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Carpentry Toolmaking: An Instructors' Guide

Handbook / Manual

By: Aaron Moore

226 pages, B/w illus

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1993 | #56556 | ISBN: 1853391964
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About this book

These lesson plans were devised as a result of the author's experience of teaching carpentry toolmaking in East Africa, and include guidelines for lessons on theoretical aspects of toolmaking, as well as practical demonstrations. Students should already be familiar with basic woodworking techniques, including the preparation of timber, marking out and cutting joints, and the construction of simple items of furniture. There is also advice on simple blacksmithing techniques followed by demonstration plans for the metal parts of tools to aid the teaching of this aspect of toolmaking. The book is intended for students of woodworking and metal-working skills in developing countries, and their teachers and trainers.


Try-square; mortise gauge; bow-saw; sash clamp; bench clamp; workshop lesson - making planes; rebate plane; smoothing plane; one-piece jack plane; two-piece jack plane; plough plane; workbench and vice. Appendix - forge work: introduction to blacksmithing; workshop lesson - safety; plane blade; 25mm chisel; 10mm mortise chisel; carpenters' brace; 20mm centre bit.

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