Basic Woodworking

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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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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Planing Techniques
Clamping Techniques
Hanging and Fastening Techniques

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About the author (1997)

James Summers is lecturer at the University of Lancaster, where he lectures in international law, peoples' rights and the law of international institutions.

Mark Ramuz is the editor of Traditional Woodworker magazine. He specializes in step-by-step projects for the beginning woodworker. Mark lives in Surrey, England.

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