Carpentry & Woodworking

  • HDYW
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    This is a great gift book for anyone who wants to learn all the ins and outs of woodworking. It provides simple explanations for the techniques you'll need and suggestions for all the tools that are needed.

    The inspirational projects to make include a frame, a wine rack and a bookcase while there is also advice on preparing wood, making different kinds of joints, veneering, finishing techniques and working safely.

    There are also photographs of the tools you need and suggestions of how to use them and take care of them.
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    This is a step-by-step guide to working with wood, with over 60 techniques and a full guide to tools, shown in over 600 easy-to-follow photographs and diagrams. It shows you how to choose the right tools for working with wood, from saws and planes to drills and sanders, with tips on planning your workshop and working safely. It is an essential guide to fixings and fittings, to ensure that you use the most suitable screws, nails, hinges and catches for the job. It includes basic techniques for selecting and storing wood, cutting, shaping, assembling and glueing, how to make joints, and finishing techniques such as staining, varnishing, polishing, lacquering, waxing and oiling. It features over 600 photographs make even the most technically difficult tasks easy to follow, and practical tips throughout explain the best ways of perfecting your working skills. No matter how simple or complex your woodworking goals, the same basic skills are needed: selecting and cutting wood, shaping, assembling and sanding the components, and using the right tools for the job. This book provides a good grounding in each of these areas, showing how to improve skill levels as you become more experienced. The book includes a guide to the tools needed for measuring, marking, cutting, shaping and finishing. All the basic cutting and assembling techniques are described and illustrated, and there are advanced techniques for decorative work. Finally, the book shows how to stain, varnish, paint, lacquer, wax and polish wood, ensuring a beautiful finish, whether you are an experienced woodworker or a beginner.
  • ALKON
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    This is a step-by-step photographic guide. Whether you want to build your own bed or put a bookshelf together, find out how to tackle your chosen woodwork task with confidence, using this step-by-step guide. Learn how to master the key woodwork techniques, from simple skills to intricate carving, following clear instructions and photographs. Find out how to use hand, power and machine tools and discover the strengths of over 100 different woods. Packed with inspirational and practical craft projects that are easy-to-follow, this is the only book to give you a complete illustrated woodworking course. It is perfect for enthusiasts who want to develop their skills and ideal for the beginner, intermediate and advanced woodworkers alike.
  • AGCCB
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    It is a practical, illustrated guide to all the basic woodworking tasks, in step-by-step pictures. How to fit shelves and architraves, replace skirting boards and picture rails, fix cladding, hang doors, replace doors and drawers, and install door locks and security locks on windows. It offers practical information about different types of wood, boards, joints, hinges, fixtures and fittings. A guide to the hand tools, power tools and safety equipment you will need for working with wood. It offers basic steps on how to prepare and finish wood surfaces with stain, wax or paint, including helpful tips on staining and varnishing. Useful techniques include boxing-in pipes, tongue-and-grooved boarding, fixing cladding and replacing picture rails and dado rails. Most homes contain a large proportion of wood, either in the fabric of the building or as part of the internal fittings such as floors, skirting boards, window frames and shelves. This book will give you the information and confidence to tackle some of the repairs and maintenance that are always needed around the home. Do-it-yourself renovations can be satisfying, and will save you money.
  • AKYDQ
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    This title features 25 practical projects from world renowned woodturning expert. It will appeal to novice and intermediate turners. It includes all the knowledge needed to get started, along with step-by-step instructions and detailed drawings. Build your woodturning skills and confidence with this variety of projects that take between a couple of hours and a couple of days to complete. All of the 25 projects can be undertaken using a limited amount of tools and equipment. Making use of the six basic tools - spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool, bowl gouge, skew chisel and scrapers - the book will introduce a couple of carving tools and a boring tool and explain why and how to use them. Each project will have a list of tools and materials required, drawings with dimensions and a panel on the wood used. Sections on safety and seasoning wood are also included. Projects include: napkin rings, rolling pin, pastry press, meat tenderizer, wall clock, and bud vase
  • AGENG
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    Written specifically for the woodworker seeking new adventures in the world of wood. Awaken your modern design aesthetic with 21 striking contemporary designs for the home. The fusion of nature's elegant shapes and modern architecture's bold symmetry yields a dynamic and engaging collection of designs for scroll saw woodworking. Patterns, easy-to-understand instructions and step-by-step photography make crafting these projects attainable, no matter your skill level. Perfect for beginners looking to progress their scroll saw abilities with interesting and compelling projects; learn the ropes of scroll sawing with seven step-by-step photo-illustrated instructional projects. Advanced woodworkers can master joinery, 3D cutting and inlay with advanced projects such as Nesting Boxes, the Zigzag Business Card Holder and the Flower Abstraction Wall Mirror.
  • ACJQU
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    This is an 'everything but the kitchen sink' guide to building kitchen cabinets and making simple, but impressive kitchen upgrades from the experts at American Woodworker. It helps readers learn how to make cabinets from plywood, how to make many styles of cabinet door including popular cathedral doors, how to build and install drawers, which hardware to choose, how to make and edge laminate countertops and how to install the completed results. All the information is reader-tested, authoritative and current with contemporary workshop practices. It includes small projects such as simple kitchen upgrades, plus an appliance garage, a kitchen stool and a freestanding pantry, taken from 35 articles that have appeared in the magazine.
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    Woodworking is a useful and enjoyable skill that anyone can learn. If you've ever wished you knew how to make things out of wood, this book is the perfect place to start. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to build fun and practical wooden items as you work through the easy lessons inside. Each of the woodworking projects in this book can be completed in just a few hours. Designed to teach basic woodworking skills, they require only ordinary lumber and simple hand and power tools that you may already own. Each new project builds on what you learned before, allowing you to become more self-confident as your skills increase.
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    This is a new addition to the popular Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide series, covering the essential techniques for using hand and power tools. It includes sections on safety and correct set-up. The author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood, Lonnie Bird now brings us Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools. Here the reader is given a step-by-step guide that covers the essential techniques for using hand and power tools. Along with over 900 colour photographs and illustrations, sections are included on correct set-up, safe use of machines, and skilful use of hand tools.
  • ADTYD
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    More than 200 timber species are described in this lavishly illustrated, compact edition of U.K. author Terry Porter's best-selling book. There are handsome colour photographs of each species, and reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements and typical uses. A further 200 species are listed in brief, and there is a comprehensive index. Aimed squarely at the individual or small-scale user, whether professional or amateur, the book includes woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning and carving.
  • BDSDH
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    On a farmlike compound near New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his family, and fellow wood-workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber. Tables, desks, chairs, and cabinets from this simple workshop grace the homes and mansions and executive boardrooms of people who prize such excellence. In this lavishly illustrated volume, George Nakashima allows us in intimate look at his artistry, his philosophy, his life. It is the portrait of an artisan who strives to find the ideal use for each plank in order to create an object of utility to'
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    Woodworker Tom Fidgen is very well known in the online woodworking community and his first book, Made by Hand, was critically acclaimed. In his second book, Fidgen presents more hand-tool woodworking projects for the home and workshop. The projects have a distinctive retro look, recycling designs from our not-so-distant past: His gentleman's valet is an elegant clothing stand with a profile that harks back to the days of high style and quality wares. Fidgen also discusses the benefits of working in an unplugged woodshop, considers the sources of design inspiration, offers advice on glues and finishes, and even explains how to make hand tools using only hand tools.
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    This is the latest in the popular Complete Illustrated Guides series, providing comprehensive instruction for sharpening tools. It covers a range of equipment from hand to power tools. It includes over 700 colour photographs for reference. As a toolmaker, Tom Lie-Nielsen brings a special perspective to the subject of sharpening. In this must-have reference, the author covers all types of sharpening equipment and methods of sharpening hand tools. Over 700 colour photographs and illustrations are included, along with information on sharpening power tool blades and bits.
  • BBUBL
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    This is a new addition to the popular Complete Illustrated Guide series, covering all there is to know about jigs and fixtures. It is an essential and popular element of woodworking. It includes over 800 photographs and 50 illustrations. This book, in the Complete Illustrated Guide format covers jigs and fixtures, a subject of perennial interest to woodworkers. Jigs, simply put, are devices, sometimes shop-made but now often available commercially to enable woodworkers to do something more than once. For example, some jigs are fences that ensure straight cuts or templates capable of guiding tools to create a certain shape time after time. Woodworkers love jigs and fixtures for the same reason they are drawn to woodworking: designing them is about figuring out how to do something. All woodworkers are secretly engineers and inventors, and jig design and construction is a way to indulge that need. Simple or elaborate, jigs are an essential part of woodworking. This book, authored by prominent woodworking author Sandor Nagyszalanczy, is organized according to function. This approach allows woodworkers to either build the jig exactly as shown or modify it to suit a wide variety of purposes.
  • AWFAH
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    Build furniture the way your ancestors did! Do you enjoy the satisfaction of creating things entirely by hand? Immerse yourself in the world of traditional woodworking as period furniture expert Zachary Dillinger walks you through the hand-tool-only construction of six pieces of classic American furniture. From preparing stock by hand to period-correct joinery methods, you'll learn how our forefathers built furniture--and why they did things the way they did. Within these pages you'll find: * An overview of the historical development of major furniture styles from the 1960s through to the mid-19th century--and the European influences from which they evolved.* Instruction for period-correct woodworking techniques.* Six detailed furniture projects covering popular period styles.* Traditional approaches to finishing touches including insights into upholstering by renowned teacher Michael Mascelli and advice from Nancy Cogger of Londonderry Brasses for choosing period-accurate hardware.With Saw, Plane & Chisel shows you how period furniture was made, explains how furniture styles developed and in turn helps you build excellent, realistic heirloom pieces.
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    This title features a variety of cabinet-based projects using pocket hole joinery. It is the ideal workbench manual for this easy-to-master technique. Projects do not require expensive or specialist machinery. Pocket hole joinery is the perfect technique for novices and skilled woodworkers because it is easy to learn, simple to master, durable, and does not require expensive machinery. Pocket Hole Joinery teaches how to make cabinet-based projects such as a bathroom vanity; furniture projects including a dresser, daybed, and bookcase/storage unit; and smaller projects such as a picture frame/mirror and an end table.
  • BDGPG
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    The projects in Turning Toys can serve as a base for almost limitless variation, so you can put your own stamp on each object you create. You can get plenty of practice when small kids can't have too many peg dolls, things on wheels, wands, or arches for creating buildings, farmyards, and so on. You'll see ways of salvaging a situation when things go wrong, as they inevitably do when you have a catch or the wood splits. The photos and drawings show you what to do, step-by-step; you'll see exactly how the tools are used, how the cutting edge should relate to the surface you're cutting, and how to stand to support and hold the tools so that working at your lathe is a comfortable and pleasurable activity. Few things can be more satisfying than making stuff for people you know, let alone love, especially when you can watch them using and enjoying the products of your labours.
  • AYAMZ
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    All woodworkers worth their sawdust know that joinery - good, bad, or indifferent - tells the unvarnished truth of how well a piece is made and how skilled the maker is. As a result, joinery is always a hot, and sometimes controversial, topic because even the masters will agree that there is no one right way to do it. Over the decades, no one has proven better at teaching readers how to make beautiful, enduring joinery than Fine Woodworking. This comprehensive and practical book demystifies the all-important subject of choosing, designing, and cutting woodworking joints. It's packed with insightful information and tricks of the trade that will advance the work of novices and seasoned craftsmen alike. Because whatever your skill level, there's always room for improvement when it comes to joinery.
  • BJBDL
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    The appeal of woodturning is simple: with only a few hand tools and a lathe, remarkable results can be quickly achieved, including beautiful bowls, boxes in the round, lamp bases, and furniture parts. And for over 20 years, woodturners have been turning to Richard Raffan for expert advice and inspiration. Revised and updated to embrace the increase and improvement in turning tools and lathes now on the market, this updated and expanded edition of his 1985 classic covers everything from the lathe - how it works and how to choose the right model - to fixings, cutting tools, safety, measuring, centerwork, and more. Raffan also includes a brand new chapter on crafting hollow vessels.
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    With a unique talent for making even the most abstract ideas accessible, the world's most admired turning teacher offers an invaluable wealth of design advice. Practical, informative, and undeniably inspiring, this title also explores form and developing profiles. Along with a good lathe and a reliable set of tools, "The Art of Turned Bowls" belongs in the shop of every serious bowl turner.
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    Drawn from the best content from two popular books Doug Stowe wrote for us in 1997 and 2000, 25 Beautiful Boxes You Can Make offers readers a selection of gorgeous projects for a variety of special uses. There are jewelry boxes and chests, boxes for pens, a wedding ring music box and other distinctive gift boxes. While the books have been out of print for several years, the projects follow classic designs and are still fresh-looking. The book also offers a number of useful sidebars on box making techniques that readers can apply to all their work. And, projects such as the triangle box, will teach readers how to work with unique shapes.
  • AIMZA
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    Hybrid woodworking is incredibly gratifying if for only the fact that there are no wasted motions. We let the power tools do the grunt work, while taking our time to finesse the work with our hand tools. It truly is the best of both worlds and it is a method that is incredibly appealing to the modern woodworker.
  • ATKXM
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    This is an inspirational compilation of projects and plans from "Furniture and Cabinetmaking" magazine, offering practical guidance, refreshing and innovative approaches and tricks of the trade. It includes 30 varied projects that range from a simple dining table to a grand, more ambitious Robert Adams-style breakfront bookcase, and cover all tastes and abilities. Plus each appealing project is fully explained and complemented with fine photography and detailed plans.Mark is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and the Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen, he exhibits his work widely and his designs have featured in numerous books and magazines.
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    Japanese-style shoji screens are translucent, wooden-lattice panels that subtly transform light and space and add an elegant touch to any decor. This book contains all the information you need to design and make shoji for your own home or apartment. Features* Notes on aesthetics and design fundamentals* Complete how-to guide covering basic construction methods, screen materials, and wood selection* Home projects, including window inserts, sliding and hanging screens, glass panel shoji, double- and single-sided shoji, skylight shoji, decorative