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Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Skills, Techniques and More Than 40 Projects
Staff of North American Woodworking
0760760136
October 2004
Hardcover
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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction
Andy Rae
1561584029
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The second installment in this planned three-volume guide will, no doubt, join the first and third (to be published at the end of this year) in offering woodworkers of all competencies a great set of reference books. More important than words here are the high-quality photographs illustrating each step, especially if there's no expert or teacher nearby. Former magazine journalist Rae does a creditable job of organizing concepts and contents, and explaining the most technical of terms in plain English. Techniques are presented in a range of skill options, catering to both novice and highly professional craftspeople. Some of the tips on how to save time and money are ingenious; for example, recycling Popsicle sticks and gluing them to sandpaper to clean up tool marks in hard-to-reach corners. Barbara...


Woodworking for Dummies

0764539779


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Review
"...this friendly guide gets you started in the basics...choose your step by step project and away you go..." (Prizes Galore, February 2004)

Book Description
You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience?

Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are...



Designing and Building Cabinets (The New Best of Fine Woodworking Series)
Fine Woodworking (Editor)
156158732X
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Designing and Building Cabinets contains articles that present the basics of design and construction in easy-to-understand, accessible terms. From the editors of Fine Woodworking-the dream team of woodworking professionals-this is a fully indexed, ultimate visual reference for woodworkers.


Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing
Jeff Jewitt
1561585920
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
With scores of color photos showing in medias res finishing work and dozens of carefully composed illustrations showing angles, strokes and tools, this latest entry in Taunton’s guide series should give even the most amateur aspirant a shot at sophisticated wood finishing effects. Jewitt, a Cleveland-based refinisher who runs his own business, is the veteran of two previous books, Hand-Applied Finishes and Great Wood Finishes. Here, he uses his expertise to introduce would-be home finishers to everything from the right brushes and spray guns ("conventional" v. "HVLP," or High Volume Low Pressure), to the proper techniques for sanding molded edges by hand, to the difference between glazing and toning. The book is intelligently laid out: no page is ever too busy, but each spread contains enough information to...


The Toolbox Book : A Craftsman's Guide to Tool Chests, Cabinets, and Storage Systems (Craftsman's Guide to)

1561582727


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The Basics of Craftsmanship (Essentials of Woodworking): Key Advice on Every Aspect of Woodworking
Staff of Fine Woodworking
1561582972
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
This is a superb and comprehensive guide for those new to woodworking, but it will also hold a few surprises and useful shortcuts for the seasoned pro. Included are chapters on setting up and maintaining a shop, the basic tools and materials needed in every shop, fundamental techniques for building all kinds of furniture, and thorough information on finishes and finishing methods. An added bonus is the inclusion of a number of first projects for the beginner. Generously illustrated with color photographs and helpful diagrams throughout, this is an excellent how-to book for the woodworker who wants to become a real artisan. --Mark A. Hetts --This text refers to the Board book edition.

Book Description
Anyone who wants a complete, one-stop overview of woodworking basics...


Projects for Your Shop
Matthew Teague
1561586897
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Fine Woodworking's Tools and Shops, Winter 2005/2006
offers practical, easy-to-build projects . . . to help you get your shop up and running.

Book Description
Don't struggle with make-shift shop equipment when you can creat your own. In this book, expert woodworker Matthew Teague helps you build the shop basics you'll use for years to come. Step-by-step instructions, photos, and detailed plans show you how to build a rock-solid workbench, a full-featured router table, sawhorses, a tablesaw workstation, multiple storage units and much more.

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Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning
Richard Raffan
1561586722
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning features step-by-step descriptions for an abundance of wood turning techniques, including both spindle and faceplate methods. Over 900 color photos accompany detailed, hands-on instructions for turning wood, including how to use lathes, turning tools and materials, chucks, as well as sharpening tools.


Woodworking Techniques: Best Methods for Building Furniture from Fine Woodworking
Fine Woodworking
1561583456
March 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
These titles, part of Taunton's new six-volume "Essentials of Woodworking" series, consist of articles that originally appeared in Fine Woodworking magazine during the last six years. (Other titles in this series include The Basics of Craftsmanship, Finishes & Finishing, Joinery, and Ingenious Jigs & Shop Accessories.) Authored by such well-known woodworkers as Jim Tolpin and Garrett Hack, the essays cover a specific set of woodworking skills in detail. Practical Design takes a project from concept to finished product, covering the use of scale models, engineering, and construction options for tables, cabinets, and chairs. Woodworking Techniques shows how to build a variety of projects (tables, drawers, and doors) and covers specific techniques (hinge installation, veneering, and inlay). Because they are from Fine...


Understanding Wood Finishing
Bob Flexner
0762106212
July 2005
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Given the abundance of titles on wood finishing published in 1993, librarians might be inclined to dismiss this one, which would be a definite mistake. Flexner, who has 20 years of finishing experience and has written for many woodworking magazines, assumes no experience in finishing wood. He provides comprehensive treatment of the various finishes, application techniques, chemical cautions, and reactions, convincingly overthrowing much of the conventional wisdom about finishing. His book gives readers a wood finishing consultant available whenever they need it for the price of an hour's time. Highly recommended. (Index not seen.)-- Alex Hartmann, Bloomsburg Univ. Lib., Pa.Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Small Woodworking Shops
Fine Woodworking
1561586862
February 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Small Woodworking Shops contains years of Fine Woodworking authors' knowledge and expertise on how to make the best of a small space, often with materials woodworkers already have at their disposal. Projects for modifying garages, basements, or specially built shops to fit various needs are included.


Understanding Wood : A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology
R. Bruce Hoadley
1561583588
October 1, 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Wood is a complex, dynamic material that can only be used successfully if the craftsperson understands it. It reacts to changes in humidity, and the various species have widely different working and structural properties (in addition to their many colors and textures). Both Hoadley and Peters do a good job of helping readers understand the factors that must be considered when using wood and products such as plywood. A frequent writer on home improvement topics, Peters offers a colorful book geared toward hobbyist woodworkers. He covers the process of making lumber from start to finish, including how trees grow, their structure, common ways of milling and drying lumber, grading, and possible defects found in wood. One section shows wood samples (both finished and plain) and describes their basic working...


Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day
Popular Woodworking Books
1558707042
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
There's no reason to buy a ready-made birdhouse when it only takes a few short hours to build an even better version. This 128-page book is jam-packed with more than 50 projects that make it easy to attract birds to any backyard. It's hard to go wrong when the editors of Popular Woodworking are leading the way with: * Designs that are guaranteed to attract specific bird types * Step-by-step color photos and captions * Styles for every taste--and nearly every region, including Australia, Europe and the United States All readers need are basic woodworking skills and tools, along with readily available materials, to turn their backyards into a birdwatcher's paradise!


Building Small Projects (The New Best of Fine Woodworking Series)
Fine Woodworking (Editor)
1561587303
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Building Small Projects offers ways to build skills by completing useful items. From the editors of Fine Woodworking-the dream team of woodworking professionals-this is the ultimate visual reference for woodworkers of every skill level.


Finishes and Finishing Techniques: Professional Secrets for Simple and Beautiful Finishes from Fine Woodworking
Taunton Press
1561582980
November 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Any woodworker knows that the usefulness of common woodshop tools, both hand and power, is limited to a few basic functions. This is where the use of jigs and shop accessories comes in to create infinite possibilities, shortcuts, and faster or more accurate ways of using common tools to create extraordinary woodworking results. Here are some of America's most clever woodworkers' tips on guiding tools and solutions for common problems found in the woodshop. Included is expert advice on choosing the right materials for jig-making, special-purpose work benches and workbench fixtures, router tables and jigs for joinery and shaping, table-saw jigs for ripping, cross-cutting, joinery and safety, jigs for drill presses, lathes, planers, and chop saws that will show the woodworker how to produce nearly any kind of finished piece...


New Built-Ins Idea Book (Idea Books)
Sandor Nagyszalanczy
1561586730
February 9, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Do-it-yourself home projects have become a national pastime, and nothing satisfies that urge more then creating built-ins. The fact that they are a permanent part of a house makes it more critical that they be done with as much skill and imagination as possible. That's where the New Built-Ins Idea Book comes in. Written by Sandor Nagyszalanczy, a former senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine and an acknowledged expert in the field, this illustrated guide shows step-by-step how to create built-ins that are both practical and appealing. Here are hundreds of design ideas for projects for every room of the house, including kitchens, bathrooms, libraries, kids' spaces, dining rooms, bedrooms, and the increasingly popular media spaces. The book shows a wide range of possibilities for incorporating built-ins, from niches...


Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Working with Wood
Andy Rae
1561586838
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This thorough guide features comprehensive techniques for handling the woodworker's most favored material. From felling a tree and milling lumber to finishing and joining, it covers every aspect of working with wood, with a special focus on how the unique properties of different species affect woodworking processes. Finishes, adhesives, joinery, design, and bending are covered, as well as working with highly figured material. Valuable information on how to process and store wood is also included.


The Complete Guide to Sharpening
Leonard Lee
1561581259
October 9, 1995
Paperback
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176 Woodworking Projects
The Staff of Workbench Magazine
140270884X
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
You can make these Workbench nominees for the best of the 1980s—from outdoor projects like decks, patios, and sun shades to indoor projects like a TV-VCR stand, a child’s desk, a poker table, and more than 150 others! 258 photos and over 400 diagrams. Squared drawings and grids go with the easy-to-follow instructions.


Measure Twice, Cut Once
Norm Abram
0316004944
June 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Abram, star of TV's New Yankee Workshop and This Old House, is renowned for having more power tools than a well-stocked home center. Regular viewers will therefore be surprised to see that here he deals mainly with hand tools. Abram covers items such as levels, chalk lines, and plumb-bobs, detailing his experiences with them and his preferences. Unlike power tools, these tools aren't exciting, but they're the meat-and-potatoes tools that must be mastered to do good carpentry. This type of information is passed down from generation to generation, and it is in this spirit that Abram dedicates his book to his late father, also a carpenter. Even experienced woodworkers will pick up a tip or two from this book. Given Abram's name recognition, his book will appeal both to woodworkers and to TV viewers. Recommended for...


Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking 1&2: A Step-by-Step Guidebook to Essential Woodworking Technique
Tage Frid
1561580686
October 1994
Paperback
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Woodwright's Companion
Rod Underhill
0807840955
Apr 1983
Paperback
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Home Machinists Handbook
Doug Briney
0830615733
February 1, 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
Here's everything the do-it-yourselfer needs to set up, and operate a handy-man's machine shop. Areas covered range from shop requirements and proper lighting to buying, using, and storing tools.


Building Woodshop Workstations
Danny Proulx
1558706372
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether they’re fighting cramped quarters or just looking to be more organized, woodworkers will want to get their hands on the 11 projects in Building Workshop Workstations. Readers will find detailed plans for building completely self- contained units for every tool (and related accessories) in their shop. These efficient designs ensure that all the wrenches, blades, jigs and attachments for each power tool can be put in one place and within arm’s reach. It’s the perfect way to maximize efficiency for everything from the table saw and drill press to the miter saw and sharpening stone. Both beginning and advanced woodworkers will enjoy making--and using--these creative shop solutions. Every project includes clear step-by-step photos and instruction and was tested by the editors at Popular...


Complete Japanese Joinery: A Handbook of Japanese Tool Use and Woodworking for Joiners and Carpenters
Yasuo Nakahara, et al
0881791210
March 15, 1998
Paperback
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Fine Woodworking on Bending Wood (35 Articles)
Fine Woodworking Magazine (Editor)
0918804299
September 1989
Paperback
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Fireplace & Mantel Ideas: Design, Build and Install Your Dream Fireplace Mantel
John Lewman
1565232291
May 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The history, technology, and structure of fireplaces and mantles are discussed in this updated edition. A full discussion of wood- and gas-fired fireplaces helps builders decide which model works best for them. Two detailed projects, carving a western-themed mantle and installing a classic mantle, provide practical direction for constructing a mantle from start to finish. A full-color idea gallery with dimensioned original drawings, photographs, and detailed close-ups offers inspiration for choosing the perfect mantle design. Featured styles include Art Nouveau, Country French, and English Traditional. A helpful appendix of dealers and suppliers throughout Canada and the United States completes this guide to designing and installing a fireplace and mantle unit.

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Building Traditional Kitchen Cabinets
Jim Tolpin
1561580589
July 8, 1994
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Improving the kitchen adds not only to a home's resale value but also to its comfort. Unfortunately, such improvement is also very expensive. Professional woodworker Tolpin shows how to build and install cabinets and, to a lesser degree, covers kitchen design and laminate countertop construction. The author's straightforward text, combined with numerous photographs and illustrations, should enable most woodworkers to make their own cabinetry. Other types of storage furniture can be made using information gleaned from this source. Especially rewarding when used in conjunction with an excellent kitchen design book such as Steve Thomas's This Old House Kitchens: A Guide to Design and Renovation (LJ 12/91), this book is recommended for most libraries.Jonathan Hershey, Akron-Summit Cty. P.L., OhioCopyright 1994 Reed...


400 Wood Boxes : The Fine Art of Containment & Concealment
Veronika Alice Gunter (Editor)
1579904599
March 28, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Featuring 400 outstanding works that range from traditional to wildly contemporary, this superb gallery celebrates the art of the wooden box. The wonderfully wide variety of styles includes traditional jewelry and keepsake, turned, and tool boxes; miniature treasure chests; and sculptural work. Each one has been personally chosen by renowned boxmaker Tony Lydgate, and appears in an exquisite color plate; many of the boxes also come with detailed images that reveal important construction secrets. The selection includes pieces by a distinguished group of artists.

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