What's a plumb bob look like? Where can I find a chop saw? How can I tell the
difference between a tire wrench and a box wrench?
If you've ever asked these kinds of questions,
you need Field Guide to Tools, an illustrated guide to the world of hardware
stores and home improvement centers. From glass cutters and marking gauges to
grout saws and caulk guns, you'll learn how to identify and use more than 100
different tools. Author John Kelsey (a columnist for This Old House magazine)
provides step-by-step directions for using each tool, along with interesting
historical anecdotes and creative alternative uses. Best of all, the book
includes color photographs of every tool for easy identification.
Don't attempt another fix-it-yourself project
without Field Guide to Tools!
JOHN KELSEY writes the "Talking Shop" column for
This Old House magazine and was formerly the editor of Fine Woodworking
magazine. He is the publisher and editor-in-chief at Cambium Press, which
specializes in woodworking and furniture making.