Welcome to Bill carter's website

Bill & Sarah would like to thank everyone for their enthusiasm and all their kind words praising Bill's planes and the work that he does.

Due to arthritic problems, especially my right hand, I will not be making many more planes, I am not saying for sure but that is my intention.



New Updates

5/12/16 Latest Blog


19/11/16   For Sale Metal Planes


David Stanley Tool Sales

A Must For Tool Collectors.
Next Auction Friday 2nd December 2016.


We went to a David Stanley sale and Tim Smith gave Sarah & myself this absolutely beautiful boxwood plaque advertising my plane making, as most of you will know the center picture is copied from the inlaid tool chest lid in a Bristol Museum with subtle changes, the original has a tankard of beer in his hand, Tim has put a mitre plane instead which signifies what I make.
Tim has made the machine that did this work, he tells me it only works on a horizontal surface, both Sarah and I absolutely adore this plaque, we can not thank Tim enough.

This is the original lid lent to the Museum by Jane Rees, the picture doesn't do it justice.

David Barron

Watch cabinet maker and plane maker David Barron on you tube showing how his collection of Carter planes work.



Ian Houghton Chalco Stamp and Die.


Ian Houghton has just made me these 2 beautiful marks, the tiny one measures 9/16" x 3/16" and the big one is 1 5/8" x 3/4"

I would like too recommend Chalco Stamp & Die, they are specialist producers of engraving, dies and stamps in Brass, Steel and Copper for a vast array of applications and end users, including footwear, pottery and stationery manufacturers, together with totally bespoke solutions for the artisan. Contact them for individual advice. They also make marks. (name stamps)
The other morning with my first cup of tea in bed, Sarah always gets up first. I was presented with a beautiful boxwood carvers mallet. It was a surprise, sent through the post from a customer of mine, Daniel. I have now put my marks on the end, which I will show when attending events. It is a very nice piece of boxwood.



My First Engraved Plane by Ian Houghton

Ian has always wanted to engrave one of my planes and like wise, I have always wanted him to engrave one for me. At last we got together, Ian had a free hand with the designs and I am delighted with the result.

At a later date I would love him to engrave 1 or 2 of my metal planes.

I have cut a slither of boxwood and stamped it with all my marks.


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98 Havencrest Drive



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