Photograph by James Austin
Antique Woodworking Tools
Their Craftsmanship from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century
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Contributor(s): James Austin, Robert Lesage, Peter Hackett
Publisher: John Adamson Cambridge
Amassed over nearly forty years, the David Russell collection brings together a stunning array of edge and boring tools from Britain, continental Europe and North America, thus providing a broad survey of hand tool-making from prehistory to today. All the tools are illustrated with James Austin’s photographs, with details and marks shown where appropriate. Special attention is given to planes, and the great British makers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are discussed in depth. The book will appeal to a wide range of readers, including collectors, craftsmen, industrial archaeologists and social historians, as well as historians of material culture.