Choosing & Using Hand Tools

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Mar 1, 2008 - House & Home - 208 pages
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This is the essential who, what, when, where, and why of hand tools! Not only is the equipment itself beautiful, itís 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: youíll find out which tools you really need, which ones are the best, and how to use them most effectively. Thereís advice on work surfaces, vises, marking and measuring utensils, edgers, and tools that pull, pry, twist, bore, and scrape. Youíll discover things you never knew before!††


  

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Power tools are a ubiquitous part of modern woodworking but, for most of history, hand tools were the standard. Rae, a professional furniture maker who has contributed to and edited a number of ... Read full review

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Contents

Acquiring Tools and Taking Care of Them
10
Holding Your Work
30
Clamps
49
Layout Tools
58
Striking Tools
94
Boring Tools
118
Scraping Tools
132
Chiseling and Carving Tools
146
Edge Tools
158
Hand Saws
188
Metric Conversion Table
205
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About the author (2008)

Andy Rae worked with George Nakashima and Frank Klausz before founding his own woodworking business. He has been awarded a New Jersey Council of the Arts Fellowship for his furniture designs. A former editor of "American Woodworker," Rae currently works in Asheville, North Carolina, making furniture as well as teaching and writing about woodworking.

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