Regarded by collectors and students as the standard book on ancient woodworking tools, this classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century. Many were largely unchanged in form since Roman times; others are identical in construction to ancient Greek, Assyrian, Egyptian, and Chinese implements. Over 250 illustrations depict these rare specimens, among them tools for cutting down trees, splitting and sawing logs, log grabs, sleds, wagons, and lumber sticks for moving and measuring, clamps for holding and gripping, hand saws, chisels and mallets for shaping and fitting, instruments for sharpening tools, and much more. This fascinating, richly illustrated sourcebook will not only be invaluable to collectors but will also enable antiques enthusiasts and woodcrafters alike to identify a wide variety of woodworking tools that form a direct link to artisans and craftsmen of ancient times. Dover 2012 reissue of the 2000 Dover republication of the (5th) edition published for The Bucks County Historical Book Society by Horizon Press, 1975.
Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 13th June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.585