A woodworker's best friend is a hand plane! There are many styles of hand planes and the primary function is to shape wood by shaving a long peice of wood to flatten, reduce the thickness and smooth a rough surface. The body of a hand plane is a large flat sole used to guide the cutter, which protrudes past the bottom surface to shape the wood. There is typically a handle for ease of use. Most planes are pushed along a piece of wood with one or both hands while Japanese planes are pulled towards the body. Woodcraft.com offers a large variety of planes from #3 to #92 as well as bench planes, block planes, jack planes, polishing planes, smoothing planes, scrub planes, shoulder chisel planes, nosing planes, low angle block planes and rabbet planes.