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Books on General Tools


Christopher Schwarz, THE ANARCHIST'S TOOL CHEST
Ref: LAP-ATC


This book paints a world where woodworking tools are at the centre of a life filled with creating furniture that will last for generations. It makes the case that you can build almost anything with a kit of less than 50 high quality tools and it shows you how to select real working tools, regardless of their vintage or brand name. The Anarchist's Tool Chest guides you through building a proper chest for your toolkit that follows ancient rules long forgotten or ignored. It makes the argument that building the chest and filling it with the right tools just might be the best thing you can do to save our craft.

We are now shipping the red 5-year anniversary edition of this book. The interior is the same; only the cover cloth is different. After we are sold out of the red edition, we'll return to black.
 


Price: 39.50

Christopher Schwarz, THE ANARCHIST'S TOOL CHEST

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Charles A Eavrin: AXE AND MAN
Ref: AaM


The History of Man's Early Technology as Exemplified by His Axe Hardcover
 


Price: 28.00

Charles A Eavrin: AXE AND MAN

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Charles H Heavrin: AMERICAN AXE & TOOL CO., NEW YORK, USA
Ref: AAaTC



An illustrated Catalogue of the American Axe and Tool Co - 1894 by Charles H. Heavrin.
136 pages, 20.5 x 27.5 cm.

Content covers axes, hatchets, brick hammers, cleavers, turpentine hackers and dippers, bush hooks, bill hooks, grass hooks, hay knives, corn knives, etc


 


Price: 19.99

Charles H Heavrin: AMERICAN AXE & TOOL CO., NEW YORK, USA

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David Russell, ANTIQUE WOODWORKING TOOLS: Their Craftsmanship from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century
Ref: AWT


"The David Russell collection brings together a stunning array of edge and boring tools from Britain, continental Europe and North America and provides a broad survey of hand tool-making from prehistory to today. All the tools are illustrated with James Austin's photographs, and details and marks are shown where appropriate. Special attention is given to planes, and the great British makers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are discussed in depth. Since prehistoric times there has been a never-ending quest for better ways to cut and bore wood. Along the way this has produced a wide variety of hand tools, and there are many where beauty and function meet. The book will appeal to a wide range of readers, including collectors, industrial archaeologists and social historians. The excellent photographs and descriptions do more than justice to one of the most outstanding collections I have ever seen." The late Roy Arnold 


Price: 90.00

David Russell, ANTIQUE WOODWORKING TOOLS: Their Craftsmanship from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century

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Kenneth L. Cope, AMERICAN WRENCH MAKERS, 1830 - 1930 2nd ed
Ref: CHT9116


The wrench or spanner is arguably the most intriguing of all hand tools. This title identifies 100s of American makers who produced literally 1000s of different types. This 2nd edition contains 200 new entries and additions to 60 of the existing entries. There is an identification system that cross-references patent dates and trade names with the actual maker. 100s of period illustrations help identify unmarked examples. 


Price: 17.95

Kenneth L. Cope, AMERICAN WRENCH MAKERS, 1830 - 1930 2nd ed

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Scott Landis, THE WORKSHOP BOOK
Ref: CHT0170


A systematic approach to the construction of sites for workbenches and machines and storage for timber and tools. Heat and light, dust collection and safety are also covered. 20 detailed plans for workshops with dozens of useful fixtures. This book is crammed with solutions. 


Price: 19.95

Scott Landis, THE WORKSHOP BOOK

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Lie-Nielsen, COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO SHARPENING
Ref: CHT0121


This guide shows the techniques of mastering every conceivable kind of hand and power tool sharpening, from basic chisels to moulding planes and jointer knives. The chapters comprise: The material of tool steels; Abrasives; Machines for sharpening; Sharpening kits; Jigs and fixtures; Gauges and knives; Planes; Chisels; Spokeshaves and beading tools; Scrapers; Drills and Handsaws; Axes and adzes; Carving tools; Turning tools and Power tools. A full index.
Hundreds of useful to-the-point illustrations. The author is well known for the superb modern planes his company produces.
 


Price: 32.99

Lie-Nielsen, COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO SHARPENING

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Harrison, RECORD PLANES AND OTHER TOOLS
Ref: CHT9138


A thoroughly researched account of the history of Record planes from the founding of the original company C & J Hampton in 1898 through the acquisition of the Preston List in the early 1930s to the position of Record Tools in 1998. Accompanying this is a reprint of the complete February 1938 No. 15 Catalogue, now considered the most representative and the peak of the pre-Second World War production. Dates for introduction of each plane after 1938 and various adaptations are all listed in great detail. The author has had full cooperation and approval of the firm in his researches. Illustrations of planes and parts appear throughout the text. Appropriate patent documents are included, also a guide to recent prices realized. 


Price: 19.95

Harrison, RECORD PLANES AND OTHER TOOLS

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R. A. Salaman, DICTIONARY OF LEATHER-WORKING TOOLS, 1700 - 1950
Ref: CHT9016


Over 1100 tools are illustrated and discussed under various trades: bookbinder, furrier, the maker of boots and shoes, clogs, driving belts, gloves, handbags and purses, harness and saddles, hats, ball maker, coach trimmer, felt maker, pump-washer maker, last and boot tree, parchment and vellum, taxidermist, loriner and whip maker. There are chapters on manufacturers (tanner's and currier's tools) and on decoration.

Paperback 377 pages 


Price: 35.50

R. A. Salaman, DICTIONARY OF LEATHER-WORKING TOOLS, 1700 - 1950

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R. A. Salaman, DICTIONARY OF WOODWORKING TOOLS c. 1700-1970 and Tools of Allied Trades
Ref: CHT9013


This is the 2nd edition, revised by Philip Walker, of what has become recognised as the definitive reference work on handtools used in the woodworking trades. Every known tool is described. Over 450 town and country workshops were visited in the compiling of this record. The purpose of each tool is explained and many of the original methods and sayings of tradesmen are also recorded. 


Price: 37.50

R. A. Salaman, DICTIONARY OF WOODWORKING TOOLS c. 1700-1970 and Tools of Allied Trades

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