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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 (first published in 2002)
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This comprehensive guide on woodworking covers everything you need to know to become a master woodworker. From setting up your shop, understanding tools, and basic design principles to practicing essential woodworking techniques and completing 40 detailed plans for home accessories, furnishings, outdoor projects, and workshop projects. With over 1,200 full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions, woodworkers of all levels can enhance their skills and learn something new!
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Good Clean Fun
Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Nick Offerman - 2016-10-18
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Discover the passionate discipline of woodworking with Good Clean Fun. Join Nick Offerman and his crew of champions at their real-life woodshop as they share their experiences, offering personal and accessible instructions for a variety of skill levels. From fine handcrafted furniture to fun items such as kazoos and mustache combs, this book provides inspiration and guidance for making your own projects. With mouth-watering color photos and humorous essays, Good Clean Fun is an entertaining and informative read for both woodworking veterans and novices alike.
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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 - 2019-03-01
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Discover the ultimate guide to becoming a master woodworker! This comprehensive book features over 1,000 full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions to help you learn how to create stunning woodworking projects. From setting up a workshop to finishing techniques, this book covers it all. With 41 complete home furnishing project plans included, you'll be able to put your new skills to work right away!
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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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Discover a vast collection of woodworking tips and techniques from fellow woodworkers all over the globe with this impressive book. Featuring over 730 reader-written and shop-tested tips, each one is accompanied by a clear photo illustration for easy understanding. Don't miss a chance to expand your woodworking knowledge with more tips available in recent issues.
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The Joint Book
The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery
Terrie Noll - 2009-03-21 (first published in 2003)
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Learn everything you need to know about choosing the right woodworking joint with The Joint Book. This ultimate workshop reference offers over 70 step-by-step, illustrated instructions for crafting every basic joint in every joint family, plus a range of joint variations and helpful jigs. An introductory section details proper joint selection, and includes characteristics of various woods, joints, and adhesives. You'll find quick-reference guides as well as instructions for hand and power tools.
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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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Build Your Dream Home with DIY Furniture: Enjoy beautiful and modern furnishings in your house without breaking the bank! From beds and chairs to play tables and organizers, Ana White's collection of woodworking projects is perfect for any home. This guide has 34 versatile furniture plans suitable for all skill levels, with easy-to-follow instructions, costs, and time estimates for every project. Using off-the-shelf lumber and basic equipment, you can create quality furniture for every room in your home. Don't know where to start? Ana shares everything she has learned as a young mom on a tight budget who has inspired millions of homemakers with her creative and practical designs. Say goodbye to expensive store-bought furniture and hello to your DIY dream home!
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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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Learn the entire art and craft of woodworking with this classic guide, featuring over 1,800 detailed diagrams, photos and instructions. Covering everything from hardwoods and softwoods to hand tool use and woodworking techniques like jointing and laminating, this authoritative book is perfect for every skill level, from beginner to advanced woodworkers.
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Woodworking For Dummies
Jeff Strong - 2003-10-17
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Learn everything you need to know about working with wood in Woodworking For Dummies. From the different types of wood to choosing the right tools, this guide covers all the basics of woodworking, including safety precautions and working with joints. With detailed illustrations and how-to photos, this book is perfect for both novice woodworkers and those looking to advance their skills. Create beautiful, personalized pieces for your home with confidence and ease.
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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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Discover the art of woodworking with this insightful guide. Instagram sensation Mike Pekovich explores the importance of creating meaningful and useful objects that add a sense of quality to our lives. He delves into the basics of woodworking, from choosing the right lumber to finishing surfaces. Learn simple techniques to build long-lasting furniture and cabinets that are worth the effort it takes to make them.
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Working Wood 1 & 2
the Artisan Course with Paul Sellers
Paul Sellers - 2011-01-01
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Master woodworker and craftsman Paul Sellers distills his 47 years of experience into a comprehensive course in hand tool woodworking in Working Wood 1 & 2. The series introduces the mantra of "sharpness, accuracy, technique" with a focus on essential joints and hand tools before moving on to hand-built projects and mastering core skills. With over 800 color photos, diagrams, and illustrations, every technique is clearly explained and discussed. Whether a beginner or advanced woodworker, this series provides invaluable insights and skills to make hundreds of projects and develop the confidence of a real artisan.