Woodwork know-how with step-by-step show-how for success every time.
Whether you want to build your own bed or put a bookshelf together, find out how to tackle your chosen woodwork task with confidence, using this step-by-step guide.
Learn how to master the key woodwork techniques, from simple skills to intricate carving, following clear instructions and photographs. Find out how to use hand, power and machine tools and discover the strengths of over 100 different woods. Packed with inspirational and practical craft projects that are easy to follow, this is the only book to give you a complete illustrated woodworking course.
Perfect for enthusiasts who want to develop their skills and ideal for the beginner, intermediate and advanced woodworkers alike.
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1: Introduction2: About this book1: TOOLS1: Introduction2: Work Safely1: HAND TOOLS1: Saws2: Planes3: Chisels4: Measuring and marking tools5: Striking tools6: Cramps2: POWER TOOLS1: Drills and drivers2: Routers3: Hand-held power saws4: Sanders and nailers3: STATIONARY AND MACHINE TOOLS1: Table saws2: Band saws3: Planers and thicknessers4: Lathes and cutting tools5: Mortisers6: Commercial joining systems7: Pillar drills8: Fixings9: Workshop10: Workbenches and work supports11: Sharpening tools12: Gluing and cramping13: Scrapers and abrasives14: Safety clothing and first aid2: TECHNIQUES1: Introduction2: Preparing wood1: JOINERY1: Choosing a joint2: Edge-to-edge joint3: Loose tongue-and-groove joint4: Fixed tongue-and-groove joint5: Cross-halving joint6: Dovetail half-lap joint7: Corner-halving joint8: Scarf joint9: Full housing joint10: Shouldered and stopped housing joint11: Dovetail housing joint12: Butt-mitre joint13: Mitred half-lap joint14: Loose-tongue mitre joint15: Keyed mitre joint16: Basic mortise-and-tenon joint17: Haunched-tenon joint18: Secret haunched-tenon joint19: Wedged through mortise-and-tenon joint20: Knock-down tenon joint21: Draw-bore tenon joint22: T-bridle joint23: Corner-bridle joint24: Comb joint25: Through-dovetail joint26: Lapped-dovetail joint27: Floating-tenon joint28: Joints using commercial connectors29: Jigs and templates30: Turning techniques31: Veneering32: Finishing techniques33: Restoring furniture3: WOODS1: Woods2: Softwoods3: Hardwoods4: Veneers4: PROJECTS1: Introduction2: Chopping board3: Coat rack4: Mirror frame5: Wine rack6: Hall shelf7: Laundry box8: Plate rack9: Screen10: Bookcase11: Breakfast table12: Wall cabinet13: Garden table14: Garden bench15: Demi-lune table16: Trinket box17: Coffee table18: Tool box19: Bedside table20: Linen chest21: Chest of drawers22: Bed23: Glass-fronted cabinet24: Gateleg table25: Dresser26: Chair5: APPENDIX1: Resources2: Glossary3: Index4: Acknowledgements5: Picture credits6: About the contributors