Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Basic Woodworking: Skills and Projects Every Woodworker Needs

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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 ...

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589231795
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Weekend Woodworker Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.81 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.
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Table of Contents

A Complete Guide to Woodworking contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Developing a Home Workshop

  • Choosing a Shop Space
  • Setting Up Shop
  • Safety Overview
Chapter 2: Purchasing Tools
  • Handtools
  • Power Saws
  • Routers
  • Planers
  • Jointers
  • Sanders
  • Drills
Chapter 3: Wood Basics
  • Hardwoods vs. Softwoods
  • Choosing What to Use
  • How Lumber is Cut, Seasoned & Sized
  • Typical Lumber Defects
  • Storing Lumber
  • Sheet Goods Overview
Chapter 4: Project Planning
  • Deciding What to Build
  • From Ideas to Sketches
  • Drafting Scale Drawings
  • Developing Shopping & Cutting Lists
  • Surfacing Lumber
Chapter 5: Preparing Parts
  • Layout
  • Making Basic Cuts
  • Drilling Holes
  • Creating Patterns
  • Creating Edges
Chapter 6: Putting the Pieces Together
  • Making Joints
  • Sanding Basics
  • Glue & Clamping Basics
  • Dry-fitting & Staging
  • Installing Nails & Screws
Chapter 7: Adding a Finish
  • Preparing Surfaces for Finishing
  • Coloring Wood with Stains
  • Applying Stains
  • Applying a Topcoat
Chapter 8: Woodworking Projects
  • Utility Cabinets
  • Built-in Shelves
  • Entertainment Center
  • Kitchen Island
  • Wall Cabinet
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Armoire
  • Blanket Chest
  • Corner Display Case
  • Glass Door Display Case
Index
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