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Fine Woodworking on Joinery

The really hard problem in woodworking is making strong corners with nothing but flat sticks. The trees have the answer: they just grow a branch. The cabinetmaker has to fake it, by cutting and neatly fitting a joint. This book is largely about how to make the sturdy workhorse of the cabinetmaking art, the mortise and tenon joint. In 36 articles from Fine Woodworking magazine, experienced ...

Fine Woodworking on Planes and Chisels

Well-sharpened planes and chisels may be the most important tools in the woodworking shop. They can be used to make a rough board flat and smooth, to cut slickly fitting joints, or to shape a delicate edge. In this collection of 29 articles from Fine Woodworking magazine, expert craftsmen explain how they choose, sharpen, and use every kind of plane and chisel. There's advice on tool ...

Fine Woodworking on Marquetry and Veneer

Beautiful wood is precious and has to be used sparingly. Hence the art of veneering, in which rare woods are sliced or sawn into thin leaves and then glued onto a substructure of more common material. The allied art of marquetry consists of making pictures - often to adorn elegant, veneered furniture - from a palette of colorful wood veneers. In this collection of 38 articles from Fine ...

Fine Woodworking on Hand Tools

Now back in print! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fine Woodworking, the Taunton Press is re-releasing a number of classic titles from the early days of the magazine. Long out of print, the books are filled with expert information that's as timeless now as when it was first published. Sophisticated new power tools come and go, but fundamental wood-working skill begins and ends with hand ...

Fine Woodworking on The Small Workshop

For some woodworkers, the shop is just a place to get the work done. For others, it requires as much planning and consideration as the work itself. No matter how simple or sophisticated the place where you do your woodworking, you're sure to find some new ideas on shop setup in this collection of 41 articles from Fine Woodworking magazine. Included here are discussions of floor layouts, plans ...

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction

Expert woodworker and writer Andy Rae takes the construction of furniture and breaks it into components — from boxes, cases, doors and drawers to shelves and feet. He explains all the techniques used to build them, so you can choose the ones that are best for you. Then he shows you how to put the pieces together to make great furniture. In The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet ...

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery

There's no more thorough and readable guide to joinery than this new book from expert woodworker Gary Rogowski. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery uses full-color, step-by-step photo essays to show you how to make every practical woodworking joint. Over 1,400 color photos and drawings illustrate the methods, from simple butt joints to angled tenons and complex scarf joints. A project as ...

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood

Introducing a new woodworking series in the tradition of Tage Frid...a series filled with essential information required by woodworkers today. For the first time ever, all the techniques and processes necessary to craft beautiful things from wood have been compiled into three comprehensive volumes: The Complete Illustrated Guides. Highly visual and written by woodworking's finest craftsmen, ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Bandsaws

The bandsaw is a woodworking favorite and the workhorse of any wood shop. Craftsmen and women turn to this practical tool for a wide array of tasks -- cutting curves, ripping stock, making a variety of useful joints, using guides and templates, and transforming thick boards into veneer. Now woodworkers can learn to make the most of their bandsaw in this valuable addition to the acclaimed ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making

Making small boxes is a favorite project for many woodworkers. While it may seem a simple process, there are many ways to build a box -- and in this comprehensive pictorial reference, veteran woodworker Doug Stowe covers all the techniques you will need to produce boxes youll be proud of. Youll learn about making boxes by using traditional carcase joinery or by shaping on the bandsaw or lathe. ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing

The art of finishing is best learned with complete, visual step-by-step instructions - and that is exactly what Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing offers you. Detailed process photography demystifies the process of finishing -- and you'll get the finish you want for all your projects. Jeff Jewitt, a world-renowned wood finisher, provides an in-depth coverage of tools and ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Jigs & Fixtures

Finding an effective jig or fixture for a woodworking operation can be as elusive and time-consuming as designing a great piece of furniture, a sailboat, or a ukulele. It takes solid woodworking knowledge and some problem-solving skills, with a good dose of inspiration thrown in. Even a moderately complex setup can pose numerous choices: What tool or machine is best for the operation? Should ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers

The router, for its simple design, is one of the most versatile tools you can own. You can shape decorative profiles, cut grooves, flush-trim, raise panels, and cut almost any joint. In the Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers, you'll learn how to unleash this versatility by choosing the appropriate bit, and guiding the cut in the proper manner. You'll also learn that while a multitude of bits ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening

This step-by-step reference provides quick access for learning this essential woodworking process. More than 750 photos and drawings illustrate the equipment available for sharpening and the methods for getting sharp edges on all types of tools -- from basic chisels to molding planes and jointer knives. Among the subjects covered: Choosing a sharpening system Sharpening planes and ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Tablesaws

From the most basic techniques to the most advanced procedures, here's the ultimate owner's manual for anyone who uses a tablesaw. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, you'll find all the valuable tips and step-by-step advice you need to master ripping, crosscutting, joint making, and shaping. All made so much easier to learn -- and put into action -- by over 600 useful photos and ...