Workshop Shortcuts for Woodworkers

Workshop Shortcuts for Woodworkers

by Graham McCulloch
     
 
For warmth, versatility and sheer beauty, few materials can match the appeal of wood, and few hobbies are as satisfying as woodworking. The multitude of tools and machines offered, however, can be daunting, and learning proper techniques can be an expensive, time-consuming process. Now the learning curve can be dramatically reduced with the proven advice offered here.

Overview

For warmth, versatility and sheer beauty, few materials can match the appeal of wood, and few hobbies are as satisfying as woodworking. The multitude of tools and machines offered, however, can be daunting, and learning proper techniques can be an expensive, time-consuming process. Now the learning curve can be dramatically reduced with the proven advice offered here. You'll get strategies for determining electrical needs, tips for lighting, ventilation and dust control, and maximizing storage. Other topics covered include choosing the right hand tools and machines that match both your skill level and projects, using epoxies and other adhesives, special techniques for nailing, cutting and staining lumber, workshop safety, and more. The hundreds of tips featured here are sure to help any woodworker get more out of every minute spent enjoying this wonderful lifelong hobby.

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Library Journal
Most woodworkers are self-taught, so tips and tricks of the trade are popular; nearly every woodworking magazine has a section featuring reader submissions. McCulloch, a woodworker with over 60 years' experience, presents literally hundreds of ways for craftspeople to make their lives easier. Nearly every subject is covered, including tools (plus accessories, care, and use), lumber, safety, measuring, finishing, adhesives, and the transport of awkward materials. Most woodworkers will already know some of these things, but there is something new here for everyone (e.g., 15 seconds in a microwave will restore the adhesive on old masking tape). Color photos and illustrations supplement the text as needed, and a glossary defines a number of useful terms. This title will prove popular and should be part of all woodworking collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806993959
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.60(d)

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