Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking

Using Woodworking Tools; Finishing; Sharpening

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking

By:  Rogowski, Gary
Jewitt, Jeff
Rae, Andy
Bird, Lonnie
Lie-Nielsen, Thomas

Product ID:  070817
$120.00 Hardback
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Taunton Press

9.2 X 10.9 in
850 pg

HOUSE & HOME / Decorating

The most complete overview of woodworking. Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking, the quintessential one-volume reference, covers all the fundamentals woodworkers need to know. No need to wait—start benefiting from the expert advice and detailed graphics you’ll find here.

Content from six subject-specific guides all in one handy place. The beauty of this comprehensive guide is that it brings you the most important information from six volumes of the acclaimed Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking series, including:

  • Joinery
  • Furniture and Cabinet Construction
  • Shaping Wood
  • Finishing
  • Sharpening
  • Using Woodworking Tools
  • Working Wood

Detailed graphics fully explain every step of every process. Illustrated with over 1,200 photos and drawings, this guide shows how to accomplish essential woodworking tasks from outfitting your workshop and preparing wood to cutting joinery and finishing projects. Whatever your skill level, Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking deserves to be at the top of your wish list.

JEFF JEWITT has been a professional refinisher for over 30 years. He runs a finishing and refinishing business in Cleveland, Ohio, and markets his own line of finishing products. He is a frequent contributor to "Fine Woodworking "magazine and the author of several books including "Spray Finishing Made Simple, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing, "and "Great Wood Finishes," and has also appeared in two award-winning videos on finishing.

- Andy Rae worked with George Nakashima and Frank Klausz before founding his own woodworking business. He has been awarded a New Jersey Council of the Arts Fellowship for his furniture designs. A former editor of "American Woodworker," Rae currently works in Asheville, North Carolina, making furniture as well as teaching and writing about woodworking. - Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee.
Jeff Jewitt is a professional finisher and refinisher in Cleveland, Ohio and a contributing editor to "Fine Woodworking,"
Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder and owner of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks which manufactures high quality handtools. He lives in Warren, Maine.
Andy Rae, from Asheville, North Carolina, is a professional woodworker who writes frequently for woodworking magazines and teaches woodworking.
Gary Rogowski, a contributing to "Fine Woodworking," operates his own school, the Northwest Furniture Studio, in Portland Oregon. -

Toolmaker Thomas Lie-Nielsen brings a unique perspective to the subject of sharpening.  He started making hand tools in 1981, after working in New York City at tool dealer Garrett Wade.  Lie-Nielsen Toolworks now makes several dozen different high-end planes and saws, based on traditional designs.