A Complete Illustrated EncyclopediaBook - 2001
"Man is a tool-using animal...without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all." -- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) A spectacular visual dictionary of more than 450 beautifully photographed tools, this gorgeous volume presents a dazzling range, from the trusty and familiar hammer and screwdriver to the very handsome ebony or rosewood marking gauge that one simply must have to make the most precise marks of where to cut...and let's not forget the crosscut saws, ripsaws, tenon saws, dovetail saws, slotting saws, veneer saws, frame saws, bucksaws, bow saws, coping saws, and jeweler's saws needed to do the actual cutting. Organized by the three main tasks of tools -- measuring and marking, cutting, and assembly and finishing -- "Tools" gives us the fascinating history of each tool, a basic review of what it does, and a complete breakdown of the various types and models. Plus, craftsman's tips from the experts at the Garrett Wade Company reveal tricks of the trade used by master craftsmen and point out what to look for when buying new or antique tools. All are splendidly illustrated with specially commissioned photography. A
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Source, c2001.
Branch Call Number: 621.9003 Too 3701 1
Characteristics: 256 pages : color illustrations