Popular Mechanics Workshop: Band Saw Fundamentals: The Complete Guide

Popular Mechanics Workshop: Band Saw Fundamentals: The Complete Guide

by Rick Peters
     
 

Woodworkers trust Popular Mechanics to give them the information they need—and the Workshop series, written by respected DIY author Rick Peters, has proven especially invaluable. Each title covers a single tool in depth, with hundreds of photos, detailed instructions, charts, and sidebars. This new entry covers every aspect of the always

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Woodworkers trust Popular Mechanics to give them the information they need—and the Workshop series, written by respected DIY author Rick Peters, has proven especially invaluable. Each title covers a single tool in depth, with hundreds of photos, detailed instructions, charts, and sidebars. This new entry covers every aspect of the always practical band saw, from choosing the right one (be it portable or bench-top, open or closed base) to basic and advanced techniques. Find out about its capabilities, different motors, and useful accessories, as well as how to make a variety of simple and compound cuts. See how to construct shop-made jigs and fixtures, and maintain the saw for long life. Beautiful projects include a dovetailed stool, cabriole leg table, and herringbone jewelry. 

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"Simple but elegant sample projects...A recommended purchase for any woodworking collection." —Library Journal
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A band saw is a primary tool in any shop's collection of power tools. Peters, a tool expert and author of numerous books on power tools, continues the "Popular Mechanics Workshop" series by introducing the basics of the band saw (e.g., varieties, function, and components). He makes brand and model recommendations for purchase, especially noting their ease of use, adjustability, and any extra features. This information is great for consumers, but it could also serve to date the book. Peters professionally guides novices through tool use, safety measures, and remedial cuts then continues with more advanced techniques. Simple but elegant sample projects, from a letter opener to a stool, finish the book. A recommended purchase for any woodworking collection. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588165220
Publisher:
Hearst Books
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Popular Mechanics Workshop Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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