Museum of Early American Tools

ISBN-10: 0486425606

ISBN-13: 9780486425603

Edition: 2002

Authors: Eric Sloane

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Absorbing book describes, in detail, farm tools and kitchen implements and how they were made; includes devices used by curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, loggers, tanners, coachmakers, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. An informal, expressively written book for cultural historians, woodcrafters, and Americana enthusiasts. 184 black-and-white illus.
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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Author's Note
The Romance of Tools
Crude Shops, Magnificent Results
An Ax Is an Axe!
A World of Axes
The Broad Axe
How the Broad Axe Was Used
A Giant and a Midget
The Hatchet
The Axe and the Log House
The Adze
Canoes and Bowls
Wedges and Froes
The Fine Art of Splitting
Tools with Legs
The American Horse
For Making "Snitzels"
Little Shavers and Big
The Days of River Rafting
Tools of the River Lumberman
Of Cider and Apple Butter
To Remove Bark
Two Heads Are Better Than One
The Chisel
Chisels and Gouges
Planes 56
The Moulding Plane
The Rabbet
The Plow
Early American Saws
A Gallery of Frame Saws
The Biggest Saws
To Make a Hole
To Make a Hole Bigger
To Make a Bigger Hole
The Brace or Bitstock
The Things You'll Find in a Barn!
Some Were Special
These Were Tools Too!
The Blacksmith
Wrought Nailmaking
Tanners and Curriers
About Wheels
It's All in the Way You Hit It
Hay Implements
Knives and Grass
Found in the Barn
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