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Handy book goes back to basics...

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    ... and goes back to the 1970s for me, when I bought William Abler's SHOP TACTICS upon recommendation by the Whole Earth Catalog/Epilog.

    Initially produced under the title 'The sensuous gadgeteer', it is described as "The Common-sense Way of using Tools and Working with Woods, Metals, Plastics and Glass".

    If you can dig up a copy under either title somewhere, it's a brilliant addition to your workshop library - you'll refer to it all the time as you invent, experiment, make or fix things!

    It was published by Running Press, Philadelphia, in 1973 and 1976. ISBN 0-914294-64-4 (paperback)


    Carioca (who's STILL waiting for his load of firebricks to appear in Charlotte Bay, Australia...)
    Last edited by carioca; 12-02-2006, 04:05 PM.
    "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it"