Aldren A. Watson (1917-2013) was an illustrator and designer as well as woodworker. He had written and illustrated many magazine articles and books, including The Blacksmith and Country Furniture, published by Norton. He lived and painted in Vermont and New Hampshire until his death in 2013.
Got a copy for myself a few years back when I got into building bookcases using hand tools. I just got a copy for someone I know who's starting to study carpentry at a tech high... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ALB
Take this book, snuggle into a comfortable armchair and just read it.
The author was a talented artist as well with a good eye for detail.
I was surprised what I can learn from a hammer, saw, and pliers.Published 7 months ago by Kevin Finn
Book is full of information, more than I ever wanted to know, so 4 stars may short changing the book. Definitely worth looking into if you love hand tools.Published 13 months ago by Steven S. Nelson
I learned so much from it. The illustrations and explanations are very helpful and complete. The language is not overly technical. Great introduction to the tools of the trade.Published 14 months ago by celiren
It's a good book for some things, not so much for others. It is EXTENSIVELY (some might say excessively) illustrated by the author, who is certainly a great draftsman/artist. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Meh