|Review by mafe||posted 08-20-2011 03:47 PM||2925 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
Making & Mastering Wood Planes: Revised Edition
By: David Finck
This book is a must if you want to build wooden planes in the James Krenov style, and trust me this you want to try; I wish I had the book when I made my first hand plane.
There is so much info on the web that we can live without the book and still build hand planes, but if you have the money for the book this it will save you for all the searching and you will be guided through it all.
Not only to build the plane but also sharpening and setting up planes, scrapers and making shooting boards and so for the use.
David Finck are explaining all the steps to build a plane, and this he does in the way we like it, with facts and clear photos, with no nonsense he holds your hand as you build and you feel safe while you just follow the masters words. When you have read this book and build a hand plane you know all you ever need to know, and every other hand plane book will ever be needed when we are talking wooden planes.
This book is worth much more than you pay for it, it is a must in my opinion – I love it.
And the book have a special value to me, it is a gift from a wonderful LJ buddy Al (Bertha), thank you!
I build some planes you can see here, and find links for the blogs where I build.
My convex Krenov Style plane: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/43414
My Japanese type scraper plane: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51555
Low angle shoulder plane: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49132
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.