In this book,
Cecil Pierce, author of Fifty Years A Planemaker and User,
addresses the subject of dovetails, the strongest and most beautiful
of joints. As with his first book, he guides the reader through
the entire process of handcutting a dovetail by means of detailed
photographs and commentary, with a number of new and practical suggestions
for problems encountered along the way.
Later in the
book, Pierce returns to the subject of wooden handplanes, including
the discovery of a new method for precision adjustment of the iron.
This book exemplifies Pierce’s simplifying and painstaking philosophy