Quality tools at a fraction of the cost! Don't let the high cost of hand tools prevent you from doing the beautiful woodworking you'd like to do. Buy well-made, classic tools and then tune them so they'll outperform tools made today! Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools shows you everything you'll need to know to find and rehabilitate old tools. You'll discover what makes on flea market tool a great find and another a flawed wreck. You'll learn, step by step, now to clean, flatten and sharpen both common and exotic hand tools. And, once your tools have been restored to perfect condition, you'll see exactly how to use them. * Covers all the major woodworking hand tools, including bench planes, chisels, compass planes, gouges, moulding planes, drills, saws and more. * Explains how to heat-treat, refinish and sharpen each tool. * Includes nearly 500 close-up photos and drawings to detail every step.
A chairmaker and hand tool user since 1971, Mike has written seven books and authored countless magazine articles. He is a former contributing editor for Fine Woodworking and American Woodworker.