Tool-Making Projects for Joinery and Woodworking: A Yankee Craftsman's Practical Methods

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Written with all skill levels in mind, this practical handbook presents detailed instructions for making 20 essential hand tools for joinery and general woodworking. All the tools can be made by the career craftsperson or the weekend woodworker, with common workshop tools and techniques. Included are instructions for measuring and marking tools, cutting tools, holding tools, and striking tools-everything needed to cut the frame and box joints that are at the heart of all furniture and interior woodworking. These ...

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Overview

Written with all skill levels in mind, this practical handbook presents detailed instructions for making 20 essential hand tools for joinery and general woodworking. All the tools can be made by the career craftsperson or the weekend woodworker, with common workshop tools and techniques. Included are instructions for measuring and marking tools, cutting tools, holding tools, and striking tools-everything needed to cut the frame and box joints that are at the heart of all furniture and interior woodworking. These tools are put to use as well, with lessons on cutting mortise-and-tenon frame joints and assembling dovetail joints for cases and drawers. A fine finished project can begin here, with fine handmade hand tools.

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Take a step beyond fine woodworking and make your own custom hand tools. With a cursory nod toward safety concerns, first-time author Olesin jumps right into instructions for making woodworking and joinery tools such as gages, hand planes, saws, knives, and mallets. The beautifully finished pieces can be customized to fit the wielder's hands. Oddly, the instructions are accompanied by somewhat crudely drawn illustrations and black-and-white photos; measurements and instructions are mostly textual. This book is only for advanced woodworkers with a lot of confidence in tool use and basic design. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892836236
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,461,475
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve A. Olesin teaches woodworking and builds stringed instruments and furnishings in Acton, MA. Trained as an engineer, Olesin is a lifelong woodworker.

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