The Art of Fine Tools

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Taunton Press, Aug 17, 2000 - House & Home - 231 pages
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This collection features more than 250 unique tools built with beautiful materials, lavished with artistic decoration, and crafted with remarkable precision. Privately owned, many of these tools have never been photographed or shown in publications before.

Included are measuring instruments, handplanes, saws and other cutting tools, striking and drilling tools, Asian treasures, miniatures, ingenious foot-powered machines from the 19th century, and improbable combination tools. Each photo is accompanied by detailed notes that provide historical and technical background.

This handsome volume will appeal to collectors, those who use tools, and anyone who appreciates finely crafted utilitarian objects.

 

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After reading a lil clip of this book, about hammers in Maxim Mag. He the author stated bricklayers nolonger use thier own designed hammer changing to using a saw with blade.
I come as a thrid
generation bricklayer, with 25 yrs myself exp. This moron should stick to writing sales ads. He knows nothing of what we use everyday. My hammer is just as much a part of me as my trowel.
Stick to other subjects dipstick...... I went through alot to find your book where I could leave you how you have insulted real working men. I will make sure never to buy any books of yours or the ones who published your crap.
 

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
36
Section 3
38
Section 4
40
Section 5
73
Section 6
74
Section 7
96
Section 8
102
Section 13
159
Section 14
164
Section 15
171
Section 16
182
Section 17
192
Section 18
210
Section 19
210
Section 20
212

Section 9
116
Section 10
134
Section 11
140
Section 12
150
Section 21
222
Section 22
231
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About the author (2000)

Sandor Nagyszalanczy of Bonny Doon, California is a professional furniture designer and freelance writer, photographer and consultant. With nearly 25 years of experience building custom furniture, he is a former senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine and has appeared on The History Channel's "Modern Marvels" and ABC Television's "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings." Sandor has authored and photographed nine books published by the Taunton Press, including: Woodshop Jigs and Fixtures, Fixing and Avoiding Woodworking Mistakes, Woodshop Dust Control, The Wood Sanding Book, The Art of Fine Tools, Setting Up Shop and Power Tools: An Electric Celebration and Grounded Guide, The Homeowner's Ultimate Tool Guide, and Tools Rare and Ingenious.

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