|Review by WayneC||posted 12-02-2009 09:44 AM||1991 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a very comprehensive book that shows how to make a Krenov style handplane and a lot more. The book is very clear and easy to read. It provides a lot of information on how planes work, sharpening, handplane use, how to use hand tools in general and also information on plane related accessories such as shooting boards.
You have all of the information you need to create a handplane. The instructions are very clear and you should have all of the information you need to create one. He covers material selection and takes you through the process step by step.
In addition to instructions on how to make planes there is information on how to make a marking knife and plane hammer.
This is one of my favorite books. It had been out of print and because of this hard to find. Copies of the book were selling for $75 or more. Fortunately a new edition has been released.
You can get a signed copy from the Author’s web site for $24.95.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov