The Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton 1797 1st Edition (1994) Paperback
Published by The Tool an Trades History Society
The best preserved example of an 18th century cabinetmaker’s tool kit, Benjamin Seaton’s tool chest offers a unique window into the practices of a British cabinetmaker of that era
Written by members of the Tools and Trades History Society and the staff of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, this detailed study of the chest provides a comprehensive account of its origins, construction and contents
Chapters devoted to Seaton’s collection of planes, saws, chisels and layout tools place each of the nearly 200 tools in its historical context
A fascinating reference for tool makers, collectors or anyone interested in the history of woodworking
Softcover, 8 1/4" × 10 1/2"
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