Tool Reviews

Please take note of the date when a review was written. Some extend back over a decade.

Techniques and opinions today may not be the same as when these were completed.

A Personal Statement about Reviews

The Veritas Small Plow Plane

Tongue-and-Groove Accessory Blades for the Veritas Small Plow

The Veritas Small Plow as a Beading Plane  NEW

The Veritas Small Router Plane

The Veritas “Little Victor” Block Plane

The Veritas Medium Shoulder Plane

The Veritas Skew Angle Jig

The Veritas Low Angle Smoothing Plane

The Veritas Router Plane

The Veritas Bevel Up Jointer

The Veritas Bevel Up Smoother

The Veritas Scrub Plane

The Veritas Side Rabbet Plane

The Veritas Premium Block Plane 

The Veritas Pocket Marking Gauge 

The Veritas 20 tpi Dovetail Saw  

The Veritas Small Shoulder Plane  

The Veritas Beader - mini review  

The Veritas SemiFill Smoother 

The Veritas Small BU Smoother 

The Veritas LA Jack

The Veritas Bench Chisels 

The Veritas Jack Rabbet Plane

The Veritas Custom Planes: Introduction 

                            Designing a Plane: tips on choosing and tuning 

                            Designing a Plane: Knobs and Handles - or how we really use a plane! 

                            To Chipbreak or Not to Chipbreak: frog angle choice  

Modifying the Veritas Depth Stop Screws

The Veritas Shooting Plane 

Lee Valley Cast Round Spokeshave 

Lee Valley Chipbreaker 

Lee Valley Cast Scratch Stock   NEW

More about Shooting Planes and Their Blades 

Bevel Up vs Bevel Down Handplanes

Side Sharpening and Sharp Skate Honing Guide

The LN Face Joinery Float

The #51 Shooting Plane - Lie-Nielsen and Stanley

Shooting Planes Compared

Father and Son - IT and LN Dovetail Saws

Galoot Tools Performance Series - Bench Plane Blade

The James Krenov Smoother

The HNT Gordon Spokeshaves

The HNT Gordon Smoother & Trying Plane

The HNT Gordon Dado Plane

The Orange Block Plane

Marcou S15BU Plane

The Blum Fore Plane and Smoother

Eccentric Toolworks Carcase Saw  

The Brese Small Smoother Kit 

The 1882 Miller Patent Plough Plane Kit 

The Knew Concepts Fretsaw

The Knew Concepts Birdcage Fretsaw: a critical look

A Not So Humble Pencil and Sharpener

Koyamaichi Dovetail Chisels 

Blade Testing

     Chisel Chopping - 5 Steels 

     Chisel Paring - 6 Steels  

Four Chisel Steels Compared: PM-V11, A2, White Steel, O1/HCS

Glen-Drake Joinery Saw

Gramercy Dovetail Saw 

AYS Leg Vise Chain Adjuster 

A Compendium of Block Planes Coming  (yeah .. I know .. I know)

Recycling a Ladder