The all-in-one woodworking guide for serious amateurs. A Complete Guide to Basic Woodworking gives beginning and intermediate do-it-yourselfers everything needed to become successful woodworkers-from tips on choosing and using tablesaws and other tools, to complete plans for a variety of useful woodworking projects. While most books on woodworking aim for the needs of accomplished woodworkers, this book is ideal for the beginner entering this fast-growing and rewarding hobby. It includes more than 600 color photos and illustrations that leave nothing to chance. Blended with time-tested standard woodworking techniques, readers will find information on the newest tool models and accessories. The project plans make use of innovative, time-saving hardware products to create elegant, professional-looking projects with ease. Provides an all-in-one guide perfect for woodworkers who are enthusiastic but not yet fully experienced. Includes a comprehensive guide to choosing and using basic power tools. Project plan section includes complete plan drawings, cutting lists, and directions for 15 versatile projects for the home.
The Complete Guide to Materials, Tools and Techniques: 20 Step-By-Step Projects
Author: Alan Bridgewater
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Prolific and internationally acclaimed authors Alan and Gill Bridgewater have created the ultimate reference guide for novices and experienced woodworkers alike. Keen DIYers will find easy-to-follow diagrams and information on every aspect of woodworking, from wood types to setting up a workspace to selecting and operating tools and machines. This ideal sourcebook covers techniques as diverse as measuring and marking wood, steambending, and cutting joints. And new skills will quickly be put to use with 20 beautiful projects that range from beginner to advanced levels, and from traditional to contemporary styling. An elegant inlaid coffee table, a sweet child's rocking horse, and a retro drinks trolley?there's something here for every avid woodworker.
Woodworking is Timeless Things change, to be sure, and woodworking is no exception. New tools come on the market, older tools are upgraded and a number of new, finely made hand tools are now available. Regardless of the subtle changes, the basic principles used by woodworkers have remained constant. The novice woodworker can produce satisfactory work following these unchanging woodworking traditions and using just some basic tools. Once these lessons are learned, all woodworking tasks are only a short step away. Power tools can take much of the drudgery out of woodworking, hand tools bring you closer to your work to teach you the characteristics of wood and how to make the most of the material. This book offers all the knowledge needed to get started in woodworking. All of the joints, jigs, methods, techniques and processes that have stood the test of time are included (along with a number of basic projects to practice the techniques). Woodworking offers enough variety to satisfy the widest range of tastes and inclinations. Let this book be your guide for whatever direction you want your work to take.
From learning about the right tools for the right jobs to looking at a plan and beginning your own project, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Woodworking teaches the novice woodworker all there is to know about this wonderful hobby. This step-by-step book takes you through the workshop, whether it's a shed in the backyard or a three-foot space in a one-bedroom apartment, showing you how to create beautiful pieces of furniture and decorative items with the right tools. You'll learn how to set up a workspace, buy hand and power tools, set goals within a realistic budget, work with plans and put the finishing touches on your project. Basic plans for a variety of projects are included.
Want to get into woodworking but don't know where to start? Then this is the book for you. Designer-maker-teacher Chris Tribe walks you through the processes step-by-step, answering all your questions along the way. What tools do you need? How do you use them? What wood should you use and where can you get it from? And how do you give it that professional finish? You will find out all about setting up a workshop, mastering the essential woodworking techniques and making and finishing some specially designed projects to put your new skills into practice. Chris's detailed instructions will show you how to use hand tools as well as portable power tools. And his `troubleshooting' clinics that appear throughout the book will explain what to do if things don't turn out as expected and how to get your project back on track.
The latest edition in a series of woodworking reference books provides comprehensive coverage of woodworking fundamentals, including 1,200 easy-to-follow photographs and drawings. 12,500 first printing.