The Tool Book (Hardcover)

A Tool Lover's Guide to Over 200 Hand Tools

By Phil Davy, Nick Offerman (Foreword by)

DK, 9781465468543, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

List Price: 30.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


"Tools. Yes!"--Nick Offerman, from the foreword

This user's guide to over 200 hand tools highlights how to use tools effectively, understand them better, and how to properly care for them.

With foreword by Nick Offerman, host of the new show Making It on NBC. Salute generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how with The Tool Book . Explore tools from every angle, with detailed patent drawings, exploded diagrams, and step-by-step illustrations of tools in action with the science behind the techniques. Gallery pages display different types of hammers, spades, or chisels, while expert advice tells you what to look for when choosing a tool, and how to use it and care for it best. Discover why each tool is perfect for the job, and why it deserves a prominent spot in your shed, workshop, studio, or makerspace. The perfect gift for craftsmen, makers and anyone with an interest in DIY.

About the Author

Phil Davy is a woodworker who makes musical instruments, runs woodworking training workshops, teaches carpentry classes, and is a qualified wood machinist. Phil was the editor of Good Woodworking magazine for nine years.

Jo Behari set up the UK's first all-female home improvement and property maintenance company, Home Jane. She co-authored The Girl's Guide to DIY and co-hosted the BBC TV show Make, Do and Mend. She is the DIY expert columnist for House Beautiful magazine.

Matthew Jackson is a landscape consultant who has worked in horticulture for more than 20 years. He regularly contributes to the Telegraph's gardening supplement.

Luke Edwardes-Evans is a journalist and former editor of Winning: Bicycle Racing Illustrated, Cycle Sport, and Tour magazines. He is currently deputy editor of Cycling Active.