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Handplane Essentials Revised Edition

When Scott Francis at Popular Woodworking Books asked me to revise my 2009 book “Handplane Essentials,” I thought it would be a short job. The plan was to add a handful of articles I’d written on specialty planes and update the text to accurately reflect toolmakers who had entered or …

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Setting Up Shop – Hand Power Tools

In this article we’ll be discussing power hand tools and which ones you need to get started woodworking. I’ll also throw in a few “nice to have but not necessary tools” (and my wife said I couldn’t say “not necessary tools” together in one sentence, I don’t really mean it, …

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