New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1973. First edition. Oversized Paperback. Octavo, pp. 93, richly illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Very Good. Item #20993
This book teaches the artist and craftsman how to make their own tools: how to design, sharpen, and temper them, using only basic shop equipment and scrap steel. The guidelines offered in this book are identical to the information and explanations given by the author in his teaching. Beautiful, clear drawings are picture translations of his personal demonstrations, showing the step-by-step progression from the raw material to the finished product - the handmade tool.