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Old Ways of Working Wood by Alex W Bealer the techniques and tools of a time honoured craft. This is an updated and revised edition of Alex Bealers classic guide to woodworking methods that have been developed and refined over thousands of years. The author's excellent line drawings are completely and accurately reproduced. Arranged topically by the type of woodwork to be performed, this book moves the student through the process of harvesting the timber, splitting, sawing and planing it to size, and then to working it into a wide range of objects. It also explains the process of making tools from the very same wood, and its illustrations bring the art of tool making to life. Surprisingly, some old technology has simply has not been improved upon, and this book will help the modern woodworker rediscover those forgotten secrets. Chapters are;
The ways of felling a tree
Splitting
The workbench
Sawing
Hewing
Boring
Chiseling
Shaping
Planning
Turning
Miscellany

Hard cover, 255 pages. 6 " x 9 ", Over 200 black and white illustrations, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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