If you like Jan's CRAFT OF SAIL, or MOVING HEAVY THINGS, we think you'll be a fan of TOOLCHEST. From wood to wood uses, and the tools one might want in their toolchest or tool bag. The book includes use tips and techniques.
You may also be familiar with Jan's work that has been featured in WoodenBoat magazine's Getting Started in Boats series.
“Jan Adkins’ “Toolchest” is tops! The illustrations and text are fun, whimsical and, best of all, spot on accurate. A joy for anyone who loves hand tools and/or wood.”
-Greg Rossel, author of Building Small Boats, and WoodenBoat School Instructor
by Jan Adkins
48 pp., softcover
8.5 x 11" landscape format
If you notice the Hamlet reference on the "belongs to" page, here's more about the hawk from a handsaw line on Word Detective.
I bought 2 copies: one for my beloved nephew, who’s starting woodworking, and one for myself, because it’s Jan Adkins. I was the illustrator for Harry Donovan’s “Arena(Entertainment) Rigging” whose author insisted he didn’t want “any art stuff” and only gave me indecipherable stick figures as examples. Book illustration is (I think) very difficult and Jan Adkins does the best I’ve ever seen.
Purchased as a gift for an up and coming woodworker. Hope he enjoys it. I would have.