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John M.Whelan

Making Traditional Wooden Planes
Here, John Whelan unlocks the fascinating secrets of a nearly lost art: wooden planemaking. This book provides step-by-step instructions that will enable any woodworker to make a plane. A photograph of the plane made by the author is featured at the beginning of every chapter that details the construction of a particular plane. Each chapter, covering 20 different types of planes and spoke shaves, is fully illustrated with line drawings. In addition, there are chapters on the history and alternative methods of planemaking, making plane irons, as well as the tuning and using of wooden planes.
128 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5” x 11”, © 1996
Order Number: AP697........$22.95
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The Wooden Plane
Its History, Form & Function

The Wooden Plane describes, illustrates, and classifies all types of wooden planes from the common to the rare and unusual -- tracing their development and explaining their use. Whelan has integrated a variety of international planes along with descriptions and explanations of the planes used by specific trades. With more than 1,000 illustrations Whelan describes over 90 simple and 300 complex molding profiles. Information found in the appendices is based on classifying molding profiles, as well as identifying and classifying any plane based on its physical shape.
518 pages, Paperback, B&W, 7” x 10”, © 1993
Order Number: AP328........$40.00
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