Synopses & Reviews
Finally, a field guide to identifying and utilizing more than 100 tools, from an awl to a propane torch, from a table saw to a screwdriver!
Field Guide to Tools is the ultimate guide to all the gear any handyperson requires. Hardware stores, home stores, and garden stores are full of unrecognizable items—here’s how you can find out what tool is appropriate for your job and just how to go about employing it.
Descriptive pages outline the basic history and use for each tool, inventive alternate functions, and operating principles; component parts are illustrated by helpful diagrams; and more than 100 full-color photographs aid in identification while at the hardware store. Step-by-step directions walk you through the basics of using each tool properly and safely.
Don’t attempt another at-home fix-it project without Field Guide to Tools!
John Kelsey is an illustrated guide to the world of hardware stores and home improvement centers--more than 100 different tools are featured along with step-by-step directions for using each tool.
This illustrated guide to the world of hardware stores and home improvement centers features more than 100 different tools, along with step-by-step directions for using each one.
What's a plumb bob look like? Where can I find a chop saw? How can I tell the difference between a tire wrench and a box wrench?
If you've ever asked these kinds of questions, you need Field Guide to Tools, an illustrated guide to the world of hardware stores and home improvement centers. From glass cutters and marking gauges to grout saws and caulk guns, you'll learn how to identify and use more than 100 different tools. Author John Kelsey (a columnist for This Old House magazine) provides step-by-step directions for using each tool, along with interesting historical anecdotes and creative alternative uses. Best of all, the book includes color photographs of every tool for easy identification.Field Guide to Tools
About the Author
John Kelsey writes the “Talking Shop” column for This Old House magazine and was formerly the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine. He has written several books about woodworking and specific tools, including Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He is the publisher and editor-in-chief at Cambium Press, which specializes in woodworking and furniture making.