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Woodworkers beware: Garrett Hack has put together a completely irresistible book, beautifully illustrated with color photographs, drawings, diagrams, and everything you would ever want or need to know about the handplane, the ultimate woodworker's tool. Hack covers the history of planes back to Roman times, and explains how to tune and sharpen a handplane, how to use the many different varieties properly, and how to purchase the right kind of plane. In a world where most woodwork is done with machine tools and mechanized wood-shaping devices, The Handplane Book is an ode to the wonders of the beautiful work done with a tool many modern woodworkers have probably forgotten. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Hack is a professional furniture maker. He is a regular contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine.
Everything I had ever wanted to know about hand planes is in this book. Many things I didn't know I wanted to know about hand planes are also in this book.Published 22 days ago by Brian J Warner
I have recently purchased a new Lie-Nielson plane that worked great out of the box after a little honing of the blade. Read morePublished on July 19 1998 by 13th floor
This book covers all aspects of almost every type of handplane including their tuning, uses, and specialty items. There are many great tips that I have found invaluable. Read morePublished on May 17 1998
This book covers all aspects of almost every type of handplane including their tuning, uses, and specialty items. There are many great tips that I have found invaluable. Read morePublished on May 17 1998 by firstname.lastname@example.org