Synopses & Reviews
In this indispensable new guide to the basic principles of furniture making David Charlesworth reinforces his status as a dedicated commentator and teacher of the craft. This book is an ideal workshop accessory, with easy to follow instruction on the use of hand tools and how to build confidence and creativity with new, or maybe just rusty, techniques. Designed to encourage the complete beginner and challenge the student or keen amateur, all woodworkers will glean inspiration from the sound knowledge and advice within these pages. The book is suitable for all levels and abilities and includes tips & techniques on how to get the best from hand tools.
Woodworkers dont live by power tools alone! With a focus on traditional and modern hand tools, acclaimed craftsman David Charlesworth presents an indispensable guide for all levels and abilities. Lively writing and more than 300 photographs show how to select and use equipment such as chisels, planes and peen hammers to make high-quality furniture. Covering everything from plans for making a spokeshave adjustor to age-old dovetailing techniques and ways to keep tools in top shape, this is the ideal workshop accessory. Theres also instruction on finishing techniques, and lots of inspiration and encouragement.
A guide to the basic principles of furniture making, this book is a useful workshop accessory, with instructions on the use of hand tools and how to build confidence and creativity with new, or maybe just rusty, techniques. It is suitable for various levels and abilities and includes tips and techniques on how to get the best from hand tools.
About the Author
David Charlesworth is a well-known craftsman with 30 years of experience in the furniture industry, whose work has been published extensively in the UK and USA. He has contributed to GMCs Furniture & Cabinet Making Magazine since the first issue, and has two previous books with GMC Publications: David Charlesworth's Furniture-Making Techniques - Volume 1 (