Synopses & Reviews
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.
There's no more thorough and readable guide to joinery than this new book from expert woodworker Gary Rogowski. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery uses full-color, step-by-step photo essays to show you how to make every practical woodworking joint.
Over 1,400 color photos and drawings illustrate the methods, from simple butt joints to angled tenons and complex scarf joints. A project as simple as a box, for example, has a dozen ways to solve the joinery question. And, since many joints can be used interchangeably, Joinery leads you through making the right choice for your project based on the function of the piece, the time you have to work on it, your skill level, and your tooling.
Perhaps best of all, Joinery features an appealing, modern visual approach and is completely up-to-date regarding tools and methods. This book will not gather dust on your bookshelf; it will be a permanent fixture in your shop.
You will learn multiple ways to master:
- dovetails and finger joints
- mortises and tenons
- rabbets, dadoes, and grooves
- scarf joints
- lap and bridle joints
The Complete Illustrated Guides Introducing a new series of books in the tradition of Tage Frid. All the techniques and processes you need to craft beautiful things from wood are compiled into three comprehensive volumes: The Complete Illustrated Guides. Highly visual and written by woodworking's finest craftsmen, these three titles -- Furniture and Cabinet Construction, Shaping Wood and Joinery establish a new standard for shop reference books.
Filled with an abundance of step-by-step color photos, an authoritative resource for making every practical woodworking joint features visual maps, in-depth visual content, tips, and techniques for all skill levels.
Learn how to make every practical woodworking joint in every possible way with the step-by-step photo essays in this book. Professional furniture maker and Fine Woodworking contributing editor Gary Rogowski covers it all -- from standard techniques to variations -- in this complete visual reference to joinery.
About the Author
Gary Rogowski is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking.