Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 416 pages
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For those who would like to have the benefit of a woodworker's extensive experience with hand tools, this is the book to own. Crammed with practical information, it is the next best thing to looking over a craftsman's shoulder as he works with his tools, asking questions and getting straight answers in plain language, seeing how each tool is held and manipulated to get the best work out of it. From bit brace, chisel, and mallet to saws, specialized planes, drawknife, and spokeshave, Aldren Watson describes in detail the actions of the tools basic to good woodworking. All the procedures are explicitly illustrated with handsome line drawings, and an appendix gives plans and dimensions for making a workbench and other necessary pieces of shop equipment. With 450 b/w illustrations by the author.
  

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Contents

Preface
9
Discovery
13
Workbench Vise 75
15
Anvil
37
Awl
41
Brace Bits
45
Wire Brush
83
Chisels
87
Pliers
275
Pry Bar
279
Rules
283
Sandpaper
291
Saws
297
Scrapers
321
Screwdriver
327
Spokeshave
335

Clamps
105
Drawknife
123
Hand Drill
133
File Rasp
141
Hammer 755
155
Inshave
167
Jackknife 777
171
Level 775
175
Mallet
185
Marking Gauge
189
Mitering Tools 795
195
Nail Set
203
Planes
207
Square
347
TBevel
349
Sharpening
353
Appendixes
373
A Toolmakers
374
B Workbench Plans
376
Plans for Bench Tools
381
Fitting a Hammer Handle
397
E Closet Workbench Plans
400
F Inventory of Typical Shop
405
Index
409
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Aldren A. Watson (1917-2013) was an illustrator and designer as well as woodworker. He had written and illustrated many magazine articles and books, including The Blacksmith and Country Furniture, published by Norton. He lived and painted in Vermont and New Hampshire until his death in 2013.

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