In my view this is one of the best woodworking books ever published, right up there with The Soul of a Tree, Fine Art of Cabinetmaking, The Workbench Book and Cabinetmaking the Professional Approach. By choosing the self publishing route this book is much less publicised which is a great shame.
The title is very deceiving as while it does show you in great detail how to make a wooden hand plane, it includes so much more. Working accurately is clearly and simply explained and his training with James Krenov certainly shows through.
Setting up the band saw for straight and square cuts using home made fence.
Accurately trueing bench planes the proper way, one way only with locked wrists.
Simple but highly effective sharpening techniques including the setting up and using a bench grinder to make final hoing quick and easy.
Knife making above, and glueing up using cauls below.
A wonderful cocobolo plane made by David.
Planing techniques are thoroughly shown including accurate work on the shooting board.
And finally sharpening and using a cabinet scraper.
If you live in North America you can get a copy direct from www.davidfink.com or if you are in the UK I have just 8 copies at £19.95 +P&P