For woodworkers, hand tools put the emphasis on the process of woodworking rather than the result. Yet hand tools also are essential to the highest level of craftsmanship, bringing a refinement to work that machines alone cannot produce. Whether using hand tools alone as a source of pleasure, quality, or efficiency, or in combination with machines, woodworker can trust the information in Woodworking with Hand Tools, a collection of 35 articles from the experts at Fine Woodworking magazine.
In Woodworking with Hand Tools, expert craftsmen explain how they choose, sharpen, and use every kind of hand tool.
- There's advice on tool maintenance, techniques for getting the most from the tools, and projects made using hand tools.
- With clear photographs, drawings, and step-by-step instructions, Woodworking with Hand Tools will be a useful and necessary resource for anyone who works wood.
"What's great about a book like this is that no matter how much you know, there's always something new to learn. It might be an entirely new way to tackle a task or a subtle refinement of a method you already use. Woodworking with Hand Tools is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning or expanding hand tool woodworking skills."—www.CloseGrain.com - Steve Branam