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Woodworking from the Scrap Pile: 20 Projects to Make
     

Woodworking from the Scrap Pile: 20 Projects to Make

by Derek Jones
 

Every woodshop has a collection of offcuts that have been saved because they will come in handy one day. When you see the enticing projects presented in this book you will know that that day has come! All the projects in this book can be made using pieces of wood from the scrap pile and can be tackled by woodworkers with a range of skill levels. Ranging from a

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Every woodshop has a collection of offcuts that have been saved because they will come in handy one day. When you see the enticing projects presented in this book you will know that that day has come! All the projects in this book can be made using pieces of wood from the scrap pile and can be tackled by woodworkers with a range of skill levels. Ranging from a simple serving platter to a beautiful bird box, there is a project to suit every level of expertise and every carefully saved piece of lumber you’ve squirreled away. All projects are explained in a clear and straightforward way, with step-by-step photos. There is also a guide to the tools and materials you will need, plus the basic techniques.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
01/01/2014
This book offers several smaller projects that take advantage of wood leftovers. Woodworker and author (French Polishing: Finishing and Restoring Using Traditional Techniques) Jones provides a mix of familiar and novel designs. From the necessary tools and equipment discussed, it is clear that this book is for the experienced woodworker with a fully equipped shop. Readers will also find instructions for a couple of jigs to complete some projects. While there are very strong illustrations and step-by-step directions here, Jones skimps on some parts, such as technique. Projects vary: standouts include a cookbook easel, a desk organizer, and a meat tenderizer, but a wooden desk lamp, sans electrical wiring, is an odd addition. VERDICT The mix of unique and pedestrian projects is elevated by the quality of illustrations and construction details. This volume assumes knowledge of method and implements, despite the author's belief that those skills can be learned here. Though this work has some flaws, overall, it would certainly add variety to woodworking project collections. Recommended for seasoned woodworkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627100267
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
681,098
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Derek Jones began his career in the woodworking industry as an apprentice to a cabinetmaker, learning on the job the meticulous skills needed for fine furniture making. He later took on his own furniture commissions and is now the editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine. Derek is also the author of French Polishing and Bird, Bee & Bug Houses.

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