The Tool Book

The Tool Book : A Tool-Lover's Guide to Over 200 Hand Tools

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If you love your tools, want to understand them, look after them, own the very best, and use them effectively, then this is the book for you. A complete visual guide featuring more than 800 images, and a foreword from Nick Offerman, The Tool Book pays homage to generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how.

It looks at tools from every angle, so you can understand the structure and make-up of your trusted tool, and includes illustrations of tools in action. Gallery pages display different types of hammer, spade, or chisel, and there's expert advice on what to look for when choosing a tool.

Clear step-by-step photography walks you through how to use your tools like a pro, while easy-to-use charts provide tips on how best to care for them. The Tool Book explores, in loving detail, why each tool is the right tool for the job, and why it deserves pride of place in your tool shed, workshop, or studio.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 221 x 262 x 27mm | 1,232g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241302110
  • 9780241302118
  • 82,842

Table of contents

1: PLAN YOUR WORK AREA
2: CHOOSING A TOOL BELT
3: CHOOSING A TOOL BOX
4: CHOOSING A TOOL SHED
5: THE TOOLS FOR MEASURING & MARKING


1: HISTORY OF MEASURING & MARKING
2: CHOOSING A MARKING TOOL
3: STRUCTURE OF A MORTISE GAUGE
4: USING A MORTISE GAUGE
5: CHOOSING A MEASURE
6: CHOOSING A CALIPER OR DIVIDER
7: STRUCTURE OF A DIGITAL CALIPER
8: USING A DIGITAL CALIPER
9: CHOOSING A SQUARE
10: STRUCTURE OF A COMBINATION SQUARE
11: USING A COMBINATION SQUARE
12: CHOOSING A LEVEL
13: STRUCTURE OF A SPIRIT LEVEL
14: USING A SPIRIT LEVEL


6: THE TOOLS FOR CUTTING & CHOPPING


1: HISTORY OF CUTTING & CHOPPING
2: CHOOSING A SAW
3: STRUCTURE OF A HACKSAW
4: USING A HACKSAW
5: STRUCTURE OF A HANDSAW
6: USING A HANDSAW
7: CHOOSING AN AXE
8: STRUCTURE OF A SPLITTING AXE
9: USING A SPLITTING AXE
10: CHOOSING A KNIFE
11: STRUCTURE OF A UTILITY KNIFE
12: USING A UTILITY KNIFE
13: CHOOSING A SCYTHE OR SICKLE
14: STRUCTURE OF AN ENGLISH SCYTHE
15: CHOOSING SHEARS
16: STRUCTURE OF TOPIARY SHEARS
17: USING TOPIARY SHEARS
18: CHOOSING A PRUNER OR LOPPER
19: STRUCTURE OF BYPASS SECATEURS
20: USING BYPASS SECATEURS
21: MAINTAIN TOOLS FOR CUTTING AND CHOPPING


7: THE TOOLS FOR FIXING & FASTENING


1: HISTORY OF FIXING & FASTENING
2: CHOOSING A SCREWDRIVER
3: STRUCTURE OF A RATCHET SCREWDRIVER
4: USING A RATCHET SCREWDRIVER
5: CHOOSING A WRENCH
6: STRUCTURE OF A TORQUE WRENCH
7: USING A TORQUE WRENCH
8: CHOOSING A DRILL AND DRILL BIT
9: STRUCTURE OF A COMBI DRILL
10: USING A COMBI DRILL
11: CHOOSING A VICE
12: STRUCTURE OF A MECHANICS VICE
13: USING A MECHANICS VICE
14: CHOOSING A CLAMP
15: CHOOSING PINCERS OR PLIERS
16: STRUCTURE OF COMBINATION PLIERS
17: USING COMBINATION PLIERS
18: MAINTAIN TOOLS FOR FIXING AND FASTENING


8: THE TOOLS FOR STRIKING & BREAKING


1: HISTORY OF STRIKING & BREAKING
2: CHOOSING A HAMMER
3: STRUCTURE OF A CLAW HAMMER
4: USING A CLAW HAMMER
5: CHOOSING PICKS AND MATTOCKS
6: STRUCTURE OF A PICKAXE
7: USING A PICKAXE
8: CHOOSING A WRECKING BAR
9: MAINTAIN TOOLS FOR STRIKING AND BREAKING


9: THE TOOLS FOR DIGGING & GROUNDWORK


1: HISTORY OF DIGGING & GROUNDWORK
2: CHOOSING A SHOVEL OR SPADE
3: STRUCTURE OF A SPADE
4: USING A SPADE
5: CHOOSING A POST-HOLE DIGGER
6: CHOOSING A HOE OR CULTIVATOR
7: STRUCTURE OF A HOE
8: USING A HOE
9: CHOOSING A TROWEL, FORK, OR DIBBER
10: STRUCTURE OF A TROWEL
11: USING A TROWEL
12: MAINTAIN TOOLS FOR DIGGING AND GROUNDWORK


10: THE TOOLS FOR SHAPING & SHARPENING


1: HISTORY OF SHAPING & SHARPENING
2: CHOOSING A CHISEL
3: STRUCTURE OF A MORTISE CHISEL
4: USING A MORTISE CHISEL
5: CHOOSING A PLANE
6: STRUCTURE OF A JACK PLANE
7: USING A JACK PLANE
8: CHOOSING A FILE OR RASP
9: CHOOSING A GOUGE OR SPOKESHAVE
10: CHOOSING A SHARPENING STONE
11: MAINTAIN TOOLS FOR SHAPING AND SHARPENING


11: THE TOOLS FOR FINISHING & DECORATING


1: HISTORY OF FINISHING & DECORATING
2: DECORATING
3: CHOOSING ABRASIVES AND SANDING BLOCKS
4: USING A SANDING BLOCK
5: CHOOSING A PAINTBRUSH
6: STRUCTURE OF A PAINTBRUSH
7: USING A PAINTBRUSH
8: CHOOSING A ROLLER
9: STRUCTURE OF A ROLLER
10: USING A ROLLER
11: CHOOSING WALLPAPERING TOOLS
12: CHOOSING TILING TOOLS
13: CHOOSING A CABINET SCRAPER
14: MAINTAIN TOOLS FOR FINISHING AND DECORATING


12: INDEX
13: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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The Tool Book is a thing of beauty and erudition on those useful implements that help the DIY world go round RTE Guide
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The Tool Book is a thing of beauty and erudition on those useful implements that help the DIY world go round * RTE Guide *
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