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Here, John Whelan unlocks the fascinating secrets of a nearly lost art: wooden planemaking. This book provides step-by-step instructions that will enable any woodworker to make a plane. A photograph of the plane made by the author is featured at the beginning of every chapter that details the construction of a particular plane. Each chapter, covering 20 different types of planes and spoke shaves, is fully illustrated with line drawings. In addition, there are chapters on the history and alternative methods of planemaking, making plane irons, as well as the tuning and using of wooden planes.
Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", 1996
Code No. 008513, 128 pages, ISBN 1879335697, $40.00