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Category:Bench planes

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There are many ideas about what a bench plane is, on this wiki, a bench plane is a plane that has a use that is so common in woodworking that it stays on the bench rather than being stored in a box or on a shelf.

In 1784, following the death of Swedish Ebeniste-du-Roy George Haupt, an estate inventory deed of tools includes the following: 7 benches with its 9 planes, 3 saws, set of chisels, an angle, hammer and mallet
There are many other tools and specially planes listed. The basic not listed planes are concidered Bench planes, so common they where considered part of the bench.
Planes listed as not being bench planes are Moulding planes, Plow planes, Rounded planes and Router planes.[1]

A as of yet unconfirmed source in the nederlands reported that a Journeyman planemaker under the carpenters guild (since 1614[2]) in 1750s was required to make the 9 bench planes before becoming a Journeyman.
To become a Master Planemaker in the Dutch carpenters guild in 1721, one had to make a Ploegschaaf.[3]


  1. Böttiger, Dr. John., 'Bilagor', in Ivar Hæggström (ed.), Kungl. Hofschatullmakaren och Ebenisten George Haupt. En studie till 1700-talets konstslöjdhistoria, undefined, Stockholm, 1901, pp. 89-90.
  2. Bedrjiffsleven en Guildenwezen van Amsterdam, dl. ii, 1612-1632; Gem. arch. Amsterdam, PA/149. H. Noorddijk, Handvesten ofte Privilegien ende octroyen mitsgaders willekeuren, costuimen, ordonnantien en handleidingen der stad Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1748, pp. 1283 e.v.
  3. The Woerden guild ordinace, proof requirements for planemakers and bracemakers

Pages in category ‘Bench planes’

The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total.