The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Woodworking Handtools, Instruments & Devices
An inventory of timeless hand tools for the hands-on makers of today.
Man is a tool using animal. And, while computers and electronics are technically “tools”, woodworking tools constitute a more fundamental link with man’s need for a direct, hands-on approach to the world. With The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Woodworking Handtools, Instruments & Devices, the contemporary woodworker, maker, and handtool enthusiast can enjoy a practical perspective that captures the ingenuity of handtools employed by woodworkers decades ago that despite new technologies have proved hard to displace.
The ideal gift for any woodworker, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Woodworking Handtools, Instruments & Devices is an astounding reference that captures the beauty and ingenuity of over 600 handtools from the adze to the zig-zag rule. With over 570 illustrations, detailed definitions, and fascinating historical information, it showcases the woodworking tools that despite new technologies remain as relevant today as they did a hundred years ago.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Graham Blackburn was born and educated in London, England, before continuing his studies at the Juilliard School. While pursuing a career as a professional musician that saw him play in numerous bands, including Van Morrison’s, he built his own home—and several others—in Woodstock, NY. His first book, Illustrated Housebuilding, was published in 1974. Since then, in addition to operating a custom furnituremaking shop and lecturing at major craft and art schools and woodworking shows across the US, he was a long-time columnist for Popular Woodworking and a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking. He has also served as editor-in-chief of Woodwork.