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The Precision Handcutting of Dovetails

Cecil E. Pierce

The Precision Handcutting of Dovetails by Cecil E. Pierce

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 of woodworking.


56 pages, Hardcover, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 1995
Order Number: VAP169............$18.00

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