Collins Good Wood Tools is the fifth title in this major new series of instructional woodworking books. All written by the much acclaimed DIY and woodwork authors Albert Jackson and David Day, the series has already established itself at the forefront of woodwork publishing.
Contents include: • History of Wood Tools • Marking Tools • Saws • Planes and Spokeshaves • Power Routers • Chisels and Gouges • Drills and Braces • Hammers and Mallets • Screwdrivers • Sanders • Sharpening Tools • Benches and Workshops • Toolchests • Specialist Tool Kits
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Review for Collins Good Wood Routers, a previous book in the series:
“There are so many good things about this book I’m not even going to begin to list them, you can discover them for yourself, because this book is indispensable.”
A comprehensive guide to woodworking tools and techniques –
including handtools and portable power tools. Invaluable for the novice and experienced woodworker alike.
'COLLINS GOOD WOOD TOOLS' contains:
• over 350 full-colour photographs and step-by-step illustrations
• a guide to the innovations and developments that gave rise to present-day woodworking tools
• detailed information on using over 250 handtools, power tools and accessories
• techniques for sharpening planes, chisels, gouges, saws, spokeshaves, drills and cutters
• advice on selecting and constructing benches and on fitting woodworking vices
By the authors of the best-selling 'COLLINS COMPLETE WOODWORKER'S MANUAL'
Tools are important because they are quite literally the means to an end, and there is no short cut to becoming proficient with them. Specialised knowledge can be helpful, sound technique is essential, but ultimately there is no substitute for practical experience. 'COLLINS GOOD WOOD TOOLS' aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
This handy book contains all the basic woodworking skills, including measuring and marking, cutting solid wood and manmade boards to size, planing and sanding to a smooth surface, trimming and paring with chisels, and boring holes by hand or with an electric drill. It explains the different methods for cutting grooves, rabbets and mouldings. using traditional planes or power routers. There is even a section on specialised tools from Japan, and a guide to woodcarving chisels, gouges and knives.
Cutting wood with a nicely honed plane or chisel is a pleasure; working with blunt tools is a chore. This book gives advice on sharpening blades, and instructions on how to sharpen and set saw teeth.
A suitable place to work is a priority, whether it is a folding bench in the garage or a fully equipped workshop. 'Collins Good Wood Tools' helps you choose from a range of options, then tells you how to save money by making your own bench-top storage, as well as a range of accessories, including shooting board, mitre box, and sawhorse.
• COLLINS COMPLETE WOODWORKER'S MANUAL
• COLLINS COMPLETE DIY MANUAL
• COLLINS GOOD WOOD HANDBOOK
• COLLINS CARE AND REPAIR OF FURNITURE
• COLLINS COMPLETE HOME RESTORATION MANUAL
Their many television appearances include two series of their own on furniture making and restoration. Simon Jennings, the book's designer, has worked as a graphic designer for international companies, and as a lecturer specializing in book design. With Jackson and Day, he is a partner in Inklink, a company unique in publishing, where highly visual and practical books are conceived, written, edited, illustrated and designed by the same small team.
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Book Description Collins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 4130022