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Paul in NJ
Whelan has two books about planes. "The Wooden Plane , Its history, form, and function" and "Making traditional wooden planes". The plane making book is useful but some of the designs are more modern than traditional. I found his book useful when building a plow. I took features from several of the plow designs in the book and also had a nice British Sash Fillister to look at some of the finer points. It is a good value, starting at $15 on Amazon.

I have the first book, "The Wooden Plane", and found it a valuable resource. It has a wide scope, covers many plane types, and planes from different cultures. I would buy it again at the current price.

regards,
Paul Dzioba

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