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Woodworking Basics: Mastering the Essentials of Craftmanshipby Peter Korn
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Now in paperback, this step-by-step shop reference, culled from the first six volumes of Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guides, covers all of the fundamental techniques every woodworker needs to know. Organized for quick access, this book makes it easy to find the information you are looking for. Over 1,200 photos and drawings illustrate how to accomplish essential woodworking tasks from setting up a shop to finishing. This book helps woodworkers of all levels choose the right method and tools to bring great results, pleasure, and satisfaction to working with wood.
Book News Annotation:
In this revision of (1993), the longtime instructor of a basic woodworking class introduces wood's properties and techniques (hand and power) for projects which utilize these skills. Korn still regards hands-on experience as the best teacher.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Based on a two-week course in woodworking fundamentals offered at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Camden, Maine, this book takes a traditional approach to teaching, with the idea that learning basic skills is essential to craftsmanship. In the process, the book covers all the bases--from working with hand tools to cutting dovetails. Includes two complete projects: a bench and a small cabinet.
About the Author
Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee. Jeff Jewitt is a professional finisher and refinisher in Cleveland, Ohio, and a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking. Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder and owner of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks which manufactures high quality hand tools. Andy Rae, from Asheville, North Carolina, is a professional woodworker who writes frequently for woodworking magazines and teaches woodworking. Gary Rogowski, a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking, operates his own school, the Northwest Furniture Studio, in Portland, Oregon.
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