“Tools. Yes!”—Nick Offerman, from the foreword
This user’s guide to over 200 hand tools highlights how to use tools effectively, understand them better, and how to properly care for them.
With foreword by Nick Offerman, host of the new show Making It on NBC. Salute generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how with The Tool Book . Explore tools from every angle, with detailed patent drawings, exploded diagrams, and step-by-step illustrations of tools in action with the science behind the techniques. Gallery pages display different types of hammers, spades, or chisels, while expert advice tells you what to look for when choosing a tool, and how to use it and care for it best. Discover why each tool is perfect for the job, and why it deserves a prominent spot in your shed, workshop, studio, or makerspace. The perfect gift for craftsmen, makers and anyone with an interest in DIY.
A highly visual user’s guide to every hand tool; a celebration of tools in their own right instead of being task- or project-led.
Exploded diagrams and patent drawings examine every aspect of a tool’s design.
Step-by-step images of the tool in action demonstrate best practice and explore the science behind the technique.
At-a-glance data sets present the key qualities of every tool, clearly and simply.
Marketing: Fan site/blog giveaway
Father’s Day promotion
Google search and display
Maker movement tie-in
Promotional sweepstakes via social media
Outreach to woodworking and tool trade shows
Publicity: Consultant interviews
National consumer press outreach
Advance copy influencer mailing