Synopses & Reviews
Woodworkers are always looking for ways to improve their workshops, and this book is exactly what they need to outfit a shop for the first time, or expand their existing shop. Setting Up Shop, Revised takes the practical knowledge and ingenious solutions of the first edition, and combines them with additional photos and drawings to create the most comprehensive workshop book on the market. The second edition includes new photos and also updates on technology especially regarding dust collection, pneumatic tools, and safety. Topics covered include determining the best shop location, shop layout, equipping the shop with tools and accessories, shop safety, and storage. Setting Up Shop, Revised answers the real questions woodworkers have on how to achieve their dream shops, economically and straightforwardly.
To a woodworker, there is nothing more personal than the workshop. Creating your ideal sanctuary involves hundreds of practical decisions from where to locate the shop and which machines and tools to buy to where to put the lights and electrical outlets.
With the expert advice of professional woodworker and author Sandor Nagyszalanczy, you'll make the right choices to fit your space and budget. Detailed illustrations and useful tips help you handle every job, from insulating walls and organizing storage to installing dust collection. 'Shop Profiles' give you a look inside the shops of well-known woodworkers, so you can see how they've tackled common shop problems.
With all the ingenious solutions in Setting Up Shop, you'll never run out of ideas for improving an existing shop or planning the shop of your dreams.
About the Author
Sandor Nagyszalanczy of Bonny Doon, California is a professional furniture designer and freelance writer, photographer and consultant. With nearly 25 years of experience building custom furniture, he is a former senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine and has appeared on The History Channel's "Modern Marvels" and ABC Television's "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings." Sandor has authored and photographed nine books published by the Taunton Press, including: Woodshop Jigs and Fixtures, Fixing and Avoiding Woodworking Mistakes, Woodshop Dust Control, The Wood Sanding Book, The Art of Fine Tools, Setting Up Shop and Power Tools: An Electric Celebration and Grounded Guide, The Homeowner's Ultimate Tool Guide, and Tools Rare and Ingenious.