Constructing Medieval Furniture

Author: Daniel Diehl
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780811727952
Size: 74.32 MB
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Plans for constructing 16 pieces based on careful study and measurement of rare originals from 1100-1500. Includes a bench, chair, table, chest, bed, door, wine cabinet, candlestand, and cradle.

The Complete Guide To Joint Making

Author: John Bullar
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781861088789
Size: 12.30 MB
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Joint-making – a top priority for woodworkers! Woodworkers have plenty to cheer about with The Complete Guide to Joint-Making. This comprehensive and practical book demystifies the all-important subject of choosing, designing, and cutting woodworking joints. It's packed with insightful information and tricks of the trade that will advance the work of novices and seasoned craftsmen alike. The litmus test for woodworkers. Strong, appropriate, and well-fitting joints are one of the hallmarks of the skilled woodworker. Making them properly requires intelligent planning, accurate layout, and a sufficient degree of care in cutting, fitting, and final assembly. A methodical approach that pays off. That's the approach author John Bullar pursues in this essential guide. He walks readers through choosing the appropriate joint for its intended purpose and continues methodically through constructing and finally assembling the finished pieces. He also covers lumber selection, tools, and adhesives, and offers recommendations for the working methods and habits that are needed to achieve consistently good results. Techniques for hand tools and machines. The Complete Guide to Joint-Making explains in detail the traditional hand techniques that are the foundation of woodworking. Plus, the section on machine-made joints covers every power tool needed for joints, including how to get the best results from a biscuit jointer, a router, and other power tools.

The Minimalist Woodworker

Author: Vic Tesolin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781940611358
Size: 75.13 MB
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Woodworking is thriving in the hands-on, DIY, maker world we currently live in. Yet, for it's increasing popularity, there are many crafters who don't engage in woodworking because they falsely believe you need a large workshop and a full-blown collection of tools and equipment. The Minimalist Woodworker is about eliminating this myth. To enjoy woodworking, all you need is a few essential tools, a little bit of space, and the desire to make something with your own two hands. The Minimalist Woodworker is about making woodworking clean and simple – from the tools and the workspace to the easy-to-follow instructions. It eliminates the fears and excuses as it demystifies the craft. Written by Vic Tesolin, aka the Minimalist Woodworker, a woodworker, instructor, and writer who is currently a technical adviser at Lee Valley Tools, The Minimalist Woodworker is a stress-free approach for the hobbyist that emphasizes the destination is actually the journey. Beginning with an understanding of the minimalist mindset, The Minimalist Woodworker quickly details how to make a small space productive and outlines the most efficient tools for a woodworker. Each piece of equipment is explained and instructions on how to use are provided. Techniques for keeping them sharp and maintained are also explained. Once space and tools are covered, seven projects are presented: a saw bench and matching saw horse, a Nicholson-style workbench, a shooting board/bench hook, a shop mallet, and a small hanging cabinet. Each project not only develops woodworking skills, but also outfits The Minimalist Woodworker's small shop. With step-by-step instruction, photos and illustrations, and an easy-going voice, The Minimalist Woodworker offers a stress-free point of entry into the life-long craft of woodworking.

52 Boxes In 52 Weeks

Author: Matt Kenney
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781631868924
Size: 37.55 MB
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What do you get when an accomplished woodworker and senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine sets himself the challenge of designing and building one box a week for a solid year? You get 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks, a book dedicated to making relatively simple--yet gracefully elegant--boxes that woodworkers of all skill levels will be eager to build. Readers will begin by learning the fundamental box-making techniques that are applicable to almost every box in the book: how to match grain at corners, how to cut miters, how to make tops and bottoms, and how to finish a box with shellac, sometimes highlighted with milk paint ( a major trend in finishing right now). Following that, Kenney reveals some universal design principles that can be used as guidance as readers develop their own design aesthetic. And then, of course, the book transitions to instructions on designing and building the boxes themselves--all 52 of them!

Wood Bending Made Simple

Author: Lon Schleining
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600852491
Size: 19.31 MB
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Wood bending is intriguing to the vast majority of woodworkers, but until now most have not had access to the information they need to add it to their repertoire. This highly visual book and DVD changes that. It features step-by-step instruction on some of the most common techniques. Expert Lon Schleining explains and demonstrates both steam bending (where steam relaxes wood fibers so they can be shaped when clamped to a bending form) and bent lamination (where thin strips of wood are glued together, then clamped to a bending form). Schleining shows just how easy it can be to master these techniques, even using relatively low-tech equipment.

Making Woodwork Aids And Devices

Author: Robert Wearing
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781861081292
Size: 48.70 MB
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“203 ‘original’ solutions for various woodworking endeavors....ideas range from simple jigs, marking aids and holding devices to more complex machining aids and specialty tools...goals are to eliminate difficult procedures, speed up time-consuming and repetitive jobs, reduce costly material waste and make better use of tools already owned....Projects feature instructions and illustrations.”—Woodshop News.

Collins Complete Woodworker S Manual

Author: Albert Jackson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN:
Size: 62.33 MB
Format: PDF
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A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker's bible. Authoritative, superbly crafted and easy to use, Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual is the UK bestseller and the one book every woodworker needs. This revised edition has been extensively rewritten and contains new photographs and illustrations. It includes new products and techniques developed since the last edition. Every stage in crafting furniture and other decorative pieces are fully explained starting with the basics; the nature of wood, the tools required and setting up a workshop. The book then examines the principles of three-dimensional design from inspiration to construction. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to make every type of joint and all the major crafts are given detailed coverage with the same step-by-step approach: bending wood, veneering and marquetry, woodcarving and finishing. The book also includes a chapter on using other materials, such as metal, glass and leather in combination with wood, plus a chapter on fixings and fittings.

The Wood Working Handbook

Author: Tom Begnal
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 9781558704633
Size: 71.90 MB
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This landmark reference is jam-packed with everything a woodworker needs to know.

The Complete Illustrated Guide To Furniture Cabinet Construction

Author: Andy Rae
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 9781561584024
Size: 48.56 MB
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This illustrated reference to woodworking focuses on the basics of furniture and cabinet construction, equipping readers with the knowledge base tehy require to get started in both activities.

Celtic Woodcraft

Author: Glenda Bennett
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781861082442
Size: 11.97 MB
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A collection of Celtic woodcraft designs that will inspire woodworkers of all levels.