There are few things more satisfying for a woodworker than working with tools you have made yourself.
In Make Your Own Woodworking Tools, professional woodworker and author Mike Burton introduces you to the straightforward and economical methods of making your own woodcarving and woodturning tools. Armed with 50+ years of tool making experience and a down-to-earth style, the author will guide you through the fulfilling process of creating exactly the woodworking tool you want. After an introduction to the basics of materials, tools, and safety, you'll be learning the techniques required to tackle projects that will develop and hone your skills as a tool maker.
Among the chapter topics, you'll find:
- Steel and Other Raw Materials
- Equipment and Tooling
- Tools Without Blacksmithing
- Simple Blacksmithing Techniques
- Heat Treating
- Dressing and Sharpening Tools
- Handles and Mallets
- Special Purpose Tools
- Five Projects