Functional and decorative wooden objects can be crafted by beginners with this superbly illustrated workshop guide. Following the clear instructions set forth in these pages, even complete novices will know the satisfaction of turning raw wood into beautiful and useful objects for the home. To help readers select materials, the book begins with a directory of woods, then presents a thorough rundown of the tools on the market. Basic skills for using these tools to produce high-quality work are covered next, with excellent color photographs demonstrating each technique in close-up detail. Specific step-by-step projects include easy constructions, from bookcases and garden benches to birdhouses and simple toys. Do-it-yourselfers will especially benefit from this book's simple variations that tailor projects to specific tastes.
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abrasive paper adhesive angle Assembling back panel back saw bar clamps base battens bench plane blade block plane boards bolt braces bradawl C-clamps carcass chisel Clamping techniques clean combination square components countersunk clearance holes cutting line dowel joints dowelling pins drill and bits Drilling techniques edges end frames end grain face finishing techniques flat flush glue glued half-lap joints hammer hardwood hinge IMark jigsaw legs lengths of softwood lumber mallet marking gauge marking techniques Measuring and marking miter box mortise mortise and tenon moulding nails NEED CUTTING LIST offcut panel saw pencil piece of wood pilot holes Planing techniques plywood position posts Power drill PROJECT PLANNER rabbet rails right-angles Sanding and finishing Sawing techniques screw screwdriver seepages shelf shelves slots straightedge strips sure surface techniques see pages template tenon thickness timber try square uprights varnish vertical wallplug waste side width woodworking workbench workpiece