Tools A Visual History: The Hardware that Built, Measured and Repaired the World (Hardcover)

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Tools A Visual History: The Hardware that Built, Measured and Repaired the World (Hardcover)

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A must-read for makers, tinkerers, fixers and creators, The Repair Shop’s Dominic Chinea shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for the history and practical uses of tools.

This book is a beautifully-illustrated celebration of 140 essential tools, their history, their unique appeal and how they are used by creative people to make just about anything. From the workhorses designed to fuel the industrial revolution to the specialist tools that allow highly-skilled artisans to produce ornate creations, this book shines a light on the most interesting tools found in the workshop of expert craftsman Dom Chinea - popular presenter on the BBC’s award-winning The Repair Shop. 

A tool is an object with endless possibilities. Contained within each item is the chance to create, to inspire, to repair and improve. It’s no wonder that scientific studies have shown humans are hardwired to appreciate hardware! From the workhorses designed to fuel the industrial revolution to the specialist tools that allow highly-skilled artisans to produce ornate creations, this book shines a light on the most interesting tools found in the workshop of expert craftsman Dom Chinea. With each entry accompanied by a stunning illustration, this book will become a trusted reference for all creators and craftspeople.

Turn the page to explore:

- Striking illustrations by award-winning artist Lee John Philips highlight the beauty of each tool
- Creative profiles summarising each tool, its history and how to care for it.
- Top tips and insights that Dom has gained through years of experience.
- A beautiful gift book with a vintage design. 

A must-read for makers, tinkerers, fixers and creators, Dom Chinea shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for the history and practical uses of tools.
Dominic Chinea is an expert craftsman and core member of the team on the BBC’s much-loved Repair Shop. His restoration work and affable manner have made him a fan favorite with viewers and led to a spin-off show with Jay Blades – Jay and Dom’s Home Fix.

Lee John Philips
Product Details ISBN: 9780744060904
ISBN-10: 0744060907
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English