|Review by DannyBoy||posted 12-03-2009 10:15 PM||2297 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
After reading the article (for the fourth time) “A Joiner’s Tool Chest” by Roy Underhill I had toolboxes and tool chests on my mind. So, when I was looking through the tool books at the library last night and happened across this book, I quickly snatched it up and glanced through it. Well, my wife had to remind me that the library hours were closing in and we needed to go because from the start I was engrossed!
This is a great book. Especially, if you have any love of the craftsmanship that woodworkers put into everything they do. Jim Toplin has done an amazing job researching and recounting the history and evolution of the modern toolbox along with the many variations that have been developed over the years. Starting with boat boxes holding the tools that built the first American colonies and moving up through “A Toolbox for the Road” (Chapter 12), you will not be wanting for information or inspiration on toolboxes.
This would make a great stocking stuffer for yourself (yeah, selfish) if you are so inclined. But even if you only check it out of the library, I suggest you read this one (don’t just look at the pictures). A great job as always from Tauton Press.
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