Who invented the hand plane?

Answer A 19th century tool designer, Leonard Bailey, developed tools that were used to smooth wood. In the mid-1800s many of Bailey's designs became models that were used for most planes. Today you can fi... Read More »

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How to Buy a Hand Plane?

At some time in a beginning woodworker's career, he needs to smooth a board with a hand plane. Using a plane transforms the wood from rough to glassy smooth and prepares it to be turned into a piec... Read More »

How to Assemble a Hand Plane?

The blade of a hand plane comes out for sharpening or replacement. To reassemble most modern planes, you will need to reassemble two parts in addition to the blade: the lever cap and the cap iron, ... Read More »

Electric Hand Plane Safety?

According to the Tool Guru website, electric hand planers come in a variety of sizes, some small enough for one-handed use while others need both hands. Uses of the electric hand plane include door... Read More »

What can you take as hand luggage on a plane?

The rules pertaining to hand luggage vary between different countries and airlines. Generally, a carry-on piece of luggage must be small enough to fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat.... Read More »