Synopses & Reviews
In this book, professional furniture maker Garrett Hack helps woodworkers reclaim their woodworking heritage by presenting a treasure trove of information about handplanes. Everything is covered here: history, theory, and practice. The practical side includes discussion of everything from tuning and adjusting planes to planing technique. The historical information traces the lineage of the plane from Roman times to the present, with special emphasis on the golden age of planes (19th and early 20th centuries). Also covered are the many specialty planes used in ancillary woodworking professions. The concluding chapters take a look at contemporary plane makers and explain what to look for when buying a plane for the shop or as an investment.
The Handplane Book is a complete guide to one of the best known and most collectable hand tools. It covers all the basics, including how to buy a plane, tune it up, and use it. Fascinating background information on the development and manufacture of handplanes shows the rich heritage of this versatile tool. Focusing on planes from the golden age of the handplanes (19th and early 20th century), it also profiles tools from many sources around the world.
In a visually stunning, technically informative reference on the classic handplane, professional woodworker Garrett Hack provides detailed, practical information on choosing, using, tuning, and repairing all types of planes, including unique, antique, and specialty planes. 175 photos. 152 drawings.
Hack reveals the rich heritage of this classic tool by presenting a treasure trove of information about handplanes, focusing on the 19th and early 20th centuries. 175 photos. 152 drawings.
The Handplane Book evokes the romance of an earlier era when planes performed countless woodworking tasks, from preparing stock to shaping moldings. This is a complete guide to one of the best-known and most collectible hand tools.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-259) and index.
About the Author
Hack is a professional furniture maker. He is a regular contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine.