are iron or wood bench planes better?

Answer On One Hand: Antique vs. Modern ToolA bench plane is a tool used to level and shape wood, or even plaster in a mold. Historically, bench planes were made of wood with a steel blade. In modern times... Read More »

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Are iron bench planes better?

On One Hand: Iron Planes are DurableYou can find bench planes made from wood, iron or a combination of the two. The iron plane is much easier to adjust and the blade is easier to sharpen. Your cast... Read More »

Where can you get replacement slat for wood and iron garden bench?

I need 4ft slats to repair my garden bench that has iron sides. There are about 4 slats rotted and I don't know where 2 find them. Home depot is not the place since I checked. thank you, Cris Komons

How to Adjust Wood Hand Planes?

A well-adjusted wood hand plane cuts just the depth you want, slicing evenly into the board and sliding smoothly without chattering. Wood-bodied hand planes come in two styles, which need to be adj... Read More »

Who invented balsa wood planes?

Paul K. Guillow, founder of the model airplane company known as Guillow's, started producing model airplane kits using balsa wood in 1926. Guillow used this type of wood because of its strength and... Read More »