The Tools that Built America

By: Alex W. Bealer

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Fascinating story of early American woodworking, told by a master craftsman, enthusiastically describes and clearly illustrates a wide array of axes, saws, planes, hammers, and other implements used by frontiersmen. Delicate tools such as calipers, bevels, and lathes employed by cabinet- and furniture-makers are portrayed as well. Over 200 drawings and photographs.

Title: The Tools that Built America

Author: Alex W. Bealer

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $11.95

Categories: Trades & Occupations, Architecture,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486437531

ISBN Number 13: 9780486437538

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 224 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 437531

Description: Great appeal for woodworkers at all levels of expertise
Over 200 drawings and photographs of early hand tools
Must reading for lovers of antique tools and enthusiasts of Americana
This is the fascinating story of early American woodworking, as told by a master craftsman. Author Alex Bealer enthusiastically describes and clearly illustrates a wide array of implements used by frontiersmen, among them various kinds of axes, saws, planes, hammers, and the adze. Such delicate tools as calipers, bevels, and lathes employed by the cabinetmaker and furnituremaker are characterized and portrayed as well. All are shown as they were actually used in colonial times and as they are still employed by many woodworkers.
Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Barre Publishing, Barre, Massachusetts, 1976.