Synopses & Reviews
Now available on CD-ROM -- the ultimate woodworking reference. The Complete Illustrated Guides book series has long been the standard for trusted information and in-depth coverage of woodworking techniques. Now, The Complete Illustrated Guide CD-ROM brings you 10 essential titles from this landmark series on a single compact disc.
The finest expertise at your fingertips. Finally, you can enjoy easy access to the wealth of material in all ten titles: Over 3,000 pages of information from top authorities. More than 8,000 photos that amply illustrate step-by-step instructions. Everything that makes these books so sought after can now be yours -- along with more convenient benefits.
Handy search features. It takes only seconds to find whatever you need. You can quickly search by topic, author, or keyword to pinpoint exact information. Or simply browse all ten books at your leisure.
Excellent Value. This handy CD-ROM format offers many time- and space-saving benefits. More importantly, it allows you to own all 10 books that constitute the heart of this distinguished series at a very attractive price.
Learn the essentials from hands-on experts:
- Furniture and Cabinet Construction by Andy Rae
- Joinery by Gary Rogowski
- Shaping Wood by Lonnie Bird
- Finishing by Jeff Jewitt
- Working with Wood by Andy Rae
- Turning by Richard Raffan
- Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen
- Using Woodworking Tools by Lonnie Bird
- Jigs & Fixtures by Sandor Nagyszalanczy
- Choosing and Installing Hardware by Robert J. Settich
The most complete collection of woodworking essentials ever written. For the first time ever, all the techniques necessary to craft beautiful things from wood have been compiled into three comprehensive volumes -- now available in a slipcase set. Readers will find in them a wide array of woodworking methods -- including the best one for them, no matter how much time they have, how many tools they own, or how long they've been working wood.
This three-book illustrated slipcase set includes The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery, and The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction is the ultimate reference work -- a graphic, step-by-step presentation of basic furniture-construction techniques. Expert woodworker Andy Rae brings organization, enthusiasm, and more than 20 years' experience to this essential book. In The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery, Gary Rogowski describes how to make every practical woodworking joint. Organized for quick access, using visual maps and detailed visual content, this guide presents all the standard methods and variations, including multiple options for varying skill levels and thousands of step-by-step color photos, while also covering seldom used but sometimes necessary techniques. Shaping is critical to the ultimate success or failure of a piece of furniture. Knowing this, custom-furniture maker Lonnie Bird has taken the complex subject of shaping and made it accessible to every woodworker. In The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood, he guides the reader toward first visualizing, then drawing a shape, and then choosing the appropriate tool for creating it. Shaping techniques of all kinds are covered here -- from the simplest ones to more complex bending and carving.
About the Author
Andy Rae worked with George Nakashima and Frank Klausz before founding his own woodworking business. He has been awarded a New Jersey Council of the Arts Fellowship for his furniture designs. A former editor of "American Woodworker," Rae currently works in Asheville, North Carolina, making furniture as well as teaching and writing about woodworking.
Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee.
Gary Rogowski is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking.