Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hand Tools

I like to make things out of wood. Typically, this is a very labor intensive process even with the use of power tools. The times that I am required to use hand tools makes me marvel at the dedication, artistry, and patience evidenced by wood workers of the past as well as by those individuals who prefer to use them exclusively today. Photographs of these types of tools readily illustrate just how physically taxing and mentally fatiguing the use of these tools can be. I’ve listed some titles below for your appreciation.

The antique tool collector's guide to value

300 years of farm implements and machinery, 1630-1930

Encyclopedia of antique tools & machinery

Antique tools ... our American heritage

Collecting antique tools

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