A book that truly shines with the author’s love of the subject – I really enjoyed the anecdotes and history contained in the sidebars. I think this is one of the most comprehensive books about planes that i have read, and it kicks off a mini-series of reviews that covers three books dedicated to the subject.
If you’re intimidated by the price of new tools and are looking for a more frugal way to acquire tools, or if you just want to try your hand at making your own tools – this is a wonderful way to start.
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Probably one of the most practical books you’ll ever acquire for your workshop. This simple, no-nonsense guide to appliances and shop fixtures is a fantastic asset for new and experienced hand tool woodworkers.
This is my sharpening bible. Basically everything you need to know about sharpening in one book. With a whole bunch of other interesting stuff – like why wood cuts the way it does and the metallurgy of the steels we use in our tools.
The first book reviewed is one I would consider absolutely essential for any hand tool woodworker. The philosophy, tools and knowledge gained from following this build is invaluable.
The first episode gives some background into why I decided to start the podcast. It’s a pretty quick listen but there’s no reason not to skip it and jump into episode one. If you do listen you’ll find out a bit about me, why I’m doing the podcast and how I intend rating the books