Reader's Digest Book of Skills and Tools

Reader's Digest Book of Skills and Tools

by Reader's Digest Editors



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Reader's Digest Book of Skills and Tools by Reader's Digest Editors

The brick wall is crumbling, the bathroom needs a new floor, and Granma's antique desk is falling apart at the joints. Where do you turn? To the one book that solves it all - Reader's Digest Book of Skills & Tools.

Not a traditional project book, Reader's Digest Book of Skills & Tools is an encyclopedia that shows you - in easy-to-follow text and illustrations - all you need to know about tools, hardware, basic materials, and techniques. Inside you'll find:

  • Essential techniques for woodworking, metalworking, and working with masonry, ceramics, plastics, glass, paint, wallcovering, and flooring.
  • Full-color photographs of more than 800 hand tools, power tools, and accessories - from claw hammers and crowfoot wrenches to cordless drills and radial arm saws, from file handles and sanding discs to router guides and templates.
  • Photographs of more than 400 pieces of hardware - from nails and toggle bolts to glass-door hinges and front-door locks.
  • Guidelines for choosing the best materials for the job, including hardwoods, softwoods, plywoods, and moldings; bricks, pavers, and concrete finishes; tiles, glass, plastics, paints, metals wallcovering, and every type of flooring.
  • 1300 easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations
  • A special section on planning projects, including estimating lumber needs, following standard measurements, and dealing knowledgeably with a contractor.
  • Tips on how to organize a safe workshop and work safely and efficiently with tools.
  • A handy buyer's guide that lists mail-order suppliers of tools, hardware, and materials and includes tool manufacturer's customer service numbers.
The first book of its kind, Reader's Digest Book of Skills & Tools gives you the expertise and the confidence you need to do it yourself - from start to finish. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll find this book will be an invaluable addition to your home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895774699
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 08/18/1993
Series: Family Handyman Series
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 8.18(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.03(d)

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