Woodworking Tools

Woodworking Tools

by Philip Walker
     
 


Mankind has been using wood since prehistoric times to build shelter, houses, containers, vehicles and implements and the tools and techniques used to shape and manipulate wood are thousands of years old. The basic tools were established by Roman times, but apart from the mechanization of carpentry, the majority of woodworking tools have changed little since then.…  See more details below

Overview


Mankind has been using wood since prehistoric times to build shelter, houses, containers, vehicles and implements and the tools and techniques used to shape and manipulate wood are thousands of years old. The basic tools were established by Roman times, but apart from the mechanization of carpentry, the majority of woodworking tools have changed little since then. This book examines the basic woodworking tools used throughout history, reflecting the astonishing variety of forms which these basic tools have assumed at different times and in different places.

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“Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photos and illustrations, this 32-page guide provides a concise overview of traditional hand-held woodworking tools.” —Renaissance Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852635018
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/18/2008
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author


The late Philip Walker served in the army and was a schoolteacher before settling in Suffolk, where he spent his time lecturing, writing and working in wood. In 1983 he founded the Tool and Trades History Society.

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