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Country Tools and How to Use Them (Dover Craft Books)

Country Tools and How to Use Them (Dover Craft Books) [Kindle Edition]

Percy W. Blandford
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Country craftworkers have traditionally relied on tools that evolved over centuries. A revival of interest in these handmade implements has led to an increased demand for information on craftsmen's techniques; but up to now, mention of their tools has been incidental and incomplete. This book examines specific tools on which workers have long relied, and for ease of reference, groups them according to use rather than craft.
Authoritatively written and expertly arranged by a master craftsman and instructor, this volume examines in detail dozens of early tools and their functions. More than seventy drawings and photographs accurately depict—among other devices—chopping and splitting tools, hammers and knives for a variety of uses, chisels, gouges, and saws; planes and drills, vices and cramps, hole-making tools, tools for working the soil, as well as equipment for blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, and baking.
An invaluable resource for hobbyists, collectors, and museum curators, this volume will also be prized by lovers of traditional ingenuity and know-how.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15449 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (27 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A3ZE5DU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money 3 Feb 2009
I thought this book would have pictures showing how to use the tools- after all it is part of the title -instead it had tiny line drawings of tools with their name and any photographs(black and white) are very poor quality. I would not give it one star if it was possible.Waste of money
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4.0 out of 5 stars Country tools book 4 April 2014
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Interesting book. Lots of tool pictures and lots of old tools I didn't know existed or how they were used. Informative.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book. 28 April 2013
By Mark Cutright - Published on
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I know of many tools, but this book addresses tools that are gone due to antiquity. You wont learn how to use them, but rather what they were used for. There are many drawings that show nearly every tool discussed. Its an interesting book and worth my time.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Reference 4 Nov 2009
By Bigfootnampa - Published on
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I feel that his book is a real bargain! It has many many drawings of basic and specialized tools... perfect for me! There is not a lot on how they are made but I don't need that. There are few details about the use of these tools which I might have liked but overall for the low cost of this book I was happily surprised and very pleased!Country Tools and How to Use Them (Dover Craft Books)
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