How to Use and Care for Woodworking Tools

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Stackpole Books, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 230 pages
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Everything you need to know about every kind of tool, saw, planes, chisels, marking and testing tools, drills, knives, hammers, clamps, and basic power tools. Learn how they are made, how they function, and how to condition them. Step-by-step exercises show proper use of each tool and easy projects demonstrate the application of techniques. All you need to do is read through this book, get a good tool and a piece of honest to goodness wood, and get started. At the end of it all you will know how to judge the keenness of a blade by eye. You will be able to use a plane in much the same way as did your folks way back. You will know how and why a bent gouge does what it does. You will be able to cut a joint and shape and fashion a piece of oak. You will be able to sit in a chair of your own making. You will be able to build furniture for the whole house. All are wonderful experiences that should not be missed.
  

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The Bridgewaters, a husband-and-wife team, are known for creating excellent, easily understood woodworking books directed mainly towards beginners and hobbyists (e.g., Beautiful Wooden Gifts You Can ... Read full review

Contents

SAWS
7
PLANES
45
WOODCARVING CHISELS
105
WOODTURNING CHISELS GOUGES
133
WOODWORKING MACHINES
156
PRIMARY MARKING
176
DRILLING TOOLS
187
KNIVES AND SCRAPERS
198
HAMMERS AND MALLETS
209
CLAMPS CRAMPS
215
Metric Conversions
225
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The Bridgewaters have written and illustrated more than 40 books on woodworking and crafts, including Building Doors and Gates, How to Use and Care for Woodworking Tools, and Boxes and Chests.

The Bridgewaters have written and illustrated more than 40 books on woodworking and crafts, including Building Doors and Gates, How to Use and Care for Woodworking Tools, and Boxes and Chests.

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