Hand Tool Basics: Woodworking Tools and How to Use Them

HAND TOOL BASICS                                      STEVE BRANAM

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 joints, 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.


This is a great book and really helpful for choosing what tool you need for a job to the proper way to take care of it and how to sharpen the tools you have. I have to admit I did not always pay attention when my grandfather would be teaching how to sharpen different tools, but this book was like reading his instructions, and memories started to come back when I would be in his garage spending time with him. The instructions in this book are truly something of a lost art if they would not be put down in books such as these. A very good book for anyone with tools or want to start to work with them. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com

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