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.
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.
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.
Paperback ISBN: 1561580600
This collection of articles from FINE WOODWORKING magazine focuses on machine-cut joints, from table-sawn tenons to biscuit joinery. In-depth information on laying out complex joints, joining rails and stiles, machining raised panels, coping with seasonal wood movement, and selecting and using workshop adhesives is included.
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.
A Splintered History of Wood
Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats
Paperback ISBN: 0061373575
In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. We wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the planet's colder regions. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you are now holding wouldn't exist. Spike Carlsen's A Splintered History of Wood is a grand celebration of all things wooden and the characters who lovingly shape them—eccentric artisans and passionate enthusiasts who have created some of the world's most beloved musical instruments, feared weapons, dazzling architecture, and bizarre forms of transportation. From champion chainsaw carvers to blind woodworkers, from the Miraculous Staircase to the Lindbergh kidnapping case, here is a passionate, personal, amazingly entertaining exploration of nature's greatest gift.
The Art of Cutting
Tradition and New Techniques for Paper, Cardboard, Wood and Other Materials
Paperback ISBN: 8415967152
The Art of Cutting is a stunning collection of artworks created using a variety of cutting techniques. The author explores traditional techniques that are still very much alive worldwide, and then analyses the current aspects of the art of cutting, in which different materials and technologies lead to new forms of artistic expression. This book presents a selection of artists who revisit and work with traditional techniques, as well as those who adopt contemporary approaches. From paper to ceramics, food design and architecture, The Art of Cutting offers a stunning and diverse universe that is waiting to be discovered. This exceptional research work takes us to distant worlds, and also stimulates our imagination. Jean-Charles Trebbi, an urban architect, designer, artist, and author is passionate by folding, cutting, and assembling in all its forms. He uses mostly paper, but also cardboard, textiles, and even wood and metal to create his own absolutely original artists books. The book includes cut-out models.
Woodworker's Techniques Handbook
The Essential Illustrated Reference
Paperback ISBN: 1770857311
This comprehensive reference covers everything from how to choose and cut lumber to how to plan, measure, mark, cut, shape and join. Woodworker's Techniques Handbook is the handyman's complete guide to working with wood. Packed with practical information and 600 full-color photographs, Woodworker's Techniques Handbook includes: - Essential troubleshooting tips - How to control power tools with accuracy - Selecting and using the 10 essential hand tools that give any woodwork a beautiful hand-finished quality - Great original projects for children's toys, simple furniture and bird boxes, which include cutting lists and easy-to-follow instructions so any woodworker can be successful. A special section, the "Wood Identifier," calls out the key characteristics of each type of lumber and how best to use it. Woodworker's Techniques Handbook is the go-to reference for fine woodworking.