Leonard Bailey and His Woodworking Planes: An Unrecognized Genius of the American Industrial Revolution (Hardcover)
About the Author
Paul Van Pernis is a retired family practice physician whose lifelong passion has been the study of woodworking and antique American hand tools. A past president of The Early American Industries Association, he is a collector of antique tools and an expert on the legacy of Leonard Bailey. He resides in Ashland, Wisconsin, where he practiced medicine from 1978 to 2014. The late John G. Wells was a well-known Bay area architect from 1956 to his death in 2018. His lifelong hobby was collecting antique American hand tools. He published over 240 articles on the topic for such publications as The Gristmill and The Chronicle. His personal tool collection was widely considered to be the best and most comprehensive collection of Patented American Metallic Planes in the country.