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Welcome. This Site is all about Sharp, Sharp Planes and Sharpening. Experience the joy of quality tools for sharpening and the results produced. Fettled old Stanley Planes for sale and Tips about Sharpening, Tuning and maintenance of sharpening equipment. I now have a shopping cart  - please let me know if you have any problems. Stay Sharp, Jim.

Pshhhht—ever heard it? The sound of a finely tuned plane taking off shavings less than a thou. thick. Of all the tools available to woodworkers, Planes and Chisels are probably the only ones that are not ready to go, right out of the box. Even high-ticket brands need honing before they are used, older Planes need more work.

Sharpening: Quality Sharpening Products including Water Stones from Ice Bear, Japan and Diamond Plates from DMT, USA. Diamond Plates for rough and medium, Waterstones for medium to fine to a super fine mirror finish.

Guides and Jigs: Honing Guides and Jigs from Veritas, Canada.

Woodcraft USA: Distributor for Woodcraft USA in Australia, including WoodRiver Planes and IBC Premium Blades.

Many items in stock, mainly related to Planes, Chisels, Sharpening, Saws, Marking & Measuring as well as useful Bench Items.  Any other items from the Woodcraft catalog can be imported on request, except some items which may be covered under Dealership Territory Agreements and power tools.  Shipments arriving every 4-6 weeks.  "Click" to go direct to the Woodcraft products in stock, please call 02 4447 8822 to discuss special orders.

Pricing Policy on imported Woodcraft products:  US List converted to AUD (less 3% Bank Fee charged on all international dealings), plus Freight (at my cost) plus Import Duty (if applicable) plus GST.  Works out about the same as an individual purchasing direct for the US.  Plus: Added benefit of local backup here within Australia.

CarbaTec: Agent for CarbaTec products, Sharpening products in stock, Veritas Planes, Honing and Grinding Guides in stock - all others stocked on request.        

July 2014 - Arrived - Genuine Arkansas Whetsones - true Novaculite
    including Arkansas "Black" and "Translucent" - the rarest of the Arkansas Stones

June 2014 - Arrived (June 25th)  -  NEW  WoodRiver Low Angle Jack #

"Click Here" - for more Information and ordering

August 2014 - WA Wood Show
We will be in Perth for the WA Wood Show this coming August.
Looking forward to meeting people that we have dealt with over the years.
August 1,2,3 at the Claremont Showgrounds

December 16th 2013 - Arrived
New Veritas Shooting Plane with PM-V11 Blade

October 24th 2013 - Arrived
WoodRiver Bench Plane New sizes #4 1/2 & #5 1/2


See "New Products" for more info and links to Sales pages
Order Now for Free Delivery

February 2013 - Back Iron Screw Driver
Made By Jim Davey
Solid Brass Ferrule
Stainless Steel Blade
Handles may vary: some are River Red Gum, others are NSW Rosewood

Feb 2014 - New additions include exotics -
phone Jim for details: 02 4447 8822

"Click" - for more info and order

January 2013 - P.E.C. Tools - Measuring Tools made in USA - ARRIVED
Combination Square Sets: 150mm/6", 300mm/12"
Replacement E/M Blades: 150mm, 300mm, 450mm
Double Squares: 100mm, 150mm
Solid Squares
Rules: 150mm, 300mm
Digital Calipers
Sliding T-Bevel
Machinist Grade Quality

"Click" Here for Information and Sales

December 7th  2012 - WoodRiver #92 Shoulder Plane - Arrived in Stock 

The No. 92 combines the best of the Edward Preston and Sons’ plane designs with modern WoodRiver® features to create a “new classic” with the look and feel of a shiny antique but the body of shoulder plane equipped for serious shop work, whether cleaning up tenons, rabbets and dadoes or creating joints. Dimensions : Body–length 7" /175mm, width 3/4" / 19mm, height 2-1/2" / 62mm; Overall Plane–length 8-13/16" / 224mm, width 3/4" / 19mm, height 3-1/4" / 80mm; weight: 2 lbs., 3.4 oz. / 1kg; bedded angle, 15°; blade angle 25°.

"Click Here" - for full description and orders

Jan '13 - "
The WoodRiver #92 Shoulder Plane arrived today. Boy is it sharp!  I've never got anything this sharp straight out of the box. 
Much appreciated. 
Steve T - NSW"

November 2012 - Japan Woodworker, Calif., USA acquired by Woodcraft USA
- this gives me access to all the Japan Woodworker stock including some different stones which I will be trialling in the next few weeks

November 2012
IBC/Cosman Double Irons written up in an article on "Replacement Blades" in Aust. Woodsmith magazine.


14th Sept. 2012

Pinnacle "Gullwing" SpokeShaves with IBC Premium Blades - A-2 Cryo treated     
Click Here - for info and Sales        

New Stanley SW Shoulder, Rebate, Rabbet, Chisel Plane
Click for details

March 2012 - Veritas Hand Planes - Arrived

Bench Planes, Block Planes and LA Jacks including HA Blades

19/01/12 - Grobet "American Pattern" Double Extra Slim Saw Files
Grobet Taper Saw files are triangular, single cut file designed for filing a variety of saws with 60 degree angled teeth. Tapered toward a point, this file has cut edges for filing gullets between saw teeth. Taper saw files are available in a number of widths: regular, slim, extra slim and double extra slim. Single cut on all three sides. 3/16" wide or slimmer. 
Note: The files I stock are Double Extra Slim only - ideal for Saw Sharpening, can get others on request.

New - 7th Dec 2011 - WoodRiver Bench Plane #7
22"/550mm long, 2 3/8"/60mm Blade,
weighing about 4kg - nearly as heavy as an old Stanley #8!!

Arrived - In Stock - Honed Sharp and ready to go, out of the box.

New - 1st Nov. 2011 - WoodRiver Awl, Butt Chisels
& Screwdriver set to suit WR Bench Planes

New - Nov. 2011: Rob Cosman Dovetail Marking Knife

Designed by Rob Cosman, made by IBC Canada

New - Aug. 2011: Rob Cosman Saws and Videos
Arrived: August, 2011 - see the Rob Cosman page for more details on the Saws and Videos
- Dovetail Saw
- Crosscut Saw
- Tennon Saw
- Cutting and Mortise Gauges
- Dovetail Marker
- Dovetail DVDs

AWFS Fair, Las Vegas, USA July 2011
I recently attended the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas - it was BIG.  Being an industry fair there was a lot of machinery as well as the small stuff. 

I had the pleasure of meeting
several of the Woodcraft staff from corporate headquarters as well as Jeffrey Forbes, President of Woodcraft Supply LLC.  A tight group and a pleasure to do business with.

Also on the Woodcraft stand was Rob Cosman, demonstrating dovetails using Cosman Saws, WoodRiver Planes and the prototype Cosman Marking Knife.
Rob is an excellent demonstrator, all his knowledge comes from experience and his teaching - well thought out and makes good sense.  Prior to this show I knew how good the WoodRiver Planes are but this gave me the opportunity to see and try other products including the Cosman Saws - it won't be long before I have them in the shopping section of this website.

IBC Replacement Blades:

IBC/Cosman Double Irons and IBC Single Irons to suit Stanley, WoodRiver and some Lie Nielsen Planes.

5th May 2011 - Price drop on many of the IBC Blades due to high AU$

Click Here for a recent review in American Woodworker Magazine.

Stanley SW 750 Series Socket Chisels are back!                                

Introducing the Sweet Heart 750 Series of socket chisels. Once again, Stanley has reached backwards to move forward and reconnect with woodworkers! Tool steel blades forged in the U.K. with genuine hornbeam handles. Delicate looking, well balanced and every bit genuine hardworking chisels!

Available 23rd March 2011

Japanese Waterstones: King and Ice Bear from 700 - 10,000#.  Single, Double, Stone on Base, Nagura Cleaning Stone.
DMT DuoSharp and DiaSharp Monocrystaline Diamond Plates: from Extra Coarse to Extra Fine Grit

 Planes: Fully Fettled Stanley Planes, razor sharp and ready for use.

Including Bailey’s, Bedrocks and Blocks. New Blackwood Tote and Knob.

These Planes will produce wispy thin shavings less than a thou thick (or thin). Thousandth of an inch (0.001”) = 25 micron. 

Plane Fettling: Plane Tuning Service available, includes flattening the Sole, setting the Frog, tuning Back Iron, sharpen the Blade, tune and test.

G15 Rust Preventative from Australian Inhibitor - outperforms any other Rust Preventative that I have tried. This product is in an aerosol can and cannot be mailed so only available via personal sale at Trade Shows and Workshops. Quantity Discount available.

Sales: Visit the eShop-sales Pages to purchase online via secure PayPal system (no need to be a Paypal member).  Orders can  also be placed by phone, fax or email - see "Contact" for details.

from Woodcraft USA - WoodRiver Bench and Block Planes

Bench Planes in sizes #3, #4, #5, #6 - Bedrock-style construction, heavy castings, precision machining, heavy 3mm A-2 Irons, heavy Cap Irons - Premium Planes at affordable prices.

WoodRiver Block Planes: Styled after the Stanley #19 regular angle and #65 low angle, with Knuckle-joint Lever Caps.  Thick 1/8" / 3.175mm A-2 Irons, precise machining and good "feel" - these may be the best value Block Plane on the market today.            



Replacement Irons: New Stanley Irons, New A-2 HCS IBC Cryo. Irons 2.45 and 3.2mm   

Stanley Replacement Screws:

New, Genuine Stanley Screws in those hard-to-find Stanley threads.

Also the latest Metric threads.

U-Beaut Polishes:

Including Hard Shellac, Shellawax Glow & Traditional Wax.

Sharpening and Plane Fettling workshops - see "Coming Events" or "About Us" for details.
Events/Sales: Several times per year - see "Events-Diary" or "About Us" for details.

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