'Handplane Essentials' – New Review and New Sale
If you’re parsimonious, tardy or just plain wary, then this post is for you.
My book “Handplane Essentials” is now on sale for the first time since its release this summer. Until Feb. 15, you can get “Handplane Essentials” for 20 percent off, plus free shipping in the United States. The book is normally $34.99. With the discount, it’s $27.99 plus free domestic shipping.
To get the discount, all you have to do is enter the coupon code: PW10LUV at checkout.
Before you order, keep in mind that the book is huge, made entirely in the United States and is filled with articles I’ve written during the last 10 years from Popular Woodworking, Woodworking Magazine, The Fine Tool Journal and various blogs.
In other words, if you already own everything I’ve written, don’t buy this book (unless you like the thought of my children wearing extra warm and fuzzy clothes….).
If you’re not sure that “Handplane Essentials” is for you, then I encourage you to read the February 2010 issue of WoodenBoat magazine. Associate Editor Karen Wales wrote a lengthy review of the book. And though I’ve gotten some nice write-ups for the book, this one is the most glowing.
Here are a couple samples:
“Pretty enough for the coffee table but not too precious to use, Handplane Essentials will provide hours and hours of enjoyable reading, is an excellent learning tool and a timeless resource.”
And this one embarrassed me:
“…(L)ike some of the best food writing, he produces sensations so nearly tactile that I can almost smell the shavings; only afterward do I realize I’ve also learned something.”
Thanks Karen. If we ever get to meet, the first round is on me.
To order the book, visit the WoodworkersBookshop.com. And remember, the coupon code , PW10LUV , expires Feb. 15.
– Christopher Schwarz