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Review by Stephenw posted 04-21-2013 02:54 PM 1920 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is not primarily a woodworking book. This book was published in 1945 by GM and shows the proper use of most common hand tools. The book is illustrated with a Disney character called “Primitive Pete”. This caveman shows improper tool uses that result in damage or accidents.

This fun book can be found used on eBay or Amazon.

I have a link to download a free electronic copy of the book from the GM Heritage Center on my website here…

ABCs of Hand Tools

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 03:10 PM

I used the Primitive Pete movie when going over safety in my shop classes. The middle school kids loved it.

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 03:20 PM

The video is on YouTube…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGkOOtd3GmY

I was going to embed it, but I question the copyright status.

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 03:31 PM

Primitive Pete has been stuck in my head since high school back in the 60s.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#4 posted 04-21-2013 04:07 PM

Stephenw- thanks for the post. I used ABC of Hand Tools for 30 years in my shop classes. I will date myself when I tell you that the narrator is Art Baker the original host of the TV show You Asked for It. Jack Smith took over for Art. I can’t wait to watch the youtube video it will bring back good memories. Thanks again. bob

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#5 posted 04-22-2013 03:10 PM

@ Woodmaster1

Do you have a copy of that video? I have been searching for years for that movie!! It was always my favorite part of the first week or two of shop class – 35 – 40 years ago…

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#6 posted 04-22-2013 07:54 PM

You can find it on YouTube.

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