About the Book
When it comes to making things, the big paradigm nowadays seems to be this: If you want to make cool stuff, start by getting boatloads of electric machines. Table saws, jointers, bandsaws, drill presses, the list goes on. Although these machines will help you achieve accurate results, acquiring a garage full of woodworking equipment can be quite intimidating to a beginner. Especially if you are unsure about whether or not you want to commit to making things! The other option you have is using cheap hand tools from the hardware store. This might work, but the tools are made from inferior materials. They are designed to be used for a while, and then be replaced. This is simple business, because in this economy, corporations need recurring customers and higher margins to stay on top of their game. I don’t blame them for that, their employees and their families need to be fed. In this book, we explore a third option: vintage tools. They are high-quality and affordable, but often in a bad condition. This small guide will teach you how to get tools in a bad condition, and make them function as new again, leaving you with great tools for a fraction of the price.