Bench Planes
The Missing Shop Manual

includes DVD
by Ernie Conover

Softcover
125 x 180mm
47pp

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA

R.R.P.$27.90

ISBN 978-1-56523-538.0

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Extract from back cover of book:

SHOP INFORMATION WOODWORKERS NEED TO Succeed

When you purchase a new bench plane, it would be nice to have a woodworking professional right in your workshop to explain how to best use it. What's the most efficient way to sharpen and hone the blade? Are there adjustments to make for top performance? What are the correct techniques for using my new bench plane?

The Missing Shop Manual: Bench Planes delivers all the information you need and brings Ernie Conover right into your shop to explain it. In addition to detailing the basics of safety and setup, this handy reference and 55-minute DVD will guide you through all the tips and techniques you'll need to get the most out of your bench plane. You'll learn everything from working up rough-sawn boards to making shooting boxes and everything else you need to maximize your plane's performance. Even if you've been woodworking for years, you'll wish you had this manual and DVD when you first started out.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Chapter 1: Everything You Wanted to Know about Bench Planes...

Chapter 2: Making Planes and Shooting Boards

Chapter 3: Dating of Stanley-Bailey Bench Planes

On the DVD:
Introduction
When to use jointer, jack and smoothing planes
The physics of how planes cut
Working up rough-sawn boards with bench planes
True face and true edge
Metal planes are easier to use than wooden planes
Planing the second face parallel to the first face
Planing end grain
Infill or stuffed planes (Norris-style planes)
Stanley-Bailey planes
Bedrock planes
Sharpening planes
Shooting boards to make and use

Index