Handplane Essentials is a treasure trove of relevant and practical information on the tool its author calls “the most advanced and cunning wood-cuttin. Handplane Essentials from Lee Valley Tools. Lee Valley offers high-quality woodworking tools (woodturning, wood finishing, sharpening, woodcarving). Handplane Essentials by Christopher Schwarz. Hi I just received this book yesterday (from LV). I am just getting into handtools and thought this.

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Google Sponsor Google Ewsentials. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I got it several weeks ago. I was expecting a more comprehensive and cohesive overview of hand planes, not individual articles and reviews, many of which amount to one-page snippets.

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Probably not as much essentiala I love his workbench book, but still really outstanding. NR Closed Captioning Video has closed captioning. Frankly, had I not bought both at the same time, I’d only own one.

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Mr Schwartz is a pretty funny writer as well. I also have “Handtool Essentials” which he wrote several pieces of – it’s also always at arms reach. Steve Latta shows how to create decorative veneer patterns. And the job that I thought would take two weeks handlane most ended up taking three entire months of my life during all waking hours.


Clear and even a little classy-feeling. But I kind of like understated presentations full of valuable information – have a look at “Make A Chair From A Tree” sometime, if you haven’t already. Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp moldings through perfect planing. The photos in Garrett Hack’s classic handplane book are more beautiful, I’d essetnials, but for me the text in Schwarz’s book is far more informative.

Also of great value is a collection of Schwarz’ tool reviews, discussing the merits of several bench planes, exotic planes, joinery planes, molding planes and specialty planes made by major manufacturers and individual craftsmen.

I have a feeling it comes partly from the fact that I don’t watch TV, period. I, too, was such a victim. Not Enabled Word Wise: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Interesting note on the unscripted 3 takes bit. Join Date Mar Posts Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. To avoid that, let me add this: Ian rated it really liked it Feb 06, Yet many woodworkers — both beginners and professionals — are intimidated by handplanes.

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No woodworking tool is more satisfying, quick and precise to use than a handplane. I really like reading Christopher’s work and More time could be spent on the set up and use of wooden planes just afew mentions or the making and sharpening of moulding planes. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Keith rated it really liked it Jul 20, Essentisls needed to revise the sections on sharpening to reflect new stones and honing guides that are now available.