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Worked: A Bench Guide to Hand-Tool Efficiency

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by Joshua A. Klein

In "Worked: A Bench Guide to Hand-Tool Efficiency," Joshua A. Klein, the editor of Mortise & Tenon magazine and author of "Joined," tackles the unspoken language of efficient hand tool usage - the kind of wisdom that might otherwise take years of practice to earn. The book sets out to teach the “steps between the steps” - from understanding in theory what a hand tool can do to using it with grace and efficiency.

What are the best physical postures to leverage your body weight and not kill your back? How can you use simple workholding devices to make your work easier? How can you match tool and project? How can you develop a clear understanding of efficient workflow? Worked, a follow-up to Klein's Joined in the "Bench Guide" series, offers wise ideas that will prove valuable to newcomers and experienced woodworkers alike.

The book, filled with hundreds of beautifully clear photographs and detailed commentary, offers a wonderful rejoinder to any accusation that hand tool usage can’t be practical and efficient. It’s designed to be used in a woodshop, with special lay-flat binding to stay open on your bench.

168 pages. 7”x 9.5”. Softcover, with Smythe-sewn binding and matte-coated paper. Printed in the United States.

"Worked fills in gaps left by other books...I found several valuable new techniques."
- Rex Krueger, Quercus Magazine

Pages: 168
Binding: Softcover

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