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The Handplane Book by Garret Hack

The Handplane Book
Garret Hack


This landmark book is the first highly specialized plane book written for a mass market. Unfortunately, it is fraught with rather glaring mistakes. It was probably never edited by a tool person. For example, on the very first page a Beech and iron Norris panel plane is misidentified as being a rosewood and steel example. Also, many of the tools pictured are in very mediocre condition. Despite these pointed criticisms, this is a very worthwhile book for the beginning collector, or hand tool enthusiast. Recommended with the warning, "Don't believe everything you read."