Astragal Press books on antique tools and more






Restoring Antique Tools

Herbert P. Kean

Here is the book that finally unlocks the secrets that professional restorers have been using for years. It explains critical (and previously closely-held) restoration techniques in a way that even the most uninitiated can understand and follow.


There are chapters covering boring and edge tools, planes (wood, wood-bottomed, and metal), measuring tools, saws and other miscellaneous tools, as well as a general chapter on cleaning and refinishing. The author explains how to make a bow for a bow drill, how to make wedges for planes, how to replace vials in levels, and literally hundreds of other such invaluable instructions.

114 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 2001
Order Number: AP980...........$19.95

“…[covers] stuff that only the top restorers know how to do.” —The Chronicle

“Fantastic is the only way to describe [this] book…simply a must for libraries of all tool collectors.” —The Tool Table

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