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Woodworking
     

Woodworking

by John Kelsey
 

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Take Pride in Saying, I Made That! Building wooden things with your hands is easy and lots of fun. All it takes is a "can-do" attitude, the right tools, a little bit of practice - and the skills you'll learn with this book! With clear plans, step-by-step photographs, and easy-to-folow instructions especially designed for kids, you'll be amazed how simple and exciting

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Take Pride in Saying, I Made That! Building wooden things with your hands is easy and lots of fun. All it takes is a "can-do" attitude, the right tools, a little bit of practice - and the skills you'll learn with this book! With clear plans, step-by-step photographs, and easy-to-folow instructions especially designed for kids, you'll be amazed how simple and exciting it is to hammer a nail, drill holes, and cut wood as you build 21 great projects. You'll also learn how to work safely, how to pick the right wood for your project, and how to use hand-tools with confidence!

Editorial Reviews

Mother Earth News
Whether you'd like to help a youngster get started with woodworking or learn the basics yourself, [this book] is a good investment. This is a great introduction to woodworking, even for adults.
Make magazine
Long ago, my parents enrolled me in a kids' woodworking class, and it was transformative for this bookish little girl. Not everyone has access to such a class anymore (or a parent who knows their way around a shop), but this book just might fill the gap.
Pack-O-Fun Magazine
This book is great at teaching kids how to read drawings, measure, transfer dimensions, and construct a variety of designs using basic hardware tools. Great step-by-steps for beginners, too!
Woodshop News
An easy to understand guide written for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12. It includes step by step instructions and plenty of color photography.
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"Long ago, my parents enrolled me in a kids' woodworking class, and it was transformative for this bookish little girl. Not everyone has access to such a class anymore (or a parent who knows their way around a shop), but this book just might fill the gap." —"Make "magazine ...an easy to understand guide written for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12. It includes step-by-step instructions and plenty of color photography... - Woodshop News This is the first good book I've seen for young woodworkers. - Scott Phillips, Host of PBS American Woodshop This book is great at teaching kids how to read drawings, measure and transfer dimensions, and construct a variety of designs using basic hardware tools. Great step-by-steps for beginners, too! Make a toolbox, birdhouse, or even a racecar! - Pack-O-Fun Whether you’d like to help a youngster get started with woodworking or learn the basics yourself, Kid Crafts: Woodworking, by John Kelsey, is a good investment. The book is divided into four chapters: “All About Wood,” “Woodworking Supplies,” “Tools” and “Projects.” Clear plans, numerous photos and step-by-step instructions make the book easy to understand. The projects can be built with simple hand tools and range from fun (toys and a birdhouse) to practical (a toolbox, bookshelf and picture frame). This is a great introduction to woodworking, even for adults. - Mother Earth News Kid Crafts Woodworking starts at the very beginning, with short sections on, among other things, the properties of wood, gluing and metal fasteners. Nothing long or boring, just the basics, for a kid-length attention span. - Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Woodworking is designed to appeal to children between 9 and 12, but dads looking for a fun review of their junior high shop class will enjoy it too.  - Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607650218
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Kidcrafts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
104
File size:
26 MB
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What People are Saying About This

Doug Stowe
A great book, hands down. (Doug Stowe, master woodworker and author, Box Making)
Scott Phillips
This is the first good book I've seen for young woodworkers. (Scott Phillips, television host, The American Woodshop)

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, the author of Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn and Kid Crafts: Woodworking, and the editorial director for Fox Chapel Publishing.

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