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Jointers and Planers: How to Choose, Use and Maintain Them Paperback – Jun 30 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (June 30 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806967552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806967554
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 x 0.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 463 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,189,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The majority of woodworking projects require the use of straight lumber with square edges. Long ago, hand planes were used to create such an edge, but they are difficult to master without long hours of practice and are too slow for most modern woodworkers. Now, planers are most frequently used to produce smooth faces on a board and to mill it to a particular thickness, while jointers generally square the edges. Peters has done a great job of describing the types of tools available and their uses, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting; he also discusses the construction of shop-made jigs and fixtures. Numerous colorful illustrations help explain the text. The development of relatively inexpensive bench-top models has made these tools much more common. Public libraries serving woodworkers should consider this title.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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this is a great book. it has all you need to know about jointers and planers. shows you how to decide which machine is right for you, how to use them and maintain them. it even shows you how to do various things like make raised panels with the jointer. very useful book if you are new to the woodworking field. just might teach you a few things even if you are not a newby. though not absolutly necessary but nice, this book has tons of high quality color photos which makes reading it that much more pleasent.
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This is a really good book for beginners, which is what I am. Very well laid out, very well written. I highly recommend this book for anybody w/ a planner and jointer or anybody in the market for one.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xaadd43cc) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb5d6ac78) out of 5 stars excelent book June 15 2002
By Michael Berumen - Published on Amazon.com
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this is a great book. it has all you need to know about jointers and planers. shows you how to decide which machine is right for you, how to use them and maintain them. it even shows you how to do various things like make raised panels with the jointer. very useful book if you are new to the woodworking field. just might teach you a few things even if you are not a newby. though not absolutly necessary but nice, this book has tons of high quality color photos which makes reading it that much more pleasent.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xaaed4798) out of 5 stars Not a good book Sept. 12 2004
By Andersen Torben - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book because I plan to buy a jointer/planer. I am not a professional but, in spite of my somewhat low level, the book did not give me much useful information. It is mostly a collection of trivialities, such as instructions for making a stand in mdf board, or 1 1/2 pages with ridiculous instructions on how to remove a motor (disconnect wires, remove bolts, remove belt, remove pulley if necessary...). There is no useful info on combined jointers/planers. Flowcharts on choice of jointers/planers seem useless. I do not recommend this book to anyone. The chapter on jointers and planers in Duginske's book "Mastering Woodworking Machines" gives much more information in much less space.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xaa8a0690) out of 5 stars One of the better wood working books I've read July 15 2003
By Andy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a really good book for beginners, which is what I am. Very well laid out, very well written. I highly recommend this book for anybody w/ a planner and jointer or anybody in the market for one.
HASH(0xaab094f4) out of 5 stars A must have book for the wood worker. Nov. 13 2014
By JKR - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book. When I got this book a few years ago. I was a beginner to some wood working tool. The planer was one of them.
The book help me with many difference ways to use the planer and how to maintain the tool.
The jointer I have used before but now with easy alignment of the hole and the planer.
All me wood working project come out like a pro.
The best part about the book it was very easy to read and understand.
HASH(0xaa99b2d0) out of 5 stars Helpful Guide for these tools Nov. 28 2015
By A. M. Shaw - Published on Amazon.com
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Got this book for my husband and son as they've started a little woodworking hobby they hope to turn into a business down the road. The book has enough info for them to familiarize themselves with their new tools and get started with the cutting boards. I've seen them poring over it on several occasions so it has enough information to keep them going.


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