Over the centuries, craftsmen have transformed humble objects drills, saws, planes, and levels into works of art This new title expands on Sandor Nagyszalanczy s acclaimed The Art of Fine Tools by offering a world tour of objects that rarely leave the private vaults of collectors A visual feast of the finest and most beautifully crafted vintage tools ever made, Tools offers engaging facts about their history, function, and manufacture Collectors and craftsmen will relish the depth of historical and technical information that accompanies each of the over 400 color photographs Anyone who has ever held a hammer or a saw will marvel at these masterpieces of art and utility....
|Title||:||Tools Rare and Ingenious: Celebrating the World's Most Amazing Tools|
|Publisher||:||Taunton Press October 10, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||210 pages|
|File Size||:||668 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Tools Rare and Ingenious: Celebrating the World's Most Amazing Tools Reviews
This hardcover book was the best book I could find for someone who enjoys working with his hands and learning about useful and unusual tools.
I purchased this item as a Christmas gift for my husband. He absolutely loves it. Even I thought that the photographs were spectacular, although I normally have no interest in tools whatsoever. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who has a love for great craftsmanship.
If your Pop loves to tinker in the workshop and appreciates old things, he will love this book.
I bought this book as a gift for my father. It was the perfect gift for the man who owns just about every tool out there. He absolutely loves this book, the photos are great and it's a very well done book.
"Fine Tools" is a classic book and this second book of a similar nature is a fitting and excellent sequel. As a certified "tool nut", I found this book as interesting and informative as the earlier volume while expanding a bit from the earlier effort. Another treasure for my library. Highly recommended.
Do not buy this book. Purchase Hand Planes by Garrett Hock, or The Fine Art of Tools by Sandor Nagyszalanczy. These two books would serve you better in you woodworking future. They are both better reads with much greater information. This is a watered down version of the two. With uninspiring photos.
The Author does a fine job of artistically photographing and describing a wide variety of rare tools. A veritable smorgasboard for the senses. I only wish I could reach into the photos and hold and examine the tools.