Basic Woodworking: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

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Stackpole Books, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 73 pages
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  • A fully illustrated introduction to hand and machine tools
  • Detailed, step-by-step guidance on essential woodworking techniques
  • Instructions for several complete projects plus it covers finishing, staining, and painting

    The history of woodworking spans cultures and millennia, and each year more and more people take up this exciting and challenging craft. Illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, Basic Woodworking helps beginners learn the fundamentals of working with wood and avoid frustration and injury in the process. Following a complete introduction to both hand tools and woodworking machines, the book guides readers step-by-step, from start to finish, through several simple projects--including a cutting board, peg shelf, and step stool--and, along the way, builds a foundation of knowledge by teaching the essential skills that will serve them in future woodworking endeavors.

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    Cheryl Sobun is a professional writer, editor, writing tutor, and photographer. She currently resides in Pennsylvania.

    Alan Wycheck is a concrete specialist and former partner in The SO Factory, a concrete design company. He is also an award-winning photographer and lives in central Pennsylvania.

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