Primarily, this site looks at hand planes made by The Steel Nut & Joseph Hampton Ltd., (SNJH) and Woden Tools Ltd., at Wednesbury and later, Sheffield. The Woden hand plane is not a common tool when compared with the numbers still around from other vintage makers such as Stanley and Record. Indeed, not much real detail appears to be known about them. Perhaps because they are thought to have been made only by Record, they seem to be regarded as a budget Record plane. This could have been quite near the truth around 1964, when Record were preparing to dis-continue the brand after the takeover of Woden Tools Ltd. in 1961. However, the Woden plane story starts around 1953/54 when the Steel Nut & Joseph Hampton Ltd. began making planes after taking over W.S Manufacturing of Birmingham.