Our Frequently Asked Questions

Which wood will wear the hardest?

Jatoba is the hardest and heaviest wood we offer. This is only available on the block planes. For the bench planes, Mesquite is very hard and wears incredibly well. Hard maple, though, also wears very well. However, wear on the sole is not really an issue with any of the woods we offer. Most wood lost on the sole of any wood plane comes from too aggressive or faulty re-flattening.