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Book - Dale Brotherton

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Released in 2017, this book is an extensive guide to the setup and use of Japanese hand planes.  Great for beginners and filled with valuable information for anyone with any skill level.

About the author:

Dale Brotherton is the owner and operator of Takumi Company, a Design/Build firm based in Seattle, Washington.  Involved in woodworking since 1978, he apprenticed with a renowned Japanese tea house carptener for six and a half years in the San Francisco Bay Area and was a journeyman for two years in traditional residential construction in Nagano-ken, Japan.  He returned to the United States in 1987 to found Takumi Company, and since then he has completed over 100 projects for private customers, institutions, and municipalities.

For more information on Dale and his company, please visit Takumi Company's website