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 section on the workshop helps readers organize their own ideal workspace, and a micropedia tells readers what tools are the most indispensable for tasks such as woodworking or home repair...and shows readers those least indispensable but most coveted gadgets that would make any tool lover the "talk of the shop."
An enthralling and extravagant reference with photographs, descriptions, and tips on how to use more than 450 tools, here is a treasure trove of information on antique and modern tools, from lovingly handcrafted tools like the traditional Japanese red oak hand plane to the best high-tech power tools like the multipurpose power drill. The perfect gift for tool lovers everywhere, Tools is the one tool every tool lover must have.
The Garrett Wade Company has been America's premier retailer of specialist woodworking tools since its establishment in 1975. President and founder Garretson W. Chinn was a naval officer and investment banker before turning to his true love, woodworking, full-time. The Garrett Wade Company is headquartered in New York City.
For more than twenty-five years, the Garrett Wade Company has offered the highest quality tools available as well as expert advice on how to use them. Now, "Tools" offers a treasure trove of lush color photography from Garrett Wade's archives and a fascinating history of tools, from the traditional Japanese red oak hand plane to the handsome maple hand screw. A spectacular visual dictionary of more than 450 beautifully photographed hammers, handsaws, planes, drills, and other tools, Tools is the perfect gift for anyone who loves tools. English: