Using Hand Tools

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Far from being outdated antiques, hand tools are precision instruments indispensable for fine woodworking. Nick explains the vast spectrum of hand tools, showing not just how to use them, but also how to sharpen and tune them so they perform flawlessly. Along the way, Nick shares tip after valuable tip – keeping your tools from rusting, preventing screws from stripping, spotting high quality steel. He also provides complete plans for hand tools that you can make yourself -- a Shoulder Plane, Router Plane, Carpenter’s and Carver’s Mallets, Flush Cut Saw, Sliding Bevel, Striking Knife, and Combination Marking Gauge. 128 pages, over 350 illustrations and photos in PDF format.