DIY: carpentry & woodworking
How to Make Carpentry Tools
Aaron Moore, Musaemura Sithole
Squares, gauges, clamps and planes are among the tools whose construction is described in detail in this book, along with useful guidance on the maintenance and repair of woodworking tools. These low-cost tools are suitable for use in large training institutions or small workshops and are designed t...
Made in Africa
Janet Leek, Andrew Scott, Matthew Taylor
This book examines the pros and cons of the local production of carpentry hand-tools as opposed to their importation. In seeking the best strategy to adopt it also outlines the previous methods adopted by VSO and Intermediate Technology who have much experience in this area. Published in the VSO ECO...
This guide for carpentry instructors includes detailed plans for practical demonstrations, and important theoretical aspects of the craft. The tools include planes, clamps, workbench and vice. There is also a section on basic blacksmithing techniques.
Wood and Woodworking Tools
This handbook describes a range of hand tools and simple muscle-powered machinery appropriate to developing countries where abundant labour can offset the problems of limited funds or unreliable sources of energy for mechanization.
How to Make Planes, Cramps and Vices
The ability to make one’s own tools is invaluable in developing countries for a number of reasons: First, the cost of western imports put them out of reach of all but a small proportion of practising carpenters. Second, it is the aim of all developing countries to become increasingly self-sufficient...
How to Make Twelve Woodworking Tools
Step-by-step instructions on how to make a: Try square, Bevel square, Marking gauge , Cutting gauge, Mortise gauge, Panel gauge, Mallet, Bow drill, Bow saw, Coping saw, Fret saw and Hack saw.