Using a Hand Plane With Ian kirby Turning, Setting the Blade, and Planing Techniques Filled with detailed instructions and time-saving tips, this informative DVD demonstrates the steps required to obtain a flat square board ready for any number of uses. Before any project can begin to take shape, the raw lumber must be cut, squared, flattened, and made ready to join to any other piece. Many lumber yards offer to process rough stock for their customers, but this expensive service is completely unnecessary if a craftsman knows the trick of preparing his own lumber with simple hand tools. Filled with patient instruction of an experienced woodworker, this DVD is everything a learner needs to master the thriftier method of squaring lumber with a hand plane. Ian Kirby is a British trained furnituremaker. He began his training with the Edward Barnsley workshops and went on to study wood science and technology and enrolled in the four-year design program at Leeds College of Art. He did his graduate work at the London School of Furniture. He has written 5 woodworking books and is a frequent contributor to the Woodworkers Journal as well as Fine Woodworking. He lives in Milford Connecticut.