American Wood & Metal Planes: From the Collection of the D'Elia Antique Tool Museum

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Review by Don W posted 08-08-2013 11:43 PM 4063 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
American Wood & Metal Planes: From the Collection of the D'Elia Antique Tool Museum American Wood & Metal Planes: From the Collection of the D'Elia Antique Tool Museum American Wood & Metal Planes: From the Collection of the D'Elia Antique Tool Museum Click the pictures to enlarge them

A post card came with the “Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes in America” Vol II for this book. It was about $30 -$35 shipped. I decided to buy it. If you like hand planes, buy, use and collect hand planes, this book is a must have.

If you like thumbing through 340 pages of high quality pictures of hand plane, with maker, inventor and some other relevant information, this book is a must have.

It doesn’t have the detailed information like Roger Smith’s two Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes in America Volumes, but its a lot of different planes and a lot more pictures. I just looked at amazon, and there are a few used for $19.

If you can thumb through this book once and put it down, your not serious about your hand planes.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#1 posted 08-09-2013 12:45 AM

Cool Don. Just ordered one. I mean, I’ll check it out….but I’m not really a “collector” ya know:)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#2 posted 08-09-2013 03:11 AM

Thanks Don.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 08-09-2013 01:53 PM

Thanks for the recommendation, Don! I just love books with purty pics…

My wife has turned me onto Kindle in the past few weeks…wow, am I behind the times! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 08-09-2013 08:58 PM

Thanks for sharing. This is quite interesting.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 08-10-2013 01:29 PM

I gotta get me a copy!! I’m looking, waiting for replies to my queries about shipping to Canada.
Thanks, DonW for posting, I wasn’t aware such a book existed!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 04:05 PM

Wow, looks like some great stuff in that book.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 08-17-2013 01:04 AM

Eye candy! Nice….

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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