The Art of Fine Tools
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.