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Handplane Essentials, Revised & Expanded
Handplane Essentials, Revised & Expanded
Hardcover      ISBN: 1440349509
Everything you need to use your handplanes

No woodworking tool is more satisfying, quick and precise to use than a handplane. Planes can process timber in its rough state, bring boards up to a glimmering smoothness, cut rabbets, dados, grooves and other joints, and trim wood with a precision that has yet to be matched by power tools.

Yet many woodworkers--both beginners and professionals--are intimidated by handplanes. This book is here to set the record straight.

Handplane Essentials contains everything you need to choose the right plane for your project (and for your budget), sharpen it and use it successfully. Compiled from more than 15 years of the author's writings on the subject of handplanes in magazines, trade journals and blogs, this book is an indispensable guide for woodworkers. This revised edition includes 14 new articles as well as new and updated tool reviews.
Woodworking: Traditional Craft for Modern Living
Traditional Craft for Modern Living
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611806585
Rustic Italian style meets Scandinavian design in this stunning collection of simple woodworking projects.

Woodworking husband-and-wife duo Andrea Brugi and Samina Langholz invite you into their magical world, where their Scandinavian sensibility for clean design is balanced with organic and aged imperfection inspired by their Tuscan home. Discover some of their key woodworking techniques through twenty simple projects for useful and decorative objects for the home--from cutting boards and simple doorstops to benches and dining tables. With striking photography, step-by-step instructions, and information on the types of wood and tools required for each project, you'll have everything you need to start handcrafting your own woodworking masterpieces that celebrate the beauty of uniqueness and combine modern design with rustic warmth.

"Our ethos is very simple: do more with less; let each project unfold organically; always be open to possibilities; welcome mistakes and learn from them; let simple, found, and readily available materials embolden your design and decisions."--from the introduction
The Woodfinishing Book
The Woodfinishing Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1561580376

Explains the differences among various types of finish and provides detailed instructions for preparing work surfaces, applying finish, and solving common problems.

The Wood Carver's Dozen: A Collection of 12 Beautiful Projects for Beginners
The Wood Carver's Dozen
A Collection of 12 Beautiful Projects for Beginners
Paperback      ISBN: 1616896604

If you want to join the woodworking and carving renaissance, Woodcarver's Dozen is the perfect starting point. An inspiring D.I.Y. book, written by a passionate advocate for the ancient and rewarding craft of hand wood carving, Woodcarver's Dozen includes simple step-by-step tutorials to guide readers through twelve charming hand-crafted projects including housewares (egg holders, salad bowl, spoons) to desk accessories (picture holders, trays, reclaimed wood desk lamps), and even a comb. Easy-to-follow, traceable templates make it possible for absolute beginners to dive straight in and create something unique from scratch in addition to detailing the few essential tools, Muire advises on how to pick the right wood for a project, and how to get the very best out of your materials.
Woodcarver's Dozen will have you creating wooden objects in no time, beautiful in their simplicity and unique design. The twelve projects are all enormously satisfying, eminently doable, and highly giftable.

Black & Decker Wood Floors: Hardwood - Laminate - Bamboo - Wood Tile - And More
Black & Decker Wood Floors
Hardwood - Laminate - Bamboo - Wood Tile - And More
Paperback      ISBN: 1591866804

BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors is the definitive DIYers guide to everything you need to know about installing, repairing, and maintaining wood, engineered wood, and laminate floors.

Solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate floors can enhance the beauty of any room in a home. Wood creates visual warmth, is available in a wide variety of colors and grain patterns, and is durable enough to last a half century or more when installed and maintained properly.

While home interior trends change, and some of the flooring options may come and go with them, but the popularity of wood flooring does not wane. And now, with BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors, DIYers with moderate tool skills can tackle a wood-flooring project and enjoy the cost savings that go along with their successful efforts.

This intuitive guide covers all phases of basic wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring installation--from preliminary surveys of flooring choices, tools, and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Of course, not all wood-flooring situations require removal and replacement. Amateur home remodelers will appreciate a chapter devoted to repairing and restoring existing wood flooring.

Woodcraft: Master the Art of Green Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects
Master the Art of Green Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465479783
Looking for a simpler, more natural way of working with wood? Create beautiful wooden objects from fresh green wood by becoming skilled in the crafts of whittling, ax-based furniture making, turning, and weaving.

With green woodworking there's no need for costly materials and machinery. All you need to begin crafting is a log, an ax, and a hand knife.

Starting with selecting and splitting your very first log, let Woodcraft show you all the techniques of green woodworking and guide you step by step through a series of rewarding projects.

Learn to carve your own spoons, bowls, shrink boxes, and other objects; construct simple pieces of furniture, such as stools and side tables; turn wood on a pole lathe; and weave with willow rods and birch bark.

Woodcraft brings up-to-date a newly resurgent folk craft and makes it truly accessible to all--no workshop required. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with nature and find harmony working with your hands.
Woodwork Step by Step: More Than 100 Tools and Techniques with Inspirational Projects to Make
Woodwork Step by Step
More Than 100 Tools and Techniques with Inspirational Projects to Make
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465419519

Find everything you need to know to begin woodworking in this compact visual guide. Master all essential techniques, including every aspect of joinery. Discover all the tools for working wood and how to use them safely and effectively. Practice your craft and create beautiful handmade pieces of furniture through a series of tried-and-true projects.

With its visually driven approach, using Woodwork Step by Step is like being in a carpentry class with the teacher by your side. Tool use, techniques, and projects are broken down into short steps with crystal-clear photography demonstrating detailed instructions.

With this book as your constant workshop companion, you'll learn all the carpentry skills needed to become a master craftsman, from planing a face edge to creating a dovetail joint, handling a jigsaw, and applying finishes.

A series of inspiring projects, gradually increasing in difficulty, enable you to hone your skills and produce attractive, practical objects for the home--from a simple coatrack to a wall cabinet and a freestanding bookcase. Each project comes with fully measured-out plans, a list of tools and materials, and exploded-view diagrams to show how it all fits together.

You will also find a handy visual directory of all major wood types and veneers, explaining what they are best used for and giving tips on how to work with them.

Get started with woodworking using this complete fine carpentry course in one book.
Wood: Craft, Culture, History
Craft, Culture, History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670038016

We build our houses with it, burn it for warmth, carve it for beauty, sail in it, sit on it, play with it, and fight with ityet how much do we really understand about the history and culture of wood? In this rich and fascinating book, Harvey Green examines how wood in all its variety of form and function has contributed to an extraordinary range of human endeavors.

Wood reveals the history and culture of a substance that has been a central part of human life throughout the world for thousands of years. From the prized whorls of birds-eye maple to the oak and pine that made navies and empires, from the breathtaking stave churches of Norway to the enduring popularity of the Windsor chair, from the magic of turning to the grace of a Chinese chair, and from the botany of the baseball bat to the stunning carving of Native Americans of the northwest coast, Wood decodes how a seemingly common material has come to signal class, status, and authenticity. Using the historians craft and the woodworkers hand, Green has fashioned an authoritative book sure to interest all who love this amazing material, appreciate its history, and care about its future.
Band Saw Handbook
Band Saw Handbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0806963980

Here's every saw, blade, option, and technique--and how to select the right one for you. 1,000 illustrations and step-by-step instructions offer a complete course in cutting basics: curve and circle work, straight cuts, unusual designs, and advanced techniques; more. Offers some terrific troubleshooting hints, projects, and basic instructions.-- Booklist. Even devoted band saw users will find valuable information in this book...an enlightening experience.-- Workbench. Extremely user-friendly and complete handbook. School Shop Tech Directions. 320 pages, 1,000 illus., 8 x 10.

Making Twig Furniture and Household Things
Making Twig Furniture and Household Things
Paperback      ISBN: 088179029x

Discusses materials, tools, and techniques, and offers instructions for making thirty-five household items from branches and twigs