O1 Carbon Steel irons now available to purchase - see the “Tools” menu for details
New models available - Sliding Dovetail, Fore and Try planes!
Traditional Wooden Planes made in England.
Phil Edwards is the craftsman behind Philly Planes, who are reviving the lost art
of wooden plane making in the UK. As a woodworker with a passion for hand tools,
planes in particular, it was inevitable that he would end up making them himself.
From his workshop in Broadstone, Dorset he makes each individual plane by hand.
Our planes are based on traditional designs and are made using the finest materials
- carefully selected and well seasoned hardwoods and Sheffield high carbon steel.
The O1 cutting irons are all made in-house (including heat treatment and tempering)
to ensure a quality blade that will take and hold a fine cutting edge. The planes
are made one at a time, using traditional methods and plane making tools.
Goncalo Alves - I am currently finding it impossible to get a reliable source for
this wood so will not be offering it for the near future.
We are now offering a custom Iron service - if you are making your own wooden plane
we can make you an iron to suit. Just email us with your requirements - we have a
wide range of steel sizes in stock and the prices are very competitive! We have some
of our standard irons ready to go - click the “Tools” menu for details.
Don't forget we make a wide selection of planes from the the smallest block plane
through to a a 30 inch Jointer and everything in-between - if you can't see what
you are after on the site just email us with your requirements. All planes are made
one at a time so we can customise any order to your specific requirements (i.e. different
bedding angle, different timbers) We also have a small selection of Exotic timbers
suitable for that special plane!