The Making Of Handplane Essentials Revised Edition
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When Scott Francis at Popular Woodworking Books asked me to revise my 2009 book 'Handplane Essentials,' I thought it would be a short job.The plan was to add a handful of articles I'd written on specialty planes and update the text to accurately reflect toolmakers who had entered or left the market since the book was first published.
I started revising the book in May of 2016.And the job that I thought would take two weeks (at most) ended up taking three entire months of my life during all waking hours.Why did this happen? While little has changed in the way that steel cuts wood, lots has changed in the toolmaking industry.
Many players have entered the market and lots have left.And even the makers who were around in 2009 have expanded or greatly changed their lines of handplanes.So I needed to update almost every paragraph in the book to reflect the tools that are now available.
I needed to excise jigs from makers who had gone out of business.I needed to revise the sections on sharpening to reflect new stones and honing guides that are now available.And I needed to write and photograph more than a...