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old hand


- someone who is very experienced and skilled in a particular area
- a person who is skilled at something through long experience

Classic vintage practical guides and how-to guides for the modern-day craftsman and artisan.

Old Hand Books publishes lost and out-of-print practical how-to books. Our collection covers a wide range of traditional crafts and heritage skills such as leatherwork, needlework, blacksmithing, woodwork, bookbinding and printing. Our mission is to keep these books in print so they can still be used in the workshop or studio today; whether it be a professional craftsman wanting to use to traditional methods and techniques, or as a beginner wanting to try their hand at a lost art.