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  • Published: 20 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143769866
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $45.00

The Tool Book

The Australian Companion to Over 200 Hand Tools


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If you love tools, want to understand them, look after them, own the very best and use them effectively, then this book is for you.

A complete visual guide with more than 800 images, The Tool Book pays homage to generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity and know-how. Clear photography and illustrations present more than 200 hand tools from every angle, showing you how to use and care for them, why each tool is right for the job and why it deserves pride of place in your collection. Featuring 14 Australian artisans and a foreword by Nick Offerman, The Tool Book is the only tool-lovers guide you will ever need.

With contributions from Adrian Potter (SA), Aiden McKinnon (Cut Throat Knives, VIC), Amanda Dziedzic (VIC), Danial Lawton (Permaculture Tools, QLD), Greg Stirling (VIC), Hugh McCarthy (HR McCarthy Furniture & Joinery, VIC), Jeff Donne (Spoonsmith, NSW), Lachlan Park (LP Woodwork, VIC), Luke Mills (VIC), Michael Drinkwater (Hand Forged Tools, VIC), Nathan Day (WA), Terry Gordon (HNT Gordon & Co., NSW), Travis Blandford (Grafa, VIC) and Will Marx (QLD).

  • Pub date: 20 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143769866
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $45.00