|Review by mafe||posted 08-20-2011 07:14 PM||1792 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
- . Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America
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Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America
By: James M. Gaynor, Nancy L. Hagedorn
This is a really interesting book telling and illustrating for us the history of woodworking tools in America (and Europe since it was where it came from).
The author’s document in a interesting way how the tools were traded, sold and show us selected tools of each period.
It is a orgy of wonderful old tools, tool boxes, tool chest’s and paintings, and through all this we get a glimpse of what happened, of the origin and
The book is around 100 pages so it is not a deeply going history book, but it gives you a fine understanding and a base to start from if you are interested in the historic side of wood working or perhaps like I have a soft spot for beautiful old tools full of soul, then I highly recommend it.
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-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.