Meet the Scrub-Plane

When you’re working with natural wood, you have to create smooth surfaces by-hand. In a factory, industrial planers shave down the surface, reducing all of the roughness and unevenness into piles of sawdust, and turning out a smooth finish.

In the by-hand workshop, the tool for this job is a scrub plane. This scrub plane is my own design, to fit my hand, and is a real workhorse!

Hand-crafted scrub plane, top view, by
Hand-crafted scrub plane, side view, by

And this is the scrub plane in-use, flattening out the base of a natural fir stump that we are using as an anvil stand.

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