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.