Improve Your Handtool Woodworking with Traditional Jigs & Fixtures
When traditional woodworkers wanted to improve the speed, accuracy and repeatability of their work, they developed clever jigs and fixtures such as shooting boards, a flexible straight edge, and a grasshopper gauge. But the vast majority of those aids were user-made and disappeared from sight when power tool woodworking took over in the 20th century.
The result? Beginning handtool woodworkers today often experience unnecessary frustration because they don't know that simple shop-made aids can vastly improve their work.
Traditional Jigs & Fixtures for Handtools changes all that. It reintroduces traditional user-made devices, unveils others that the author, Graham Blackburn, grew up with, and expands upon those with more recent adaptations and even some manufactured items.
Most of the hand-made jigs are simple to construct and use. And once you've tried them in your shop, you'll quickly see they will make all the difference between frustration and success in your handtool woodworking.
- ISBN: 978-1-950934-69-0
- Author: Graham Blackburn
About the Author
Graham Blackburn was born in London, England. After studying at the Juilliard School in New York he played and recorded with numerous bands, including Van Morrison, Full Tilt Boogie, and Razmataz.
Having built several houses in Woodstock, NY he then made a name as a custom furniture maker. In addition to teaching at major schools and national woodworking shows he became a frequent contributor to many magazines, including Fine Woodworking, Popular Woodworking and Woodwork, of which he was for several years the editor, as well as publishing his own video Magazine Woodworking in Action.
He has written and illustrated over sixteen books on many aspects of woodworking, house building, and furniture making, as well as books on sailing and philately. In addition to the Blackburn on Woodworking series he also publishes his own award-winning fiction.