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Free Handplane Book Download for Online Members

comments (26) November 6th, 2009 in blogs

GEide GEide, Contributor
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Online Members can download a free copy of Garrett Hacks Handplane Book. Learn more on our new Online Member home page.
Check out our new Online Member page. It was just launched today.
You can always find the Online Member page by clicking on the link in our header.
Online Members can download a free copy of Garrett Hacks Handplane Book. Learn more on our new Online Member home page. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Online Members can download a free copy of Garrett Hack's Handplane Book. Learn more on our new Online Member home page. launched a brand-new homepage for Online Members today. It’s designed to help members find out about the benefits of membership. This month Fine Woodworking is offering a free book download for Online Members only. Visit the new page for details on how to download it.

The Handplane Book by Garrett Hack is the perfect book for the season since November seems to be Garrett Hack month. We just launched a new video workshop with him, Build a Small Tool Cabinet, he was on the cover of our latest issue, and we just released plans for his brand-new workbench project. Read all about the workbench in an article, buy the digital SketchUp plans, and get a tour of the bench in a video produced by senior editor Thomas McKenna.

The Online Member page also lets you know about monthly giveaways. This month five lucky Online Members will randomly be selected to receive one of these prizes from Jet: a 1000 CFM Air Filtration System, a Benchtop 12-in. Drill Press, a Bench Top Mortise Machine, a Compound Miter Saw, and a 14-in. Bandsaw.

The new page also keeps you in the loop about upcoming members-only videos and Fine Woodworking events. Not an online member yet? You can still view the page to find out what's new for members on 

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Comments (26)

user-4242295 user-4242295 writes: I just joined based on the fact that you are still advertising a free download of Garrett Hack's book. You need to honor your advertising commitment. Otherwise you are guilty of false advertising.
Posted: 11:19 pm on December 13th

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: Trying to download Garrett Hack's handplane book available for free to all members. Cannot get it to work. Could you please fix the link to this offer. Thanks,
A loyal customer
Posted: 11:43 pm on March 14th

Geedubs Geedubs writes: I share the frustration of others in not being able to download this. I don't understand why FW staff seem to be paying no attention to this issue, even after it is brought up numerious times. What goes?
Posted: 11:51 am on June 3rd

something_vague something_vague writes: What? No ability to download this book now? I don't understand why it even has this page in existance if it's not available. It says Special Offer to ALL members with no comments about any dates and yet gives you no link to go to. Kind of a false advertisement if you ask me. And I see nothing about any plans either. Not sure where you're going with that comment. Whats the deal yo?
Posted: 9:44 pm on May 20th

AirTiger AirTiger writes: Well Gina I am a fully paid up member and I have not yet in several tries over several weeks been able to download this. I resent the implication that those of us who are having trouble on this site are carrying less than a full load.
Posted: 3:48 pm on March 8th

snakep snakep writes: Gina, when are you going to fix this link?
Posted: 7:48 pm on January 12th

magnolia56 magnolia56 writes: I typed "free plan handplane book" into the search bar, it took me to a link, and that link brought me back here. Still no way to download it. What's up?
Posted: 10:19 am on December 18th

conejo77 conejo77 writes: Ok where might one find this free plan for the handplane book? Don't see any buttons labeled "free plans"
Posted: 2:55 pm on December 17th

conejo77 conejo77 writes: Ok where might one find this free plan for the handplane book? Don't see any buttons labeled "free plans"
Posted: 2:55 pm on December 17th

magnolia56 magnolia56 writes: Gina,

I can't download "The Handplane Book" by Garrett Hack. I'm a member--have been for some time. I logged in first. Anything you can do to help me?

Autumn (magnolia56)
Posted: 2:18 pm on December 17th

GEide GEide writes: Hi folks,

I posted this more than a month ago.

The Hack book was the free giveaway for members for the Month of November. Now it's a free plan that members can download.

Sorry for the confusion.

Posted: 6:45 am on December 16th

Cobalt60 Cobalt60 writes: hi just wanted to see if there's any update on where this link actually is? Would love to see the book, but I feel like I should cancel my subscription if it's not actually available, just on principle, you know?
Posted: 4:21 pm on December 14th

Taigert Taigert writes: Gina,
I have been trying for at least three weeks to download Garrett's book with no luck. I just get a broken link response. I was hoping that I wouldn't have to bug you about this, you already have your plate full. Please help me with this, I have been looking forward to reading his book.
Thank You,
Posted: 5:41 am on December 12th

LMGM LMGM writes: Was away all of November and would definitely like to be able to download the book.
Posted: 8:38 pm on December 11th

almostaranch almostaranch writes: I am unable to use the link as well
Posted: 4:10 am on December 11th

conejo77 conejo77 writes: Hey Gina, the image DOWNLOAD NOW is no longer active and I am a paying member. So where's the book?
Posted: 2:31 pm on December 9th

conejo77 conejo77 writes: What happen to the free hand plane book? Go to the member home page and it is not there. Has it been discontiuned?
Posted: 2:27 pm on December 9th

jlfromtn jlfromtn writes: I'm trying to download as well. can you send me a working link for the download.
Posted: 9:58 pm on December 8th

jlfromtn jlfromtn writes: i'm having similiar problems in that i can't get the link to work. could you send me the link some other way as well.


mark copeland
Posted: 10:42 pm on December 7th

sharonlev sharonlev writes: same problem here. can't fine the link anymore. was the PDF taken off? is it no longer available?
Posted: 11:26 am on December 4th

tarsus37 tarsus37 writes: Can't find a working link to download this. Have been fiddling with your "download now" link for half an hour and nothing works. What gives?
Posted: 9:17 am on December 4th

Cobalt60 Cobalt60 writes: I joined as a member to access this book. A couple weeks ago, I clicked the link and it seemed to work, but I didn't have a chance to actually read it. Now, I can no longer find the link.

Where can I find the The Handplane Book for download today? I'm definitely logged in and accessing the /members page.

Posted: 11:39 am on December 2nd

kjhart0133 kjhart0133 writes: The download image does not seem to be working. Nothing happens. I'm logged in and am unable to download "The Handplane Book."

Posted: 4:59 pm on November 30th

GEide GEide writes: You need to click on the image that says "Download Now." Then, you need to log in and you'll be able to download the book. If you're not a member, you can buy the book via this link:

Because of our Holiday Sale, you can even get 25% off.
Posted: 2:11 pm on November 17th

Jodyjdw Jodyjdw writes: The download link isn't appearing on my online members page. Is it possible to have it sent to me some other way ?
Posted: 5:34 pm on November 12th

jhonbaker jhonbaker writes: This is great, thank you very much
Posted: 12:38 am on November 7th

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