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Tools : a complete illustrated encyclopedia
Garrett Wade (Firm)
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Source, [2001]

Physical Description:
256 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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TJ1195 .T627 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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"Man is a tool-using animal...without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all." -- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) A spectacular visual dictionary of more than 450 beautifully photographed tools, this gorgeous volume presents a dazzling range, from the trusty and familiar hammer and screwdriver to the very handsome ebony or rosewood marking gauge that one simply must have to make the most precise marks of where to cut...and let's not forget the crosscut saws, ripsaws, tenon saws, dovetail saws, slotting saws, veneer saws, frame saws, bucksaws, bow saws, coping saws, and jeweler's saws needed to do the actual cutting. 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

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Measuring and marking toolsp. 10
Introduction: Measuring toolsp. 12
Measuring toolsp. 14
Introduction: Marking toolsp. 24
Marking toolsp. 26
Chapter 2 Cutting toolsp. 36
Introduction: Sawsp. 38
Handsaws that make straight cutsp. 40
Power saws that make straight cutsp. 52
Handsaws that cut curvesp. 66
Power saws that cut curvesp. 72
Introduction: Planesp. 82
Surface planesp. 84
Scrapers and burnishersp. 100
Power planes and jointersp. 102
Trimming and other planesp. 108
Drawknives and spokeshavesp. 116
Introduction: Multiple cutter toolsp. 122
Multiple cutter planesp. 124
Routersp. 126
Introduction: Chisels and carving toolsp. 134
Flatback chiselsp. 136
Carving toolsp. 146
Carving knivesp. 152
Rasps, files, and rifflersp. 154
Rotary cutter/grinderp. 156
Introduction: Turning toolsp. 158
Lathesp. 160
Turning toolsp. 164
Introduction: Hole-boring toolsp. 168
Braces, drills, and bitsp. 170
Power drillsp. 174
Mortise machinep. 184
Biscuit joinersp. 185
Chapter 3 Assembly and finishing toolsp. 186
Introduction: Assembly toolsp. 188
Hammers and nail setsp. 190
Screwdriversp. 194
Glue applicatorsp. 196
Clampsp. 198
Pliers and wrenchesp. 206
Introduction: Finishing toolsp. 208
Abrasive papers and woolsp. 210
Power sandersp. 212
Brushes and other applicatorsp. 214
Finishesp. 218
Chapter 4 The Workshopp. 224
The ideal workspacep. 226
Workbenchesp. 230
Vises, bench dogs, and hold-downsp. 234
Workshop safetyp. 238
Appendix Micropediap. 242
Glossaryp. 248
Directory of sourcesp. 249
Bibliographyp. 250
Indexp. 252
Acknowledgmentsp. 256