I autograph, then personally pack and ship every book purchased here. I really enjoy that small connection with each of my readers. I would love to hear about your experience with plane making and please send an image of any planes you make — I’ll post them to my blog entry devoted to reader reviews and photos.
Free Shipping Offer
Purchase the book and video together and enjoy free shipping. This offer applies to any added plane irons too. USA destinations Only. Please Note: a $6.50 shipping charge will appear at check out; I will refund it when the order is fulfilled.
192 pages, 245 color photos, 93 drawings, Smyth-sewn (durable soft-cover binding), 5th printing. Books purchased here are signed.
$24.95 plus shipping
(see below for shipping info. If you prefer to pay by personal check, mail it to my address on the Contact page.)
A recognized classic in the field. The book will guide any level of woodworker through all the steps and procedures in great detail, to arrive at a hand plane that is a joy to work with. Many fundamentals of fine woodworking are taught along the way making this an ideal project for the novice. Adjusting and using the plane is detailed, as is use of the cabinet scraper – sister to the hand plane. Other projects include making a small hammer for adjusting the blade and making a marking knife. Also, consider purchasing a blade for your plane.
A fine hand plane tops my list of remarkably useful woodworking hand tools and Krenov-style wooden planes are among the best — at a fraction of the cost of high-end metal planes. I was introduced to this type of wood plane as a student of Krenov’s back in 1984 and I have worked with them daily ever since. Used sensitively, they will make invisible edge joints, trim end-grain cleanly and accurately, bring surfaces to gleaming perfection, and allow you to work with extraordinary accuracy. What’s more, they may be built to accept extra-thick blades of highest quality steel for ease of sharpening and durable edge retention. Finally, wood planes simply feel great in the hand and are a joy to use.
Click Testimonials for reader feedback and click This for a blog post from my old web site featuring pictures of planes submitted by book readers and video watchers, along with more comments.
International customers may wish to check with my German retail partner, Dictum, or in Canada, Lee Valley, for possible shipping savings. (They only carry the book at this time).
The video provides over 4-1/2 hours of detailed instruction on making and using wood planes, closely following the format and content of my book. The book or the video will get you to a working plane. Purchased together the book and video make for a comprehensive learning experience — the next best thing to private instruction
. Available as a two-DVD set or by streaming (a cost-saving option, especially for international customers, as there is no shipping charge).
DVDs $29.95 (plus shipping)
When your order is received I will send you a login and password to access the video online – this may take up to 24 hours. Your purchase grants 1 year of access from when your password is sent. The password is reset from time to time. Email me if you need a new password.
Within the USA $6.50 Flat-rate USPS Priority Mail.
Outside USA $24-$34 USPS Priority Mail. Price calculated at checkout.