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Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings For those who would like to have the benefit of a woodworker s extensive experience with hand tools, this is the book to own 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


10 thoughts on “Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings

  1. says:

    A lot of people have compared this book to Odate s Japanese Woodworking Tools, and even though Hand Tools predates that book by two years, it s a good comparison to make it is effectively the American version of that book, minus the philosophy because it is American.And I do mean American, not Western Watson omits a few tools that arecommon in cont


  2. says:

    Has excellent information on using and setting up woodworking hand tools Also has a good beginners bench plan Pair this up with his Furniture Making Plain Simple for a great introduction to basic furniture building using hand tools Has excellent information on using and setting up woodworking hand tools Also has a good beginners bench plan Pair this


  3. says:

    Great illustrations


  4. says:

    I was recommended to read this book by expert wood worker friend, Who is also happened to be a owner of ultrawoodworking.com I was recommended to read this book by expert wood worker friend, Who is also happened to be a owner of ultrawoodworking.com


  5. says:

    This book was recommended by Christopher Schwarz on the Popular Woodworking magazine blog When I searched Worldcat for it, the nearest copy was in a special collection in the library of my employer, the University of Vermont I took a lunch hour on Monday to peek at the book, and it was a treat Mr Watson s illustrations are beautiful, and the guidance i


  6. says:

    Since my hand tools especially saws learn toward the Japanese, I ll use the best comparison I can This book is an crucial as Odate s book on Japanese tools Great stuff here, especially for someone who doesn t want to sit firmly in one hand tool camp but wants to know what tools are out there plus some basic guidance on their use to get the job done well


  7. says:

    This book is great because it is simple Watson didn t go crazy with his descriptions and in keeping it simple he makes the tools accessible for novice and master alike The illustrations are beautiful.


  8. says:

    Good basic book on tools Some of the areas are well done, and some, like the section on planes, are fairly basic.


  9. says:

    Keeper When you learn something s new about how to use a tool as simple as a C clamp


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