Country Tools and How to Use Them
Country craftworkers have traditionally relied on tools that evolved over centuries. A revival of interest in these handmade implements has led to an increased demand for information on craftsmen's techniques; but up to now, mention of their tools has been incidental and incomplete. This book examines specific tools on which workers have long relied, and for ease of reference, groups them according to use rather than craft.
Authoritatively written and expertly arranged by a master craftsman and instructor, this volume examines in detail dozens of early tools and their functions. More than seventy drawings and photographs accurately depict—among other devices—chopping and splitting tools, hammers and knives for a variety of uses, chisels, gouges, and saws; planes and drills, vices and cramps, hole-making tools, tools for working the soil, as well as equipment for blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, and baking.
An invaluable resource for hobbyists, collectors, and museum curators, this volume will also be prized by lovers of traditional ingenuity and know-how.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
adze angle anvil basketmaking bench bench hook besom broom bill-hooks blacksmith blade block of wood brace Britain calipers called carving centre century chisel chopping cold chisel cooper cord country craftsmen crafts curved cutter cutting edge draw knife drill driving early edge Fig ﬂat frame saws gauge gouge grain groove hammer hand handle Fig hardie hole head heat hitting tools hole hollow hook Industrial Revolution jack plane kerf knives lathe leather lever maker mallet marking gauge material metal metalwork modern mortice needed Photo piece of wood pit saw plough produced pulled punches rebate plane rip saw rods rotating round saddler scraper screw shape sharpened Shaving horse side smith spike spindle split spokeshave square steel stone straight straw tapered teeth timber tongs tool Fig trade treadle Try square turning usually vice wedge wheel wheelwright width wooden woodworking worker