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The Planer Truth
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A Brief History & Guide to Servicing Vintage Single Surface Role Feed Planers (1850-1950)  

by Dana Batory

Book Description:
This book can answer all your questions about antique wood planers. This is the first book to gather together all the valuable miscellaneous data scattered piecemeal throughout scores of old texts and manuals and combine it with practical, hands-on experience. Author Dana M. Batory gives a brief history of the machine since its invention in 1828 and then carefully describes the complete planer system from infeed to outfeed and everything in-between. Learn how to adjust and fine-tune each of its separate elements: table adjustment, chipbreaker adjustment, pressure bar adjustment, knife setting, and more. It s all here and profusely illustrated.There are also chapters on troubleshooting, practical information, and helpful hints. From required horsepower and halted feeding to snipes and torn grain, everything is covered. The book s detailed illustrations have been collected from the author s extensive library of period catalogs, manuals, and photographs.

160 pages. Fully illustrated. 8-1/2 x 11. Soft cover. (2009)

“This book is destined to become a standard reference for anyone who might want to buy vintage woodworking machinery.” — Fine Woodworking

Signed by the Author
As an added bonus of purchasing this item through the OWWM web site, all copies will be signed and personalized by Dana Batory, the author. 

Because these books are shipped directly from the author, please allow up to four weeks for delivery.

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Please note that due to excessive shipping charges and issues with customs, we will no longer ship any items outside of the United States.  Any orders received for international orders will be refunded.

Our Price: $30.00

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