Tools and Workshop
40 Power Tools You Can Make
Paperback ISBN: 1933502207
Originally published by Popular Mechanics in 1941, this classic manual is a testament to the ingenuity and dedication of American craftsmen. The collected projects, written by various craftsmen, demonstrate how to build a 10-inch thickness planer, a “swing saw” (or cut-off saw), and a hand-built hydraulic press, in addition to drill presses, jigsaws, sanders, bending brakes, band saws, a wood lathe, and many other useful machines. All of these machines are built with simple and highly available materials, and every project is accompanied by the original instructions, illustrations, and measured drawings. In addition, this vintage reprint offers its readers a unique look into a period in American history—when materials and labor were stretched thin, and American craftsmen were forced to “bootstrap” solutions out of the bare essentials available to them.
5-Gallon Bucket Book
DIY Projects, Hacks, and Upcycles
Paperback ISBN: 0760347891
Why just reuse a bucket when you can reinvent it? Five-gallon buckets are ubiquitous and cheap (indeed, they are often free). But did you know they can also be hacked, hot-rodded, reengineered, and upcycled to create dozens of useful DIY projects for homeowners, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and preppers?The 5-Gallon Bucket Book contains 101 ideas that put these humble and hard-working mainstays to work past their prime and keep them out of landfills. Simple step-by-step instructions, as well as parts lists and images of the completed projects, make sure you will have fun and love the results of your work. Projects include perfect additions to your yard and garden, tools to care for your animals, useful innovations, handy home helpers, and even family-oriented designs! They range from simple things such as chicken nesting boxes to much more complex projects (hydroelectric generator, anyone?). For anyone who doesn't already have fifteen of them cluttering up the garage,The 5-Gallon Bucket Book also offers advice on where to get cheap and free buckets and how to tell if a bucket is safe to use for food.
The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores
Paperback ISBN: 1591866863
Learn aboutthe most essential tools and hardware needed for everyday home repair and improvement with Hardware Helper. From first-time homebuyers to frequent hardware store customers, anyone who owns or rents a home will benefit from knowing their way around building and home centers. With the help of this book, purchases will be correct the first time--no multiple trips and returns. You'll learn the difference between drywall screws and deck screws; between faucet washers and neoprene O-rings; and between red wire nuts and blue wire nuts. And that's before we even get to understanding nail gauges and drill bit sizes. If you've ever searched for a home strore product on the Internet, you'll nderstand the value of this book. Even the most narrow search terms yield a bewildering volume of information. Hardware Helper allows you to understand the tools and hardware that are applicable to your needs. The next time you talk to a hardware store clerk, rather than asking for "screws about 2 inches long", you'll be able to ask for a #3 gauge 2-1/4-inch-long panhead screws with SAE 5/16" flat washers. And you'll know exactly why this is what you need. Hardware Helper is filled with color photos that let you see in lifesize scale what different screws and nails and washers and bolts are called, accompanied by brief descriptions of their recommended uses--so you'll be able to ask for them with accuracy and use them with precision.
American Woodworker's Hand Tool Fundamentals
Advice, Techniques & Projects to Build Your Skills
Paperback ISBN: 194003812x
Lay a foundation for hand tool excellence! Now you can learn the hand tool skills used by the best woodworkers to achieve handcrafted excellence in all your woodworking projects. Hand Tool Fundamentals introduces you to all the key tools and techniques you need to learn for sterling work, then shows you how to incorporate them into the modern woodworking shop. You'll learn: - What to look for when buying new precision hand tools. - How to tune your tools so they perform well. - The time-tested hand tools everyone should own. - How to make a smoothing plane, infill jointer plane and dovetailing tools. - 10 hand-tool projects you can build to improve your skills. - More than 75 hand-tool tips and techniques. - And more! This book is jam-packed with trustworthy advice and instruction from top editors and contributors to American Woodworker, including Toshio Odate, Frank Klausz, Mario Rodriguez, Andy Rae, Ellis Walentine and Tom Caspar.
Black & Decker Small Space Workshops
How to Create & Use a Downsized Workshop. Bonus: 12 Complete Benchtop Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1591866898
Are you a frustrated woodworker or crafter whose need to create is inhibited by a lack of space? If you have downsized from your large family home or simply chosen to take up residence in an apartment or condo, you don't have to give up on your dreams of working with your hands! With the savvy tips and thorough information found in BLACK+DECKER Small Space Workshops, you can create a functional, satisfying workspace in spaces as small as a closet. Written by Larry Okrend, lifelong woodworker and former editor of one of the largest handyman magazines in the US, this thoughtful new book covers all the issues that creating a small-space shop presents, including storage, ventilation, lighting, electrical service, dust and sound control, and shop layout. Complete with a dozen space-efficient layout plans, this beautifully photographed how-to guide has a solution for every situation. Plus, you'll find detailed plans and how-to instructions for 12 handy workshop aides to help you get the most from your tiny shop. The book also features a lengthy discussion on choosing space-saving tools, convertible and multi-use furnishings, niches, and work surfaces with tiny footprints and of course a host of storage products, tips, and strategies. Created under the direction of the experts at BLACK+DECKER, this valuable book opens new doors to let your creativity out, even if you have only a few square feet to work in.
Hardcover ISBN: 1550173804
A first-ever book on the worldwide history of the chainsaw, an invention that transformed the forest industry and eventually became the indispensable companion of every red-blooded country dweller.
The Complete Guide to Sharpening
Paperback ISBN: 1561581259
Discusses sharpening equipment, explains techniques and methods, and provides step-by step instructions for sharpening everything from chisels to drill bits
Discovering Japanese Handplanes
Why This Traditional Tool Belongs in Your Modern Workshop
Paperback ISBN: 1565238869
Fast, efficient, and effective, Japanese handplanes are attracting increasing notice among Western cabinetmakers, carpenters, and woodworkers. These tools are meant to be used, used hard, and produce rapid, excellent results. Author and woodworking instructor Scott Wynn shows you how to choose, set up, maintain, and use these versatile tools to achieve stunning results. Japanese blades are arguably the best in the world, and Scott shares his methods for keeping those blades sharp. Japanese-style planes are also quick to build, and Scott shows how to make your own custom plane in a special section. Discover why this traditional tool has a home in your modern workshop, with step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, detailed illustrations, and clear diagrams.
Essential Guide to the Steel Square
Paperback ISBN: 1565238915
For centuries, the steel square has been a mainstay in the toolbox of skilled craftsmen. In the hands of someone who knows how to use it, this simple tool can quickly solve many common construction problems involving angles, arcs, circles, and squares. With the help of the Essential Guide to the Steel Square, anyone can unlock the helpful secrets of this valuable, time-honored tool. Packed with hundreds of clear illustrations and diagrams, skill-building exercises, and simple rules of thumb, this handy reference will show any curious carpenter, woodworker, or serious do-it-yourselfer how indispensable the steel square can be in building stairs, roofs, rafters, and practically anything else. No batteries are required—your steel square can solve many problems that your smart phone can’t!