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Woodworking Machines (Back to Basics): Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker [NOOK Book]

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Woodworking should be a fun and fulfilling hobby. Bypass the overwhelming overload of woodworking information available, and get Back to Basics with the core information you need to succeed. This new series offers a clear road map of fundamental woodworking knowledge on sixteen essential topics. In Woodworking Machines, you'll learn what is important to know now and what can be left for later. Best of all, the information is presented in the plain-spoken language you'd hear from...
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Overview

Woodworking should be a fun and fulfilling hobby. Bypass the overwhelming overload of woodworking information available, and get Back to Basics with the core information you need to succeed. This new series offers a clear road map of fundamental woodworking knowledge on sixteen essential topics. In Woodworking Machines, you'll learn what is important to know now and what can be left for later. Best of all, the information is presented in the plain-spoken language you'd hear from a trusted friend or relative.
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Editorial Reviews

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.

Woodworking Machines
In this book you'll find general introductions to stationary machines, portable power tool and blade and bit sharpening, along with detailed chapters on the table saw, band saw, radial arm saw, drill press and jointer. Almost as an afterthought these is a small section on ''other tools'', including scroll saws, sanders and air compressors.
There is barley a mention of planers (2 pages), and nothing on miter saws. The section on radial arm saws is a bit strange - there aren't many models available, they're expensive, and I can't imagine a novice woodworking including one as a first purchase. Nonetheless, the content is good, and it''s certainly worth a read if you're new to woodworking machinery.
- ToolReviews.ca

— Carl DuGuay

GordGraff.com

A well tuned piece of woodworking machinery not only performs well, it’s safer to use. When was the last time you gave your table saw a tune up……………….. Do you know how? If you’re unsure how to maintain your woodworking machinery, this book is for you. Not only does this book cover in detail how to maintain and adjust your woodworking machinery, it also includes maintenance tips for portable power tools. There is also a chapter on sharpening blades and router bits. This book also includes several jigs and methods for getting the most out of your woodworking machinery.

There is an excellent chapter on the table saw, its maintenance and a number of tips on the proper use of this piece of equipment. Some of the machinery covered in the book are, table saw, band saw, jointer, router, circular saw, radial arm saw, drill press, mortiser, wood lathe, shaper, scroll saw, etc. - GordGraff.com

— Gord Graff

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607650508
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Back To Basics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 40 MB
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Meet the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist, an editor, and a writer who specializes in woodworking and furniture making. He is a former editor in chief for Fine Woodworking magazine and the 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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Table of Contents

 Introduction Chapter 1: Table Saw

*Anatomy of a table saw

*Setting up

*Safety

*Table saw blades

*Ripping

*Crosscutting

*Angle cuts

*Dado cuts

*Moldings

*Table saw joinery

Chapter 2: Radial Arm Saw

*Anatomy of a radial arm saw

*Selling up

*Radial arm saw blades and accessories

*Safety

*Crosscutting

*Angle cuts

*Ripping

*Dado cuts

*Moldings

*Radial arm saw joinery

Chapter 3: Band Saw

*Anatomy of a band saw

*Selling up

*Safety

*Band saw blades

*Culling curves

*Straight cuts

*Angle and taper cuts

*Culling duplicate pieces

*Band saw joinery

Chapter 4: Drill Press

*Anatomy of a drill press

*Setting up and safety

*Bits and accessories *Straight and angled holes

*Dowels, plugs and tenons

*Mortising techniques

*The drill press as sander

Chapter 5: Jointer

*Anatomy of a jointer

*Selling up and safety

*Jointer knives

*Jointing

*Salvaging warped stock

*Rabbets, chamfers and tapers

*Planer

Glossary

Index

 

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