Handbook of Practical Woodworking Techniques

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Sterling Publishing Company, 1999 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages
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Packed with information, advice, and hundreds of illustrations, this is a perfect handy one-volume reference for all woodworkers. Every aspect is covered, including project planning and materials, tool selection and use, step-by-step project making, and finishing. Find out how to choose and care for hand tools, and how and when portable power tools can be used. Become familiar with stationary power equipment such as table saws and lathes. Important safety measures are emphasized throughout, and tips are included to make shopping for tools and materials as easy as possible. A unique chapter on the project-making process offers novices a rational, well-thought-out approach for any piece, and information on how large furniture projects are handled is also included. Detailed guidelines on selecting and applying finishes complete this must-have workshop "tool." The author lives in San Rafael, CA. 224 pages, 449 b/w illus., 8 x 10.

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Contents

PROJECT PLANNING
7
THE MATERIAL OF CHOICE
13
LUMBERBUYING GUIDELINES
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