The Complete Book of Woodworking: An Illustrated Guide to Tools and Techniques

The Complete Book of Woodworking: An Illustrated Guide to Tools and Techniques

by Jack McConnell

Paperback

$24.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585743322
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Series: Complete
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 9.52(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction8
1The Home Workshop9
Location and size10
Layout of the workshop12
The workbench14
Safety, noise, and dust extraction16
2Hand Tools17
Measuring and marking tools18
Chisels20
Planes22
Tuning edge tools24
Sharpening edge tools26
Bench saws28
Assembly tools: Hand clamps, bar clamps30
Assembly tools: Hammers and screwdrivers32
3Power Tools33
Bandsaws34
Table saws36
Jointers and planers38
Routers40
Portable saws42
Drills and mortising machines44
Sanders46
Combination machines48
4Basic Techniques49
Lumber selection50
The first step in preparing lumber52
Machining edges and cutting to width54
Marking out for accuracy56
Hand planing surfaces and edges58
Using handsaws accurately60
Using chisels64
Hand planing across end grain68
Cutting to length70
The router72
Drilling, milling, and mortising76
Shaping, bending, and laminating78
5Fittings81
Handles and pulls82
Door stops, catches, latches, and hinges84
Fitting butt hinges86
Fitting self-closing surface hinges88
6Finishing89
Preparation90
Materials and methods of finishing92
Safety96
7Joints and Jointmaking97
Lap joints98
Glass-topped table (project)102
Dowel joints and biscuit joints108
CD storage box (project)112
Mortise-and-tenon joints116
Workbench (project)122
Miter joints130
Mirror frame (project)134
Housing joints138
Bookcase (project)142
Dovetail joints148
Breakfast tray (project)154
8Design and Drawing161
An introduction to design162
Sketching and drawing techniques164
Two sample design briefs166
9Veneering169
Basic tools and equipment170
Preparing and laying veneer172
Parquetry shelf and wall mirror (project)175
10Woodturning177
Turning tools and equipment178
Faceplate and spindle turning180
Turned wooden bowl (project)182
11Woodcarving185
Tools, equipment, and lumber186
General carving techniques188
Scallop box (project)190
12Woods and Materials193
Characteristics of hardwoods and softwoods194
Seasoning and conversion196
Sawing methods and choosing wood198
Buying wood and avoiding lumber defects200
Board materials204
Veneers206
Glues for woodworking207
Environmental considerations208
13Plans209
Glass-topped table210
CD storage box212
Workbench214
Mirror216
Bookcase217
Breakfast tray218
Parquetry shelf and wall mirror220
Turned wooden bowl222
Scallop box223
Glossary225
Index228
Acknowledgments232

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