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A museum of early American tools

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Mineola, NY : Dover Publications, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Absorbing book describes, in detail, farm tools and kitchen implements and how they were made. Includes devices used by curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, loggers, tanners, coachmakers, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. An informal, expressively written book for cultural historians, woodcrafters, and Americana enthusiasts. 184 black-and-white illustrations. --Publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Sloane
ISBN: 0486425606 9780486425603
OCLC Number: 49705024
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Funk & Wagnalls, 1964.
Description: xii, 108 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The romance of tools --
Crude shops, magnificent results --
An ax is an axe! --
A world of axes --
The broad axe --
How the broad axe was used --
A giant and a midget --
The hatchet --
Hammers --
The axe and the log house --
The adze --
Canoes and bowls --
Wedges and froes --
The fine art of splitting --
Tools with legs --
The American horse --
For making 'snitzels" --
Little shavers adn big --
The days of river rafting --
Tools of the river lumberman --
Of cider and apple butter --
To remove bark --
Two heads are better than one --
The chisel --
Chisels and and gouges --
Planes --
The moulding plane --
The rabbet --
The plow --
Early American saws --
A gallery of frame saws --
The biggest saws --
To make a hole --
To make a hole bigger --
To make a bigger hole --
The brace or bitstock --
The things you'll find in a barn! --
Some were special --
These were tools too! --
Jacks --
The blacksmith --
Wrought nailmaking --
Tanners and curriers --
About wheels --
It's all in the way you hit it --
Hay implements --
Knives and grass --
Found in the barn.
Responsibility: by Eric Sloane.
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Absorbing book describes, in detail, farm tools and kitchen implements and how they were made. Includes devices used by curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, loggers, tanners, coachmakers, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. An informal, expressively written book for cultural historians, woodcrafters, and Americana enthusiasts. 184 black-and-white illustrations. --Publisher.

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