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Make Your Own Woodworking Tools

Metalwork Techniques to Create Customize, and Sharpen in the Home Workshop

Learn to make your own carving and turning tools with the simple and economic methods. You'll learn everything you need to know about raw materials, cutting, shaping, polishing, blacksmithing, heat transfer, and more. Critical chapter on safety also included.
There are few things more satisfying for a woodworker than working with tools you have made yourself. In Make Your Own Woodworking Tools, professional woodworker and author Mike Burton introduces you to the straightforward and economical methods of making your own woodcarving and woodturning tools. Armed with 50+ years of tool making experience and a down-to-earth style, the author will guide you through the fulfilling process of creating exactly the woodworking tool you want. After an introduction to the basics of materials, tools, and safety, you'll be learning the techniques required to tackle projects that will develop and hone your skills as a tool maker. Among the chapter topics, you'll find: - Steel and Other Raw Materials - Equipment and Tooling - Safety - Tools Without Blacksmithing - Simple Blacksmithing Techniques - Heat Treating - Dressing and Sharpening Tools - Handles and Mallets - Special Purpose Tools - Five Projects
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Size8.5" x 11" x .272"
AuthorMike Burton
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