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Woodworker's Guide to Joinery (Back to Basics): Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker
     

Woodworker's Guide to Joinery (Back to Basics): Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker

by John Kelsey
 

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Get Back to Basics with the core information you need to succeed. Learn what is important to know in Woodworker's Guide to Joinery from Butt Joints, Miter Joints, and Lap and Groove Joints, to Mortise-and-Tenon, Dovetail, and Box Joints. Learn how to master the various families of joinery - from themost basic butt joints to half-blind dovetails, tongue-and -groove

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Get Back to Basics with the core information you need to succeed. Learn what is important to know in Woodworker's Guide to Joinery from Butt Joints, Miter Joints, and Lap and Groove Joints, to Mortise-and-Tenon, Dovetail, and Box Joints. Learn how to master the various families of joinery - from themost basic butt joints to half-blind dovetails, tongue-and -groove joints, and beyond.

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ToolReviews.ca

Back to Basics Series

While the subtitle, ''Straight Talk for Today''s Woodworker'', for the ''Back to Basics'' series might imply that these books are designed for all woodworkers, they are, in my view, particularly relevant for novice woodworkers.

The authors rely largely on illustrations, and these are, in general, quite good. Almost every topic is accompanied by at least one illustration. The authors clearly have a good grasp of their respective subjects and know how to explain both simple and complex concepts clearly...these books contain a lot of reliable information that any novice woodworker will benefit from.

Woodworker's Guide to Joinery
This is a fundamental topic in woodworking, as without knowing the basics of joinery you aren't going to manage to put together much of anything. The author begins with a primer on joinery, and includes a useful table showing the types of joinery that are appropriate for solid wood, plywood and particleboard construction.
There is also a chart showing adhesive characteristics and typical uses. The rest of the book covers joints - butt, miter, lap and groove, mortise and tenon, dovetail, and box. For each joint the author tells you what it''s typically used for, and how to make the joint. Lots of good information here, and several useful jigs
. - ToolReviews.ca

— Carl DuGuay

GordGraff.com

Excellent joinery skills are paramount when it comes to woodworking and every woodworker must be able to execute precision joinery skills where needed. This book not only covers a myriad of woodworking joints and their variations, it explains how to become proficient at making them. It also includes countless tips on successful joinery through the use of shop built and store bought jigs. Gluing and clamping techniques are discussed along with joint stress and how to deal with it. How to cut perfect fitting joinery on the table saw, table mounted or hand held router or even by hand, it’s all covered here, presented in a clear and concise manner with hundreds of illustrations.

This book happens to be my favorite of this series and one that I’m constantly going back to. - GordGraff.com

— Gord Graff

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607650492
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Back To Basics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
40 MB
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Meet the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist, an editor, and a writer specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at the Taunton Press. He is author of several woodworking books, including Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn, and Kid Crafts: Woodworking. He currently serves as the Editorial Director for Fox Chapel Publishing.

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