Tools Rare and Ingenious: Celebrating the World's Most Amazing Tools

by Sandor Nagyszalanczy

The Taunton Press | October 1, 2004 | Hardcover

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Over the centuries, craftsmen have transformed humble objects-drills, saws, planes, and levels-into works of art. This new title expands on Sandor Nagyszalanczy''s acclaimed The Art of Fine Tools by offering a world tour of objects that rarely leave the private vaults of collectors. A visual feast of the finest and most beautifully crafted vintage tools ever made, Tools offers engaging facts about their history, function, and manufacture. Collectors and craftsmen will relish the depth of historical and technical information that accompanies each of the over 400 color photographs. Anyone who has ever held a hammer or a saw will marvel at these masterpieces of art and utility.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 216 pages, 10 × 9.5 × 0.85 in

Published: October 1, 2004

Publisher: The Taunton Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1561586560

ISBN - 13: 9781561586561

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Tools Rare and Ingenious: Celebrating the World's Most Amazing Tools

by Sandor Nagyszalanczy

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 216 pages, 10 × 9.5 × 0.85 in

Published: October 1, 2004

Publisher: The Taunton Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1561586560

ISBN - 13: 9781561586561

About the Book

Over the centuries, craftsmen have transformed humble objects--drills, saws, planes, and levels--into works of art. This new title expands on Sandor Nagyszalanczy's acclaimed "The Art of Fine Tools by offering a world tour of objects that rarely leave the private vaults of collectors. A visual feast of the finest and most beautifully crafted vintage tools ever made, "Tools offers engaging facts about their history, function, and manufacture. Collectors and craftsmen will relish the depth of historical and technical information that accompanies each of the over 400 color photographs. And anyone who has ever held a hammer or a saw will marvel at these masterpieces of art and utility.

From the Publisher

Over the centuries, craftsmen have transformed humble objects-drills, saws, planes, and levels-into works of art. This new title expands on Sandor Nagyszalanczy''s acclaimed The Art of Fine Tools by offering a world tour of objects that rarely leave the private vaults of collectors. A visual feast of the finest and most beautifully crafted vintage tools ever made, Tools offers engaging facts about their history, function, and manufacture. Collectors and craftsmen will relish the depth of historical and technical information that accompanies each of the over 400 color photographs. Anyone who has ever held a hammer or a saw will marvel at these masterpieces of art and utility.

About the Author

Sandor Nagyszalanczy of Bonny Doon, California is a professional furniture designer and freelance writer, photographer and consultant. With nearly 25 years of experience building custom furniture, he is a former senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine and has appeared on The History Channel''s "Modern Marvels" and ABC Television''s "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings." Sandor has authored and photographed nine books published by the Taunton Press, including: Woodshop Jigs and Fixtures, Fixing and Avoiding Woodworking Mistakes, Woodshop Dust Control, The Wood Sanding Book, The Art of Fine Tools, Setting Up Shop and Power Tools: An Electric Celebration and Grounded Guide, The Homeowner''s Ultimate Tool Guide, and Tools Rare and Ingenious.
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