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Making Wood Tools with John Wilson
Traditional Woodworking Tools You Can Make in Your Own Shop

John Wilson

Making Wood Tools features over 275 photographs and 50 detailed drawings of a dozen wood bodied hand tools and nine tool keeping and holding projects, including the Home Shop workbench.


Interesting stories, innovative designs, and detailed plans engage craftsmen in the age old art of making the tools you work wood with. You will find tools that can be made for woodworkers by woodworkers with the resources at hand in the wood shop. They are insightful of how tools are made, inviting to be put to use, and worthy of collecting.

256 pages, Hardcover, Full Color, 9" x 11.5", 2011
Order Number: VAP343..........$39.95

"John Wilson is a longtime instructor who understands the value of presentation, repetition, and recapping his argument...with such a handy list, the builder can easily sort out the tasks to be done, cost out materials, and get to work." - Greg Rossel, WoodenBoat Review

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