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.
Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Hardcover ISBN: 1419717987
The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it’s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it’s also a thoughtful attempt to understand man’s age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.
Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders
From Simple, Natural Designs to Spectacular, Customized Houses and Feeders
Paperback ISBN: 155209135x
Local songbird populations are rapidly declining, and food, shelter and safe nesting areas are urgently needed. This remarkable book is packed with great ideas plus all the woodworking drawings and howto information needed for hobbyists and birders who want to build attractive birdhouses, feeders and nesting boxes that will attract birds. Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders features a wide range of designs suitable for all skill levels and space limitations, from a very easy box feeder for a small balcony to the challenge of a magnificent bird mansion for a large garden. The 25 projects appeal to a variety of tastes, ranging from a traditional Victorian townhouse, to a tonguein-cheek Wild West saloon, to a medieval tournament tent. Each project includes: - Detailed designs with acolor photo of the finished item - Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations - Enlarged and technical diagrams in color - List of recommended materials - Advice on choosing a location for best results.
The Art and Craft of Wood
A Practical Guide to Harvesting, Choosing, Reclaiming, Preparing, Crafting, and Building With Raw Wood
Hardcover ISBN: 1631592971
Perfect for the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, an introduction to the world of backyard lumberjacking and the basics of wood craft, through illustrated steps, shows readers how to mill, stack, dry and flatten wood into usable lumber and create a variety of useful household furnishings.
The Do-it-yourself Guide for Backyard Builders
Paperback ISBN: 1554072247
An expanded and updated edition of the classic guide for backyard builders covers all the issues: use, cost, placement, difficulty, and construction basics; and provides detailed illustrations, plans and commonsense advice.
Good Clean Fun
Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Hardcover ISBN: 1101984651
The New York Times best-selling author of Paddle Your Own Canoe returns to cover a subject close to his heartùhis incredible real-life woodshopùdoing so with the same sense of humor that made his first two books so popular.
Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker
Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-In Cabinet
Paperback ISBN: 189283622x
Demonstrating how woodworkers can approach the complex job of designing and making built-in cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, and home offices, this technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary aggravation, and money. Bob Lang covers building traditional face-frame cabinets as well as constructing contemporary frameless Euro-style cabinets. Woodworkers will learn how to measure rooms and design fitting cabinetry that considers both function and aesthetics, how to develop working shop drawings and cutting lists, and how to work with materials as varied as solid wood and plastic laminate. Technical instructions for cutting and joining the basic box, as well as for fitting it to drawer stacks, sinks, corners, appliances, and islands, are also included, as are detailed steps for sanding, finishing, and installing each piece.
Black & Decker Wood Floors
Hardwood, Laminate, Bamboo, Wood Tile, and More
Paperback ISBN: 1591866804
A high-quality DIY home-improvement guide to installing, repairing and maintaining wood, engineered wood and laminate floors covers all phases of flooring installation, from preliminary surveys and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Original.