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I briefly had a copy of the digital version when it was out of print. I may have actually bought it then, too, but I have to admit I've never really read it. I've also got a WPINCA book or something that's got planemaking related stuff in it, but also, I didn't learn much planemaking from it.

Steve will probably have a different opinion than me, I think I probably have some kind of attention issue (not kidding about that) and I don't learn from much other than experience, at least nothing thorough. I never "own" the knowledge unless I really get in the middle of it so the thing that really sent me through the planemaking was just finding good planes and copying them and finding out why they worked and why they didn't. I know enough now to know that the mid 1800s English planes were the best planes ever made (Larry wouldn't agree, but a contest between his try planes and one of mine wouldn't last long if there was any volume of work to do), and that the early all steel ward cap irons were the best design ever made for cap irons (they leave a lot of room for clearance).

Same with the infills. I saw some basic bits and pieces about dovetailing, but it's far easier for me to just do the stuff and accept that the first one won't be so great.

I do the moulding planes exactly as larry's video describes, or at least close. No reason to deviate on those, he's set the modern standard.

Just my opinion, I think having a good working plane on hand (or ten, I bought about 15, maybe, to see which one I wanted to settle on to start) will get you farther (further?) and faster.

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