Joinery planes

The Shoulder plane can have many names and most of the time the name has to do with the task being performed.  Rabbet, Dado, Fillister, and Shoulder are all common examples and though one can…

The Plow plane is a specialty joinery plane used for cutting grooves, rabbets, and even filisters (cross grain rabbets).  Of course all of these joints can be cut with merely a chisel or saw, but…

The Router plane is a specialty joinery plane.  It is essentially a hooked blade set into a flat sole.  The angled blade was sometimes referred to as an "old woman's tooth".  You set the depth…