Synopses & Reviews
In this book, author Lonnie Bird demonstrates how versatile and extremely productive the shaper can be. You'll see that the shaper, with its vast assortment of cutterheads, fences, and jigs, can handle a wide variety of woodworking applications. More than just a primer on shaper techniques, this book gives shop-proven examples of how the shaper can be put to use. With an emphasis on safety, this book is a step-by-step guide that will teach you all about the shaper: from basic setups to cutting curved molding profiles to designing shaper jigs that will expand your woodworking potential.
Here is all the practical how-to information woodworkers need to confidently purchase and put this largely overlooked machine to work in their shops. Professional woodworker Lonnie Bird gives readers a complete, up-to-date referencefrom basic techniques to high-end use. Emphasizing safety, Bird shows proven examples for making moldings, frame-and-panel work, coped sash doors, and much more. 120 photos. 50 drawings.
About the Author
Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee.