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Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings
Aldren A. Watson

A longtime woodworker's illustrated guide to the tools of the trade and how to use them. Crammed with practical information, it is the next best thing to looking over a craftsman's shoulder as he works with his tools, asking questions and getting straight answers in plain language, seeing how each tool is held and manipulated to get the best work out of it. From bit brace, chisel, and mallet to saws, specialized planes, drawknife, and spokeshave, Aldren Watson describes in detail the actions of the tools basic to good woodworking. All the procedures are explicitly illustrated with handsome line drawings, and an appendix gives plans and dimensions for making a workbench and other necessary pieces of shop equipment. With 450 b/w illustrations by the author.


416 Pages, Paperback, B&W, 7.3" x 10", © 2002
Order Number: VAP430..........$24.95
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