Handplane Basics Tool List

Quantity

Size/Grade

Tool or Item

Comments

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#5

Bench Plane (Must Have)

Do not rush out and buy new planes. It is Ernie's feeling that classic planes (found at any flea market) work better and are a better value than new planes. New planes generally require more tuning than a classic. We have reconditioned classics available in our store. They are guaranteed by Ernie to work to perfection and are generally less expensive than new planes.

1

#4 or #3

Bench Plane (Nice to Have)

If you are going to buy new Lie-Nielsen, Clifton or Veritas are the only ones worth your consideration

1

 

Notepad

 

1

chunk

Paraffin Wax

Canning wax is perfect and can be found at most grocery stores

1

 

Pencil

 

1

 

Pliers (Vice grip or tongue and groove)

Good for pulling nails loosening stubborn screws and lids, etc.

1

 

Safety Glasses

You must have a minimum of safety glasses, Most prescription glasses are safety lenses, but need side shields to be true safety. If in doubt bring face shield to go over glasses.

1

Straight

Screw driver

 

1

Phillips

Screw driver

 

It is important to bring at least one of the metal planes listed above. Do not bring #6, #7 or #8 planes, as these will be of no used during the practical exercise portion of the class. If in doubt about a plane please call or email and we will help you sort things out. We have many classic ("previously owned") planes available in our store and would be glad to set one aside for you. If buying a new plane we have found Lie-Nielsen, Clifton and Veritas planes to be of good quality.

  2005 Ernie Conover