Classic Hand Tools

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Taunton Press, 1999 - Crafts & Hobbies - 218 pages
Both beautiful and practical, CLASSIC HAND TOOLS reveals the rich variety and history of hand tools through vivid color photos while providing in-depth information on how to integrate their use into modern woodworking. With this book as a guide, anyone who works with wood will discover how to use these tools, how to choose the right ones for the job, and how to tune them up properly. Along the way, the reader will discover the benefits of using hand tools--less dust and dirt, more quiet, and, surprisingly, more efficiency.
 

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Once upon a time, woodworkers had to rely upon hand tools exclusively; but recently, the development of power tools relegated hand tools to the status of quaint antiques. In this book, Hack, a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
WHAT ARE HAND TOOLS?
15
WORKSHOPS BENCHES AND CLAMPS
29
MARKING AND MEASURING TOOLS
41
STRIKING TOOLS
61
CHISELS GOUGES AND DRAWKNIVES
79
page 18
94
SCRAPERS FILES AND RASPS
125
BORING TOOLS
141
SAWS
159
MAKING AND RESTORING HAND TOOLS
185
BUYING USED HAND TOOLS
203
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About the author (1999)

Hack is a professional furniture maker. He is a regular contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine.

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