|Review by Don W||posted 08-23-2011 02:51 AM||1495 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I bought this book for a plane ride home. Its probably more of a beginners book, but the pictures alone are worth the read. Andy Rae does a pretty good job describing tool, their uses, where to find them and how to use them.
He talks a little about the difference in buying new and used tools, and even gives some references for antique tool dealers.
He has a section on sharpening. Its not the most comprehensive book I’ve ever read, but it is well illustrated and covers all different kinds of tools from hammers to files, to hand planes.
He goes into the repair of tools, the different plane parts, how to fix a tote, how to sharpen saws and the list goes on.
Its a great primer, and well written. definitely worth reading.
-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net