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Ancient Carpenters' Tools

Henry C. Mercer

Regarded as the finest text available on the subject and the standard book on ancient woodworking tools, this classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century. Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical in construction to ancient devices once used by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, among them axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. Reprint of 1975, 5th edition.


352 Pages, B&W, Paperback, 6" x 9.25", ©2000
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