Fore Planes and Jack planes

Fore Planes and Jack planes

Fore Planes and Jack planes

The fore plane is a traditional English tool used to get rough boards fairly flat so that you can then make them really flat with a jointer plane and ready to finish with a smoothing plane, scrapers and (sometimes) sandpaper.

To quote an article from Lee Valley:

Armed with only three planes, you can convert a rough-as-a-cob board to something ready to finish. The techniques to do this are so well prescribed that they were written down in the first English-language woodworking book, Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises.

The most notable thing about Moxon's book is that the tools and techniques are the same now as they were in 17th-century England. The only difference is that these techniques and skills were once common—now they are quite rare.

To convert rough stock into something suitable for furniture, you need three hand planes: a fore, a jointer and a smoother. The fore plane removes material quickly, the jointer plane makes the work flat and the smoothing plane prepares it for finish.

The fore plane is about 14" to 18" long (a jack plane will do) and has a cutting edge with a thumbnail shape. This shape allows it to remove lots of wood. The jointer plane is 22" or longer and has a cutter that is either straight or slightly curved. The smoothing plane is 10" or shorter and has a cutter that is either slightly curved or has its corners relieved to keep them from digging into the work.
    
    
 


Lie Nielsen No. 5 Jack Plane

Lie Nielsen No. 5 Jack Plane

Lie Nielsen No. 5 Jack Plane This is the Jack Plane size, 14" (35.6cm) long with a 2" (5.08cm) ..

4,090.39kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 3,272.31kr (SEK)

Lie-Nielsen No. 5-1/2 Jack Plane

Lie-Nielsen No. 5-1/2 Jack Plane

No. 5-1/2 Jack Plane The heaviest of the Jack Planes, the No. 5½ is comfortable and superbly b..

4,649.44kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 3,719.55kr (SEK)

Lie-Nielsen No. 6 Fore Plane

Lie-Nielsen No. 6 Fore Plane

No. 6 Fore Plane Sized midway between a Jack and a Jointer, the No. 6 Fore Plane is designed t..

4,649.44kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 3,719.55kr (SEK)

Low Angle Jointer

Low Angle Jointer

Low Angle Jointer  7 1/2 Because we like the Low Angle Jack so well, we decided to make a ..

4,156.25kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 3,325.00kr (SEK)

No. 7 Jointer Plane, Lie Nielsen

No. 7 Jointer Plane, Lie Nielsen

No. 7 Jointer Plane, Lie Nielsen Our most popular jointer. 22" (55.9cm) long, with a 2-3/8" (..

5,081.25kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 4,065.00kr (SEK)

Lie-Nielsen No. 8 Jointer Plane

Lie-Nielsen No. 8 Jointer Plane

Lie-Nielsen No. 8 Jointer Plane The longest and heaviest of the bench planes, the No. 8 will..

5,680.00kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 4,544.00kr (SEK)

Veritas® Low-Angle Jack Plane, PM-V11 steel

Veritas® Low-Angle Jack Plane, PM-V11 steel

Veritas® Low-Angle Jack Plane Veritas low-angle jack plane is ideal for shooting miters, working..

2,723.75kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 2,179.00kr (SEK)

Veritas® #6 Fore Plane

Veritas® #6 Fore Plane

One of our largest bench planes, the #6 fore plane is ideal for smoothing and flattening large surfa..

3,545.00kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 2,836.00kr (SEK)

Veritas® Bevel-Up Jointer Plane, PM-V11

Veritas® Bevel-Up Jointer Plane, PM-V11

  Veritas® Bevel-Up Jointer Plane The Veritas low-angle jointer is the latest and large..

3,908.75kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 3,127.00kr (SEK)

Clifton no. 5 1/2 plane - Wide Jack Plane

Clifton no. 5 1/2 plane - Wide Jack Plane

Clifton No.5 1/2 Jack plane The Clifton Bench Plane no. 5 .1/2 has a cutter width of 2 .3/8" (60mm)..

4,048.75kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 3,239.00kr (SEK)

Clifton No.5 Jack plane

Clifton No.5 Jack plane

Clifton No.5 Jack plane   Clifton Bench planes are an accurate, smoothly functioning to..

3,973.75kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 3,179.00kr (SEK)

Clifton Jointer Plane no. 7

Clifton Jointer Plane no. 7

Clifton Jointer Plane no. 7 CLIFTON BENCH PLANES Clifton Bench planes are an accurate, smooth..

4,648.75kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 3,719.00kr (SEK)

Clifton No. 6 Fore plane

Clifton No. 6 Fore plane

Clifton No. 6 Fore plane CLIFTON BENCH PLANES Clifton Bench planes are an accurate, smoothly..

4,535.00kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 3,628.00kr (SEK)

Lie Nielsen Low Angle Jack Plane

Lie Nielsen Low Angle Jack Plane

Low Angle Jack Plane This Low Angle Jack Plane is based on the Stanley 62. It is a 14" (35.56cm) ..

2,936.00kr (SEK) Ex Tax: 2,348.80kr (SEK)

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