The Complete Manual of Woodworking

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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 tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique—jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more.

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Overview

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 tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique—jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more.

Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679766117
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 178,365
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 10.15 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Wood the Raw Material
How trees grow 10
Converting wood 12
Selecting wood 14
The properties of wood 15
Softwoods of the world 16
Hardwoods of the world 20
Veneers 30
Types of veneer 32
Man-made boards 34
Chapter 2 Designing in Wood
The design process 40
Designing for safety 42
Designing with wood in mind 43
Designing for appearance 44
Principles of chair construction 50
Principles of table construction 55
Storage-unit construction 61
Making plans 74
Chapter 3 Hand Tools
Measuring & marking tools 76
Handsaws 80
Backsaws 83
Curve-cutting saws 84
Japanese saws 86
Bench planes 88
Rabbet planes 92
Block planes 93
Japanese planes 94
Specialized planes 95
Plow & combination planes 96
Chisels & gouges 98
Mortise chisels 100
Japanese chisels 101
Sharpening stones 102
Grinders 106
Spokeshaves 108
Drawknives 109
Scrapers 110
Wood rasps & files 111
Drills & braces 112
Hammers 115
Mallets 116
Screwdrivers 118
Clamps 120
Chapter 4 Power Tools
Power drills 124
Jigsaws 128
Circular saws 132
Biscuit jointers 136
Portable planers 138
Routers 140
Sanders 147
Workcenters 151
Chapter 5 Machine Tools
Table saws 156
Radial-arm saws 164
Band saws 172
Powered scroll saws 178
Planers 180
Mortising attachments 186
Drill presses 188
Stationary sanders 190
Lathes 192
Universal machines 204
Chapter 6 Home Workshops
Home workshops 210
Planning a shop 211
Workbenches and accessories 212
Health and safety in the workshop 214
Chapter 7 Joinery
Butt joints 216
Rabbet joints 218
Lap joints 219
Edge-to-edge joints 222
Housing joints 224
Mortise & tenon joints 226
Bridle joints 235
Dowel joints 236
Dovetail joints 238
Board joints 246
Chapter 8 Bending Wood
Kerfing 250
Steam bending 251
Laminated bending 254
Chapter 9 Veneering and Marquetry
Tools for veneering 258
Groundwork 259
Preparing veneer 260
Caul veneering 262
Hand veneering 263
Bandings & inlays 265
Marquetry 267
Parquetry 269
Chapter 10 Wood Carving
Carving chisels and gouges 272
Carver's mallets and adzes 274
Woods for carving 275
Holding the work 276
Making wood carvings 278
Relief carving 279
Carving in the round 280
Chip carving 281
Chapter 11 Finishing Wood
Preparing the surface 284
Bleaching and staining 286
French polish 288
Lacquer, varnish and paint 290
Spraying wood finishes 292
Oil and wax 294
Chapter 12 Other Materials
Metal 296
Glass 298
Marble 299
Leather 300
Chapter 13 Supplies & Fittings
Woodworking adhesives 302
Wood screws 304
Nails 305
Hinges 306
Knock-down fittings 308
Locks and catches 309
Stays and handles 310
Reference Section: Glossary & Index
Glossary of terms 311
Index 315
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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    A great book for reference

    It's a great book for reference, but too bad that it's not in hard cover,
    which won't last so long in the shop.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Very informative.

    Great read for someone looking for comprehensive info.

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