|Review by WayneC||posted 12-07-2009 06:39 AM||2054 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
- W. W. Norton & Company Hand Tools by Aldren A. Watson
- Brand: W. W. Norton & Company | Category: Books
I came across this book on a trip to Singapore two years ago and read it from cover to cover on the 17 hour return flight to the US. This book provides a very comprehensive overview of hand tools you would find in the shop and provides basic information on their use. I belive much of the information in this book has been lost with the advent of power tools. The books covers drills, planes, saws, and spokeshaves as you would expect in a hand tool book. What surprised me is that he covered screwdrivers, pliers, rule, squares, etc. These tools are more common and I found it interesting the things that I did not actually know.
The appendex of the book has plans for a work bench, shooting board, bench hook and a number of other shop made jigs and fixtures described in the book. The text is very clear and well illustrated. This is another highly recommended read for anyone who uses tools. Gallot or not.
Title: Hand Tools – Their Ways and Workings
Author: Aldren A Watson
Publisher: W. W. Norton
412 Pages with 450 Illustrations by the Author Price: $17.95 us. Discounted at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble Published: 1982
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