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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Hack is a professional furniture maker. He is a regular contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine.
Great book and met my expectations. Thanks for sending it so quick!Published 1 month ago by tinkerbell
Made a nice gift. No problems with seller or shipping. A+++++++++++Published 4 months ago by Linda Kerth
Excellent overall coverage of hand planes. I bought it to help in restoring several old planes and it has been helpful.Published 7 months ago by F. mellberg
Nicely put together with pictures but more of a history than practicalPublished 8 months ago by kris olin
If you are going to buy one book on hand planes, make it this one. The author stated that none of the planes he purchased came with a user's guide and that he aimed to write one,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Darren A. Young
This book is all about hand plane history and very few information about restore. Some show how to plane but it show in vintage hand plane. I love that book because I love history. Read morePublished 8 months ago by JPearl