How to Choose and Use Bench Planes & Scrapers
by John English

215 x 280mm

Published by Linden Publishing, CA USA


ISBN 978-1-933502-29-8

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Extract from back cover of book:

How to Choose and Use Bench Planes and Scrapers is a simple, practical guide to selecting and using the right hand plane for your woodworking project.

Written for both beginning and advanced woodworkers, with step-by-step instructions and easy to understand photo demonstrations, this book tells you everything you need to know about using and maintaining bench planes and scrapers. You'll learn the essential facts about every tool plus practical techniques for creating deep, rich surfaces.

This essential shop manual covers bench, molding, joinery, and specialty planes, and includes practical how-to guides on:
- How to Sharpen an Iron
- How to Tune a Bench Plane
- How to Flatten a Board
- How to Straighten the Edge of a Board
- How to Plane a Panel
- How to Plane Difficult Grain
- How to Mill a Rabbet, Dado, or Decorative Edge
- How to Make and Use Shooting Boards

About the Author - John English trained as a cabinetmaker, and has written for Woodworker's Business News and Woodshop News, in addition to being editor of Woodworker's Journal. English lives in Spearfish, South Dakota, where he operates the Black Hills School of Woodworking.

Photos & Illustrations: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Section 1
1 - Bench Planes - Block, Smoothing, Jack and Jointer.
2 - Molding Planes - Edge and Decorative Profiles
3 - Joinery Planes - Tongue-and-Groove, Rabbet and Dado
4 - Scrapers - Card Scrapers and Scraper Planes
5 - Plane Construction - Wood, Metal and Hybrids

Section 2
6 - How to Sharpen a Bench Plane Iron
7 - How to Tune a Bench Plane
8 - How to Flatten a Board
9 - How to Joint the Edge of a Board
10 - How to Work with Diffcult Grain
11 - How to Mill Rabbets
12 - Blade Choices for Planes
13 - Shooting Boards