This is the essential who, what, when, where, and why of hand tools! Not only is the equipment itself beautiful, it's the classic and most pleasurable way to work with wood.
Hundreds of photographs, accompanied by explanatory illustrations, escort you through the traditional wood shop, introducing everything from indispensable clamps and drills to chisels and saws.
And not a question goes unanswered in this guide to buying, tuning, sharpening, and operating both antique and contemporary pieces.
You'll find out which tools you really need, which ones are the best, and how to use them most effectively.
There's advice on work surfaces, vises, marking and measuring utensils, edgers, and tools that pull, pry, twist, bore, and scrape.
You'll discover things you never knew before!
"Offers a wealth of information about the selection, care, and use of nearly every kind of hand tool...each entry is profusely illustrated with color photos...will prove to be a valuable resource." --"Library Journal".
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 12th June 2008
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.762