Make: Workshop Tools & How to Use Them - PDF

It's a shop class in a book!

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At last! Here’s a book that shows you how to have fun while you learn the fundamentals of using workshop tools.

You’ll begin at the beginning, with nothing more than a handsaw and a bottle of carpenter's glue. By the end, you'll be a skillful user of workshop tools. You’ll know how to create your own complex designs and feel confident with procedures ranging from making miter joints to bending plastic. You'll become proficient with all the basic hand tools by tackling more than 20 hands-on projects that don’t require a big investment in time and materials. You don’t even need a fancy workshop — everything can be done on a kitchen table.

Projects Included

  • Geometric jigsaw
  • Jewelry box
  • Swanee whistle
  •  Pantograph
  • LED lighting

Meet the Author

Charles Platt is a Contributing Editor and regular columnist for Make: magazine, where he writes about electronics. Platt was a Senior Writer for Wired magazine, has written various computer books, and has been fascinated by electronics since he put together a telephone answering machine from a tape recorder and military-surplus relays at age 15. He lives in a Northern Arizona wilderness area, where he has his own workshop for prototype fabrication and projects that he writes about for Make: magazine.