BJS Planes and Woodworking

Discover the artistry of BJS Planes and Woodworking in Melbourne, Australia, as artisan Brian Shugarue handcrafts bespoke infill planes, blending metal and dense Australian wood for functional beauty.

BJS Planes and Woodworking

Edition 4 Feature
Words by: Brian Shugarue 
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 
Photo Credits: ©Brian Shugarue

I make handmade infill hand planes, one at a time, on a commission basis. My workshop is a humble two-car garage located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, near Melbourne, Australia. 

I was born in Newfoundland, Canada. Newfoundlanders are resourceful people: they make what they need and make do with what they have. Growing up, I always had an appetite for making and there were always plenty of old hand tools available for me to use and create with. 

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