The complete illustrated guide to everything sold in hardware stores

by Philbin, Tom, 1934-

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r TS405 .P46 1988
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  r TS405 .P46 1988
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Even the most experienced builder can benefit from this clearly illustrated encyclopedia of tools and parts, but it is the amateur do- it-yourselfer who has the most to gain. By consulting the well-organized text before a trip to the lumber yard or hardware store, novices can be spared the agony of not being able to remember the exact name (or even a distant relative of it) for whatever item they need. The authors cover the most commonly used home repair, gardening, electronic, woodworking, and finishing equipment. Each entry includes a drawing and a concise description of the item and its uses, maintenance tips, and, most important, a listing of its names (nicknames, brand names, technical names). A superb idea, neatly executed. Index. DPD."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Seeking to ``echo the friendly advice a good clerk would give you as you leave a store,'' the authors explain the basic hardware a homeowner or apartment dweller will require to make home repairs, its name and how to recognize itfrom sledgehammers to toggle bolts, hinges to thinnersin 77 chapters and an appendix. Their directory, which includes numerous line drawings, is organized, accessible and cheerfully reassuring, though not without flaws: the writing is occasionally less than clear; you may have to guess the size of some gadgets; and, perhaps inevitably, a few of the hardware store's dusty corners are left uncharted. Still, most of what you'll need to beg, borrow or buy for do-it-yourself home projects is forthrightly unveiled. Especially handy are the use and buying tips given for all equipment, advising whether to spring for a top-of-the-line item or one straight off the rollor out of the barrel. Philbin ( The Encyclopedia of Hardware ) is the author of many previous ``how-to'' titles; this is Ettlinger's first book. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Hardware -- United States -- Catalogs.
Hardware -- Terminology.
Publisher New York : London :Macmillan Pub. Co. ;1988
Collier Macmillan,
Other Titles Everything sold in hardware stores.
Contributors Ettlinger, Steve.
Stephen R. Ettlinger Editorial Projects.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xvi, 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0025363107
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