Traditional Woodworking Handtools

Traditional Woodworking Handtools

A Manual for the Woodworker

Book - 1998
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Miters, clamps, squares, bevels, gauges, handsaws, backsaws, planes of a dozen kinds, adzes, hatchets, scrapers, chisels, chamfering devices, boring and threading tools, and striking tools of all kinds -- these handtools traditionally have been the base upon which all craftsmanship was built. These tools for shaping and joining wood were handmade with immense care and skill, and they became the objects of revery and respect. In Traditional Woodworking Handtools, Graham Blackburn has compiled the most authoritative volume available on the subject -- and it will be a delight to all woodworkers. Blackburn meticulously presents the history, description, and use of hundreds of valuable handtools -- and his more than four hundred line drawings clearly illustrate the text. The book explains what the tools are and what they were used for, as well as describing how they work, how they may be tuned and reconditioned, and how they may be usefully employed in every woodworking shop, from the smallest one-person operation to the most modern, fully equipped machine shop. Traditional Woodworking Handtools is both an essential reference and a hands-on manual for anyone interested in the craftsmanship inherent in woodworking. This uniquely engaging guide to all major classes of woodworking handtools -- the product of forty years' practical experience -- is the perfect companion to Salaman's Dictionary of Woodworking Tools.
Publisher: New York : Lyons Press ; Bearsville, N.Y. : in association with Blackburn Books, 1998.
Edition: 1st Lyons Press ed. --
ISBN: 9781558218741
Branch Call Number: 684/.082/Bla 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xx, 364 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.


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