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Alan Dunwell How 2 make finger planes

Luthiers — builders of guitars, violins, and such — are by definition very accurate woodworkers.  So who better to write a “how to” article on making your own finger plane?  Alan Dunwell, owner and operator of Dunwell Guitar which manufactures bespoke guitars and specializes in one-off double tops, wrote an interesting little article on building finger planes — tiny “micro planes” used for intricate detail work.  Look closely at the picture above; some aren’t much bigger than a quarter.

Making Finger Planes by Alan Dunwell [Dunwell Guitar]


2 Responses to How To Make Your Own Finger Plane

  1. Brian says:

    Great article… I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on making my own planes, but these micro planes are great.

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