Man is a tool-using animal. And, while computers and electronics are technically "tools", woodworking tools constitute a more fundamental link with man's need for a direct, hands-on approach to the world. With 'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Woodworking Handtools, Instruments and Devices', the contemporary woodworker, maker, and handtool enthusiast can enjoy a practical perspective that captures the ingenuity of handtools employed by woodworkers decades ago, that despite new technologies, have proved hard to displace.
Included in this enjoyable and informative reference are 570 original, hand-drawn illustrations; over 600 handtools, from an adze to a zig-zag rule; alphabetical listings fully cross-referenced; an amazing variety of handplanes, chisels, gouges, clamps, and cutting devices; detailed, clearly stated definitions of each tool; fascinating historical information; and a helpful Bibliography and Appendices.
Series: Illustrated Workshop
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 2017
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.43 x 21.34 x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.77