Choosing and Using Handplanes

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About the author:
The author has been teaching woodworking and the use and restoration of handplanes for half a dozen years. He lives in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife, a woodshop full of power and hand tools, and four cats who believe they are cabinetmaker's assistants.

Choosing and Using Handplanes

All You Need to Know to Get Started Planing by Hand

Authored by J. Norman Reid

If you're hankering to explore the use of handplanes in woodworking, this succinct but
detailed guide will get you started and take you
far along your way. Designed especially for the
newer handplane user, it describes handplanes
and planing methods from the ground up in
thorough, easy-to-follow language. Richly
illustrated with over 90 color photographs and
drawings, Choosing and Using Handplanes
answers the questions beginning and
intermediate handplane users have about
this exciting but sometimes confusing mode of
In this book, you'll learn about
* The types and uses of different planes
* How to set up handplanes for use
* Sharpening blades
* Planing techniques
* Work-holding methods
* Buying and restoring old planes
* Caring for your planes
* Diagnosing and fixing planing problems

Foreword by Charles Neil, Furniture Craftsman and Woodworking Instructor

Publication Date:
0692681620 / 9780692681626
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
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