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With this book and a well-chosen and correctly maintained set of planes, you will be able to handle any type of wood in every woodworking situation. In an age of power tools the traditional handplane still has a place. Working with handplanes is often quicker, and leaves a cleaner finish. Versatile handplanes can be used as a router, thickness planer, or edger. They can accomplish jobs that would otherwise require expensive, specialized power tools. Author and woodworking instructor Scott Wynn teaches how to choose, set up, maintain, and master the basic variations of this indispensable hand tool. Scott shows how to discern the difference between each style of plane, how to select one that's best for your approach to woodworking, and how to setup and maintain different types. Getting Started with Handplanes is loaded with technically rich diagrams, illustrations, practical advice, and skill building exercises.