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Make: tools : how they work and how to use them

Charles Platt (Author)
Whether you're interested in becoming a handyman or developing artisanal woodworking skills, the place to begin is by learning the fundamentals of using basic workshop tools correctly. The place to find out how is right here. Make: Tools is shop class in a book. Consumer-level 3D printers and CNC machines are opening up new possibilities for makers. But there will always be a need for traditional workshop skills and tools. Charles Platt's Make: Tools applies the same approach to its subject matter as his bestselling Make: Electronics -- in-depth explanations and hands-on projects that gradually increase in level of challenge. Illustrated in full color with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, the book serves as a perfect introduction to workshop tools and materials for young adults and adults alike. Platt focuses on basic hands tools and assumes no prior experience or knowledge on the part of the reader
Print Book, English, 2016
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Maker Media, San Francisco, CA, 2016
Instructional and educational works
xii, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
9781680452532, 1680452533
A perplexing puzzler
The curious cube
Big dice
Nailing it
Framing it
A geometrical jigsaw
A piece of parquetry
Drilling it
A swanee whistle
A basic box
A bare-minimum bookcase
Hanging on the wall
A monster truck
A pantograph
Bending it
A better box
Another better box
More tools
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