The Sensuous Gadgeteer: How to Use Tools and How Tools Work

The Sensuous Gadgeteer, published in 1973, was unique then and now because it taught not only how to use tools but also how tools work and why they work.

TOP: Method of straightening a bent nail. MIDDLE: When replacing the handle of a hammer, saw a slot or split into end that fits inside the metal hammer head, then use a wedge to make the handle fit tight to the head. BOTTOM: Method of shrinking the end of a copper fitting using a hammer and anvil.