Hand Tool Basics

Woodworking Tools and How to Use Them
Author: Steve Branam
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440348928
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 272
View: 8356
Everything you need to start woodworking with hand tools! Hand tool woodworking can be a source of great pride, satisfaction and amazing results--not to mention less noise and sawdust. But there's a lot to learn, what with a seemingly endless array of chisels and mallets to workbenches and handplanes. You'll learn proven methods for sharpening your tools, prepping your stock and timeless joinery techniques including mortise-and-tenon joins, dovetails, rabbets and others. Within these pages you'll find: • Advice for selecting the tools you need and setting up shop • Complete instructions for using the tools you'll reach for time and again • Tuning processes for keeping your tools sharp and precise • Technique variations and alternate methods so you can decide what works best for you Take the mystery out of hand tools and experience the satisfaction of crafting something truly handmade.

Tools and How to Use Them for Woodworking - An Abridgement of Tools and How to Use Them for Woodworking and Metal Working

Author: Alfred P. Morgan
Publisher: Nelson Press
ISBN: 1447435257
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 188
View: 5673
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Woodworking

Author: Reed Karen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101198796
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 384
View: 6319
From learning about the right tools for the right jobs to looking at a plan and beginning your own project, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Woodworking teaches the novice woodworker all there is to know about this wonderful hobby. This step-by-step book takes you through the workshop, whether it's a shed in the backyard or a three-foot space in a one-bedroom apartment, showing you how to create beautiful pieces of furniture and decorative items with the right tools. You'll learn how to set up a workspace, buy hand and power tools, set goals within a realistic budget, work with plans and put the finishing touches on your project. Basic plans for a variety of projects are included.

Make: Tools

How They Work and How to Use Them
Author: Charles Platt
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680452509
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 272
View: 5216
Whether you’re interested in becoming a handyman or developing artisanal woodworking skills, the place to begin is by learning the fundamentals of using basic workshop tools correctly. The place to find out how is right here. Make: Tools is shop class in a book. Consumer-level 3D printers and CNC machines are opening up new possibilities for makers. But there will always be a need for traditional workshop skills and tools. Charles Platt's Make: Tools applies the same approach to its subject matter as his bestselling Make: Electronics -- in-depth explanations and hands-on projects that gradually increase in level of challenge. Illustrated in full color with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, the book serves as a perfect introduction to workshop tools and materials for young adults and adults alike. Platt focuses on basic hands tools and assumes no prior experience or knowledge on the part of the reader. The projects all result in fun games, toys, and puzzles. The book serves as both a hands-on tutorial a reference that will be returned to again and again.

How to Use & Care for Woodworking Tools

Author: Alan Bridgewater,Gill Bridgewater
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811727945
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 230
View: 4613
Everything you need to know about every kind of tool, saw, planes, chisels, marking and testing tools, drills, knives, hammers, clamps, and basic power tools. Learn how they are made, how they function, and how to condition them. Step-by-step exercises show proper use of each tool and easy projects demonstrate the application of techniques. All you need to do is read through this book, get a good tool and a piece of honest to goodness wood, and get started. At the end of it all you will know how to judge the keenness of a blade by eye. You will be able to use a plane in much the same way as did your folks way back. You will know how and why a bent gouge does what it does. You will be able to cut a joint and shape and fashion a piece of oak. You will be able to sit in a chair of your own making. You will be able to build furniture for the whole house. All are wonderful experiences that should not be missed.

Introduction To Woodworking 1920

Author: William Fairham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989747752
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 464
View: 7570
Introduction To Woodworking 1920 combines two essential William Fairham books of the early 20th century: Woodwork Tools And How To Use Them and Woodwork Joints: How They Are Set Out, How Made, And Where Used.

Country Tools and How to Use Them

Author: Percy W. Blandford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146383
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
View: 6676
Profusely illustrated guide to early tools and their functions depicts and describes scores of devices — from hammers, planes, and saws to tools for blacksmithing, weaving, and baking.

Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools

Author: Mike Dunbar
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 9781440336751
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 269
View: 6178
Quality tools at a fraction of the cost! Don't let the high cost of hand tools prevent you from doing the beautiful woodworking you'd like to do. Buy well-made, classic tools and then tune them so they'll outperform tools made today! Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools shows you everything you'll need to know to find and rehabilitate old tools. You'll discover what makes on flea market tool a great find and another a flawed wreck. You'll learn, step by step, now to clean, flatten and sharpen both common and exotic hand tools. And, once your tools have been restored to perfect condition, you'll see exactly how to use them. Covers all the major woodworking hand tools, including bench planes, chisels, compass planes, gouges, moulding planes, drills, saws and more. Explains how to heat-treat, refinish and sharpen each tool. Includes nearly 500 close-up photos and drawings to detail every step.

Sawdust and Soul

A Conversation about Woodworking and Spirituality
Author: William J. Everett,John W. de Gruchy
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877379
Category: Religion
Page: 104
View: 2806
An American ethicist and a South African theologian reflect on their work with wood and how it has helped them find creativity and meaning in experiences of both loss and transformation. Through their friendship, correspondence, and work together they have developed a rich narrative about the way this craftwork has shaped their relationships with family, friends, and their natural environment. Their conversation invites both craftspeople and religious seekers to join them on a spiritual journey toward fresh insight and inspiration.


A Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia
Author: Garrett Wade (Firm)
Publisher: Free Press
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
View: 4941
Introduces readers to tools in an illustrated reference that features more than 450 antique and modern tools.

Hand Tools

Their Ways and Workings
Author: Aldren A. Watson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393322767
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 416
View: 9636
A longtime woodworker's illustrated guide to the tools of the trade and how to use them.

Practical Woodwork for Laboratory Technicians

Pergamon Series of Monographs in Laboratory Techniques
Author: A. S. Eyers
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483159388
Category: House & Home
Page: 176
View: 9628
Practical Woodwork for Laboratory Technicians serves as a guide for technicians and workers in maintaining laboratories and workshops and in the production of apparatus for demonstration and research. It contains a number of projects that are useful both in the workshop and the laboratory. The book begins by discussing the importance of timber. It then describes the tools used in woodwork construction such as saws, chisels, marking gauges, hammers, boring tools, cramps, and holding devices, and similar tools. It also illustrates planing of wood, marking and testing boards, drawing geometrical constructions, jointing boxes and frames, gluing surfaces, and finishing woodwork constructions. Woodworkers, laboratory technicians, students, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts will find this text very useful.

Carpentry For Dummies

Author: Gene Hamilton,Katie Hamilton,Roy Barnhart
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764551758
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 264
View: 5914
Finding a carpenter who does quality work—at a reasonable price and in a timely fashion—can be a real challenge. For little jobs you can spend more time searching for a carpenter than you would doing the job yourself, if you only had some basic tools and carpentry skills. Over the years, the ability to handle small carpentry jobs can save you a great deal of money. Perhaps more important, you can make small repairs before they turn into big ones. With a set of basic carpentry skills you can also make a lot of little improvements that you might not have if you had to hire someone to do the work. If you would like to develop a basic understanding of carpentry and the tools of the trade, Carpentry For Dummies can help. Whether you have little or no experience with carpentry tools, repairs, or home improvements, this book can show you how to handle a project from the first cut to the final finish. Carpentry For Dummies is divided into four parts to help you easily find the information you need. You’ll start off on the right foot by becoming familiar with structures such as foundations, floors, and roofs. With step-by-step illustrations throughout the book, you’ll also discover how to use a variety of tools and techniques as you take on different projects in and around your house. Carpentry For Dummies also deals with other topics, including: Finding a good lumber or hardware store, and choosing the right materials for the job Mastering the finer points f measuring, marking, and gauging to make sure everything fits perfectly Boning up on sanding, sealing, and staining basics Playing it safe with power tools and potentially toxic chemicals With pointers on choosing the right materials, finding the best way to put them together, and working safely, Carpentry For Dummies is your ideal reference for basic carpentry.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Carpentry for Homeowners

Basic Carpentry Skills & Everyday Home Repairs
Author: Chris Marshall
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589233317
Category: House & Home
Page: 288
View: 3980
"Shows readers how to solve everyday problems using the most basic of tools--hammers, saws, sanders, clamps, and screw guns"--Provided by publisher.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Industrial arts
Page: N.A
View: 4698

The Seven Essentials of Woodworking

Author: Anthony Guidice
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806925271
Category: House & Home
Page: 128
View: 3269
“To produce quality work in an efficient manner, Guidice contends that woodworkers need to be proficient in seven essential skills: joint making, measuring and marking, sawing to a line, sharpening, using hand planes, making mortise-and-tenon joints, and wood finishing...Required reading for every woodworker, this is an essential purchase.”—Library Journal.

Japanese Woodworking Tools

Their Tradition, Spirit and Use
Author: Toshio Ōdate
Publisher: Stobart Davies Limited
ISBN: 9780854420759
Category: Woodwork
Page: 189
View: 722
This text shows how to use Japanese tools effectively and maintain them properly, and explains the role they play in traditional Japanese craftsmanship. It describes how to create razor-sharp cutting edges and introduces almost 50 different planes.

To Right the Unrightable Wrong

Author: Robert L. Pirtle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100320
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 577
View: 7760
A century ago Americans were still moving west, settling in new states, establishing themselves in new environments. That pattern was followed by the grandparents, then by the parents of Robert L. Pirtle, the author of this autobiography. The eventual home of the authors parents and his family was Roswell, New Mexico, a sleepy little town in southeastern New Mexico. To begin with, however, the book traces the authors lineage, even including fascinating familial connections to the compilation of the King James Version of the Bible, to the Cherokee Indian Tribe and to the Commander of the Alamo. Readers will certainly enjoy the picture the author draws of small town America in the 1930s and 1940s, of the vicissitudes of growing up, of junior and senior high school days and high jinks. The author displayed an interest in fairness and justice from his earliest days; indeed he proposes that every child has an inherent instinct for justice. As the author moved through childhood and school years he encountered numerous incidents in which the concept of fairness played a decisive part. Though such incidents of childhood are of minimal significance, yet they play a part in shaping a childs character and perception of the world, and can lead to incidents of real significance in adulthood. The author describes incidents which did just that in his own life. In one instance the author shamefacedly admits being the cause of a hurtful injustice to others; yet that incident, too, played its part in his maturation. It is said, after all, that good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. By the time the author graduated from high school his interest in science in mathematics rose to the forefront of his mind and he entered Purdue University with a four-year scholarship from the University. Before the year was out, however, he knew he did not want to pursue science as a career and he switched to the University of Arizona where he majored in mathematics, his easiest subject, while he sampled the liberal arts and pondered what his life work would be. He first considered entering the ministry and becoming a Methodist Preacher, but little by little he decided that he could prove of greater help to people and especially to the cause of justice as a lawyer. Accordingly, his last year in the undergraduate program was his first year in the law school of the University of Arizona. After graduating he took his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force, working as a mathematician at the Special Weapons Center of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The authors function was as target analyst, designing an atomic weapon delivery system for fighter aircraft. Fascinating is the authors description of his witnessing the explosion of an atomic bomb named Zucchini in Nevada in 1955. The author entered the University of Colorado upon completing his Air Force term and was hired by the largest law firm in Seattle, Holman, Mickelwait, Marion, Black & Perkins, upon his graduation from law school. During his brief Air Force career, The author had studied Shakespeare at the University of New Mexico, later entered into negotiations with the popular TV show The $64,000 Question, and was being scheduled to appear on the show after his graduation from law school. But the TV show collapsed after Charlie Van Doren, son of the internationally known Shakespeare scholar, Mark Van Doren, lied to a grand jury in New York concerning whether he had been fed answers when he appeared on the show. And a year or so of performing legal work for corporate clients discouraged the author to the point that he left the Firm and hung out his shingle as a sole practitioner, but simultaneously entered the graduate school of philosophy of the University of Washington, contemplating becoming a philosophy professor. In the end the author, d

Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-century America

Author: James M. Gaynor,Nancy L. Hagedorn
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780879350987
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 126
View: 614
Sophisticated eighteenth-century tools often performed the tasks at hand with amazing effectiveness and efficiency. This case study used early tools to investigate life in colonial America and understand the handmade products so admired today.

Classic Hand Tools

Author: Garrett Hack
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561582730
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 218
View: 3056
A photographic celebration of the beauty and practicality of hand tools for carpentry and woodworking discusses techniques for incorporating these classic tools into contemporary woodworking and includes the history and development of many unusual tools.