Originally published in 2000, this highly regarded guide has been reprinted in 2019 in a high-quality hardcover edition. This is more than an instruction manual on plane making; it is a book on refining woodworking skills.
David Finck, who learned the craft from James Krenov, leads you through the construction of a laminated cross-pin wooden plane (with optional throat insert and sole), while teaching the fine points of woodworking.
He covers tuning up, sharpening, and proper use of the tools for the project. He then teaches how to square an edge, flatten surfaces, and square end grain with your newly made plane. Included are instructions for shop-made shooting boards.
Sure to be a staple in your woodworking library. 8" × 10", 192 pages, revised 2016.