Choosing and Using Hand Tools
This istheessential 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 More...
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Publisher: Lark Books
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
This istheessential 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 woodshop, 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!
Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee. Jeff Jewitt is a professional finisher and refinisher in Cleveland, Ohio, and a contributing editor toFine Woodworking. Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder and owner of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks which manufactures high quality hand tools. Andy Rae, from Asheville, North Carolina, is a professional woodworker who writes frequently for woodworking magazines and teaches woodworking. Gary Rogowski, a contributing editor toFine Woodworking, operates his own school, the Northwest Furniture Studio, in Portland, Oregon.