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This book review is from the February 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag
Toolemera (Gary Roberts) is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)
Woodwork Tools and how to use them
This book, another one by William Fairham, is, in my opinion, another great book for woodworkers interested in learning all about hand tools, although there is some information about power tools in the book.
Information includes the parts of the tools, how to use the tool, when to use the tool, different styles of the saw, and how to sharpen the blades.
One of the other books that I reviewed was all text – lots of lots of text – and I just couldn’t get into reading it. This book, however has a variety of images and sub-headings making it a much easier book to skim through and to read. For example, when discussing chisels there is a full page of images that demonstrate how to the chisel for the following: shouldering a tenon, vertical chiselling, horizontal chiselling, chiselling across the grain, cutting a stopped chamfer, and marking a mortise.
With an abundance of information on saws, for example, – ripping saws, cross-cut saws, tenon saw, bow saw, fretsaws, and the list goes on, the reader gets a very good understanding of how these tools were used in the generations that came before us and how we can use them today.
In the Foreword, we get to know about the expertise found in the book:
“The Author of this volume is a man not only of wide experience in practical woodwork, but who has for many years been an Instructor at Technical Schools, and has also the additional advantage of having an intimate knowledge of all kinds of woodworking tools and machinery.” ~ J. Brough
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Deadline: MARCH 10, 2012
Another big thank-you to Gary Roberts for the donation of this book for free draws here at LumberJocks.com.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)