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The Complete Guide to Sharpening
Leonard Lee
1561581259
October 9, 1995
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The New Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair
Staff of Black & Decker
1589231813
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Got a problem with grout? Open The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair (to page 98) and watch your tiling worries dissolve before the simple beauty of photography. Black & Decker has anticipated your every question and problem with interior, exterior, and home systems repairs, and detailed the solutions in just over 500 pages. In no other human endeavor is a visual guide so important as home repair (well, maybe brain surgery), so this is a crucial aid to the handyperson. Easy-to-find sections on floors, insulation, roofing, chimneys, water heaters, wall switches, air conditioning, and much more are well-designed, brilliantly illustrated, and carefully outlined with step-by-step instructions from masters. The photos in particular are extremely valuable, offering many different views (sometimes even exploded) of the operation...


Making Traditional Wooden Planes
John M. Whelan
1879335697
May 1, 1996
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RAG
A classic reference work in its fieldIthoroughly researched and well written and illustrated. (RAG)

The Woodworker
The author is an expertInobody does it better. Whelan has achieved a rare mixture of skills. He combines a serious academic and historical background with the practical experience of having made all these planes himself. And on top of that he writes and draws with clarity and confidence.

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The Official Price Guide to Collector Knives, 14th Edition
C. Houston Price
1400048346
Mar 2004
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Book Description
THE ULTIMATE KNIFE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE!

Knives have played an indispensable role in our lives for thousands of years. From their humble beginnings as simple tools and weapons to times when they were symbols of rank and success, knives have been crafted for function as well as for show. Collecting these items has become not only a serious hobby but also a profitable buisiness. Whether you are just starting a collection or you are already an experienced collector, this book will offer everything you need to know about buildting your collection and becoming an informed buyer and seller.

• COMPLETE: With updated price information for over 13,000 listings, this essential sourcebook offers reliable information on knives from all major manufacturers including Remington, Case, Winchester, and...


Hand Tool Classics Slipcase Set: The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools
Garrett Hack
1561585637
October 2001
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Book Description
Two classic, collectible volumes are now available in a slipcase set. Both practical and beautiful, Classic Hand Tools reveals the rich variety and history of hand tools through vivid color photographs. It provides in-depth information on how to integrate their use into modern woodworking. The Handplane Book evokes the romance of an earlier era when planes performed countless woodworking tasks, from preparing stock to shaping moldings. This is a complete guide to one of the best-known and most collectible hand tools.


Tools Rare and Ingenious: Celebrating the World's Most Amazing Tools
Sandor Nagyszalanczy
1561586560
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Over the centuries, craftsmen have transformed humble objects-drills, saws, planes, and levels-into works of art. This new title expands on Sandor Nagyszalanczy's acclaimed The Art of Fine Tools by offering a world tour of objects that rarely leave the private vaults of collectors. A visual feast of the finest and most beautifully crafted vintage tools ever made, Tools offers engaging facts about their history, function, and manufacture. Collectors and craftsmen will relish the depth of historical and technical information that accompanies each of the over 400 color photographs. Anyone who has ever held a hammer or a saw will marvel at these masterpieces of art and utility.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores and Garden Centers
Steve Ettlinger, Robert Strimban (Illustrator)
0762414936
April 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Seeking to "echo the friendly advice a good clerk would give you as you leave a store," the authors explain the basic hardware a homeowner or apartment dweller will require to make home repairs, its name and how to recognize itfrom sledgehammers to toggle bolts, hinges to thinnersin 77 chapters and an appendix. Their directory, which includes numerous line drawings, is organized, accessible and cheerfully reassuring, though not without flaws: the writing is occasionally less than clear; you may have to guess the size of some gadgets; and, perhaps inevitably, a few of the hardware store's dusty corners are left uncharted. Still, most of what you'll need to beg, borrow or buy for do-it-yourself home projects is forthrightly unveiled. Especially handy are the use and buying tips given for all equipment, advising...


Antique Trader Tools Price Guide
Kyle Husfloen
0873497082
Nov 2003
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Book Description
'Admired for their high-quality craftsmanship and beautiful engravings, many classic hand tools are as elegant as they are ingenious. Before power tools and machinery all woodworking and carpentry was done by hand and this skillfully crafted price guide celebrates the mastery of fine antique American hand tools. Compiled with the help of the experts from Fine Tool Journal and Brown Auction Services, Antique Trader? Tools Price Guide follows the same trusted format of the other Antique Trader? single-category price guides: offering clear photos, up-to-date prices, and detailed listings. Coverage includes items in the most popular tool-collecting categories from the late 18th century through the middle of the 20th century. More than 1,500 photographs and current collector values accompany nearly 4,000 listings. *...


Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening
Thomas Lie-Nielsen
1561586579
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
As a toolmaker, Tom Lie-Nielsen brings a special perspective to the subject of sharpening. In this must-have reference, the author covers all types of sharpening equipment and methods of sharpening hand tools. Over 700 color photographs and illustrations are included, along with information on sharpening power tool blades and bits.


The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers
Scott D. Campbell
0486244075
March 1984
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Book Description
Expert inexpensive guide to building wooden birdhouses includes detailed coverage of wood selection, hanging and supporting birdhouses, inspection and cleaning, proper placement, attracting specific species, construction of pest guards, more. Step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams; only simple hand tools needed. 63 illustrations.


Encyclopedia of Antique Tools & Machinery
Charles H. Wendel
0873416074
Nov 2001
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Book Description
The days of old will come alive as readers take a nostalgic look at the antique tools and machinery our ancestors used to survive, succeed and develop this country. Collectors and historians will love revisiting the past through the pages of this new book. Featuring more than 60 categories, including adzes, anvils, mallets, cement tools, carpenter tools, drills, hatchets, chisels, beekeeping, plumbing tools, gardening tools, surveying and wood cutting, this comprehensive guide covers the tools and machinery of yesteryear. Author C.H. Wendel has spent the past 40 years gathering information, literature, old catalogs, as well as antiques, and has assembled them all into this fully-illustrated identification guide. Each item is listed with a description, history, common uses, and manufacturers. Many tools are depicted...


One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw
Witold Rybczynski
0684867303
August 2001
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Book Review
In 1999, an editor of the New York Times Magazine approached Witold Rybczynski, the well-known student of architecture and urban design, and asked him to write a short essay on the best and most useful common tool of the past millennium. Rybczynski took the assignment, but when he began to look into the history of the items in his workshop--hammers and saws, levels and planes--he found that almost all of them had pedigrees that extended well into antiquity. Nearly ready to admit defeat, he asked his wife for ideas. Her answer was inspired: "You always need a screwdriver for something."

True enough. And, Rybczynski discovered, the screwdriver is a relative newcomer in humankind's arsenal of gadgetry, an invention of the late European Middle Ages and the only major mechanical device that the Chinese did not independently...



Selecting and Using Hand Tools
Fine Woodworking
1561587834
Sept 2005
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Book Description
From the editors of America's leading woodworking magazine.
Hand tools range from a simple ruler to complex planes, and with a well-chosen complement it is possible to accomplish any task in woodworking. This collection of 28 of the best articles from Fine Woodworking covers all you need to know about hand tools, from choosing the right ones for the job, to marking and measuring, using chisels, sharpening edge tools and saws, and essential hand-tool techniques.

About the Author
The New Best of Fine Woodworking series collects the best articles from recent issues of Fine Woodworking magazine. Organized by topic and fully indexed, these books make it easy to access the best woodworking ideas and information straight from the experts.


Measure Twice, Cut Once: Lessons from a Master Carpenter
Norm Abram
0316004944
June 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Abram, star of TV's New Yankee Workshop and This Old House, is renowned for having more power tools than a well-stocked home center. Regular viewers will therefore be surprised to see that here he deals mainly with hand tools. Abram covers items such as levels, chalk lines, and plumb-bobs, detailing his experiences with them and his preferences. Unlike power tools, these tools aren't exciting, but they're the meat-and-potatoes tools that must be mastered to do good carpentry. This type of information is passed down from generation to generation, and it is in this spirit that Abram dedicates his book to his late father, also a carpenter. Even experienced woodworkers will pick up a tip or two from this book. Given Abram's name recognition, his book will appeal both to woodworkers and to TV viewers. Recommended for...


Making & Modifying Woodworking Tools
Jim Kingshott
0946819327


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Collectible Hand Tools
Dominique Pascal
2080304380
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Even in the era of the cordless electric drill, the stories in simple wooden hand tools appeal to collectors. Collectible Hand Tools offers a broad overview of the tools that craftsmen brought to the new world - and many North American originals - as they began to shave, carve, rivet, gauge, mark, saw, and join together their lives in the 200 years before the creation of mass-produced tools. Six categories of tools feature examples of traditional European and American designs for working wood, metal, and leather, as well as the hardest-working tools of all: those associated with building trades, including over a dozen specialized hammer shapes. The final chapter looks at unusual tool designs.

With over 400 full-color photographs accompanied by detailed captions and a section of useful addresses to...


How to Spot a Liar: Why People Don't Tell the Truth... and how You Can Catch Them
Gregory Hartley
1564148408
September 2005
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Book Description
Have you ever been lied to? Of course you have, whether you knew it or not. Ever caught a spouse, business partner, parent, boss, or child brazenly lying right to your face? What if you could tell someone was lying, just by listening to them, and observing their action and behavior?How to Spot a Liar is the first book that gives you the tools to figure out what’s really going on: to gain the upper hand in salary negotiation, move a prospective client toward the outcome you desire, and find out why you need to end a business or personal relationship. Author Greg Hartley is a decorated military interrogator who has used the techniques in How to Spot a Liar for 16 years to get the truth from enemy combatants. He has successfully applied them to project management and in contract negotiations, to resolve conflict...


Choosing & Using Hand Tools
Andy Rae
1579902944


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From Library Journal
Power tools are a ubiquitous part of modern woodworking but, for most of history, hand tools were the standard. Rae, a professional furniture maker who has contributed to and edited a number of woodworking magazines, offers a wealth of information about the selection, care, and use of nearly every kind of hand tool: vices and workbenches, marking and measuring tools, and hammers, screwdrivers, drills, files, chisels, planes, and saws. Sharpening instructions are included, and each entry is profusely illustrated with color photos. This title will prove to be a valuable resource for woodworkers and should be part of public library woodcraft collections. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
“Offers a wealth of information about the...


The Homeowner's Ultimate Tool Guide: Choosing the Right Tool for Every Home Improvement Job
Sandor Nagyszalanczy
1561585823
September 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Nagyszalanczy, a former editor at Fine Woodworking magazine and author and photographer of several books (including The Art of Fine Tools), assists homeowners in selecting tools for every job. Dividing his book into such sections as "Tools that Grab," "Tools that Shape & Shave" and "Tools that Drill & Drive," the Hungarian-born toolmaster further breaks each section into accessible categories. For instance, in "Tools that Saw," he offers a subdivision on handsaws (including hacksaw and dovetail saws) and another on portable power saws (e.g., jigsaws and chainsaws). Large, detailed color photos accompany each clearly explained entry ("A hammer drill not only rotates its bit but also applies a rapid pounding action that helps the bit break through concrete, brick and tile much faster than with rotary action...


Working with Handplanes
Fine Woodworking
1561587486
Feb 2005
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Book Description
Of all the hand tools used in the modern shop, planes exert a special fascination. Though quite simple, planes are enormously versatile and practical when skillfully used. The articles in this book, collected from Fine Woodworking, illustrate a host of topics, including basic plane operation, how to choose the right plane for the job, and specialty planes. Step-by-step instructions show how to build wooden planes - a popular project for hand tool fans - and how to correctly tune and sharpen, essential for proper plane operation.


Hand Tools
Aldren A. Watson
0393322769
April 2002
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Book Description
A longtime woodworker's illustrated guide to the tools of the trade and how to use them. For those who would like to have the benefit of a woodworker's extensive experience with hand tools, this is the book to own. Crammed with practical information, it is the next best thing to looking over a craftsman's shoulder as he works with his tools, asking questions and getting straight answers in plain language, seeing how each tool is held and manipulated to get the best work out of it. From bit brace, chisel, and mallet to saws, specialized planes, drawknife, and spokeshave, Aldren Watson describes in detail the actions of the tools basic to good woodworking. All the procedures are explicitly illustrated with handsome line drawings, and an appendix gives plans and dimensions for making a workbench and other necessary pieces...


Audio/Video Cable Installer's Pocket Guide (Pocket Reference Series)
Stephen H. Lampen
0071386211
January 2002
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Book Description
Cable Any Kind of Audio or Video Installation Put complete performance specifications for analog and digital audio and video installations -- from professional recording studios to living room theatres -- in the palm of your hand! Audio/Video Cable Installer's Pocket Guide packs over 200 illustrations that clarify all the methods, procedures, and tools you need to successfully tackle even the most complex installation job. Great for everyone from home enthusiasts to professional engineers and technicians, the convenient take-along size is as perfect for professionals working out in the field as it is for hobbyists tinkering in the basement. Author Stephen Lampen, an industry pro, anticipates and answers your every question on analog and digital audio, analog and digital video, including high definition video...


Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools
Michael Dunbar
080696670X


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Book Description
“A good book for beginners, but it also contains a lot of valuable and interesting information for the seasoned classic-tool user....A good addition to your library.”—Fine Woodworking. “Dunbar...shows how to purchase, restore, and use a variety of antique tools, including several types of planes.”—Library Journal.


Handplane Book
Garrett Hack
1561587125
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Woodworkers beware: Garrett Hack has put together a completely irresistible book, beautifully illustrated with color photographs, drawings, diagrams, and everything you would ever want or need to know about the handplane, the ultimate woodworker's tool. Hack covers the history of planes back to Roman times, and explains how to tune and sharpen a handplane, how to use the many different varieties properly, and how to purchase the right kind of plane. In a world where most woodwork is done with machine tools and mechanized wood-shaping devices, The Handplane Book is an ode to the wonders of the beautiful work done with a tool many modern woodworkers have probably forgotten. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Basic Blacksmithing: An Introduction to Toolmaking With Locally Available Materials
David Harries, Bernhard Heer
1853391956
December 1993
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Book Description
Starting with only an anvil and a few basic tools, almost all the tools needed by a blacksmith can be made from commonly found materials. With clear instructions this book gives step by step instructions on basic blacksmithing.

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