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Review by Cam posted 03-16-2009 05:55 AM 3018 views 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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At a recent Wood Show I met a gentlemen by the name of Graham Blackburn, an Englishman that was the Hand Tool Rodeo expert giving presentations. I sat through all of his seminars and learned more in those hours that I ever had. I’ve gone after every book and web site I could get my hands on and all of those fall in the shadow of his book, Traditional Woodworking Hand Tools. This hardcover book is written like good books used to be, with thick rich pages and beautiful headings and title pages. Not only is it made in good quality but its an exhausting reference on all tools before power tools and machinery. It tells you what the tool is used for and how it was used, but more importantly how it can be used by today’s woodworker. Line drawings well represent the subject at hand and do better justice than photographs in my mind. Major classes feature holding, marking, setting-out, sawing through planes edge tools, boring tools, striking tools and bench accessories. “Traditional Woodworking Hand tools is both a guide for collectors and antique-tool enthusiasts as well as a manual for all woodworkers who would increase their vocabulary of woodworking techniques”. I can’t tell you how much I love this book. Mr. Blackburn has written other book great books that I wish to soon acquire. You can find out more about them at blackburnbooks.com “Try not to buy to much sandpaper” Graham Blackburn




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