I was very happy to see that this book is back in print!
It even has instruction on building the special tools needed to fine tune and adjust the plane design as well as instruction on grinding and sharpening the plane iron.
This book will teach you everything you need to know to build a better tool than you can buy.
I thought it was lacking a lot of important information and really only explains the construction of a few plains. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark Siler
This is an excellent comprehensive book on not just making and using wooden planes but how to use and set up the tools it takes to build them. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by Charles Reveal
I probably spend as much time reading about woodworking as I do actual woodworking. As a consequence, I have read a lot of books. Read morePublished on May 12, 2010 by Michael Allen Porter
The author has reprinted them and they're available at his website for list price.
Hopefully Amazon will carry new copies here ASAP, so I can get a copy with Amazon... Read more
Go google "David Finck" and find his website. The book is only $25 direct from him. Lay flat binding. And, signed by David Finck! What a deal! Read morePublished on May 21, 2009 by Mark Steven Kowalski
Well it didn't change the way I think about woodworking or even give me an epiphany. But it does tell you everything you need to know to build a plane. Read morePublished on June 2, 2007 by MikeC
POSSIBLY ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOKS ON THR MAKING OF WOODEN PLANES MEASUREMENTS AND DESIGN ARE VERY CLEAR AND SO IS THE EXPLANATIONS ON HOW TO MAKE IT . Read morePublished on April 9, 2007 by Fmf Gomes
How about 10 stars?
This is the best "how to" book I have ever read. Bar none. I went out to [...] to look at his Mr. Finck's work and he is the real deal. Read more