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The Complete Book of Woodworking
Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips (Landauer) More Than 40 Projects with Detailed, Easy-to-Follow Plans and Over 200 Photos
Tom Carpenter - 2001-10-01
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The Complete Book of Woodworking is a comprehensive guide to help you become a master woodworker and have a house full of hand-made furnishings to show for the effort! Set up shop, understand the tools, learn the principles of basic design, and practice essential woodworking techniques as you complete 40 detailed plans for home accessories, furnish...
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Good Clean Fun
Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Nick Offerman - 2016-10-18
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After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he's known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick ...
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Woodworking
The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Skills, Techniques, and Projects (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1,200 Photos & Illustrations, 41 Complete Plans, Easy-to-Follow Diagrams & Expert Guidance
Tom Carpenter - 2019-05-13
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Get the expert guidance you need to become a master woodworker! With 448 pages, more than 1,000 lavish full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to walk you through each and every phase of the process, Woodworking outstrips all competitors in affordability, accessibility, and comprehensiveness. From setting up...
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Great Book of Woodworking Tips
Over 650 Ingenious Workshop Tips, Techniques, and Secrets from the Experts at American Woodworker (Fox Chapel Publishing) Shop-Tested and Photo-Illustrated
Randy Johnson - 2012-04-01
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World’s biggest collection of reader-written, shop-tested, photo-illustrated woodworking tips and techniques.  One, two or three to a page. 730 total, more available in recent issues....
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The Handbuilt Home
34 Simple Stylish and Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects for Every Room
Ana White - 2012-10-09
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Create a Beautiful, Modern Home with One-of-a-Kind DIY FurnitureBeds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and D...
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The Joint Book
The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery
Terrie Noll - 2003-01-01
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The Joint Book is the ultimate workshop reference, giving woodworkers all the knowledge they need to choose the right joint for the job. It also features step-by-step, illustrated instructions for making over 70 joints, including mortise and tenon joints, dovetails, miters and more. In short, it covers every basic joint in every joint family -- inc...
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The Complete Manual of Woodworking
A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert
Albert Jackson - 1996-12-03 (first published in 1989)
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With more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, this authoritative guide encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking. Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, it has become a classic. It includes a discussion of all the principal hardwoods and softwoods, how to choose and use hand t...
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Woodworking For Dummies
Jeff Strong - 2003-10-31
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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 m...
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Working Wood 1 & 2
the Artisan Course with Paul Sellers
Paul Sellers - 2011-01-01
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This series represents the distilled experience and knowledge, developed over 47 years, of Woodworker and Master Craftsman, Paul Sellers. His remarkable journey saw him learn his trade as a traditional apprentice in England during in the 1960s, and then progress, many years later, to design and make furniture for American Presidents. The clarity of...
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The Why & How of Woodworking
A Simple Approach to Making Meaningful Work
Michael Pekovich - 2018-09-18
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The Why and How of Woodworking reflects the growing appreciation for the handmade, a movement toward simplifying and uncluttering. There is a growing understanding of the need to fill our lives with meaningful and useful objects. How can woodworkers answer that call? Instagram sensation Mike Pekovich explains how to make work that is worth the time...