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Measure Twice, Cut Once: Lessons from a Master Carpenter

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  160 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Norm Abram is America's most famous master carpenter, appearing in The New Yankee Workshop and This Old House. In this book, Abram presents a series of sixty lessons for carpenters of all levels of expertise.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Little, Brown and Company
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James
Aug 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Nothing really important in this book,
but the writer has a nice style of writing and it was fun to read.

BUT HE IS WRONG!

He thinks Philips screwdrivers work better than slot drivers because they have 4 edges to fit into the screw head.

FACT
in 1932 an engineer at Phillips thought line workers were over tightening screws with the electric screwdrivers.
sooooo, he invented the Phillips screw which cannot be over tightened.

When a certain amount of torque is applied,
the screwdriver slips out of th
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Coyle
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Simply excellent.
I mean, I don't know how right he is with his carpentry advice, but I'm sure his folksy wisdom is worthwhile.
Besides, tool and skills are things that should be passed down from generation to generation--something we've lost in the past century.
Alec O'Neill
Feb 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Norm!
Mark Luongo
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Woodworkers
Good advice from one carpenter's son to another. Makes you want to look over your toolbox.
Kamal
Nov 14, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: woodworking
A fairly unremarkable book for anyone familiar with woodworking.
Mattpday
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
so simply stated you can't help but laugh
David
Sep 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Nice little book about tools, their history, their use and stories from his life. Some practical insight into what some tools in my garage are and how to use them.
Richard Mcdonald
Jan 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Pretty elememtry for people familar with tools. For Norm/New Yankie Workshop fans, a some insight to his personallity and family ties.
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