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 Complete Illustrated Guide library.
The format is highly visual, covering all there is to know about working with a bandsaw -- from basic uses to some of the most advanced techniques -- including shaping operations and sophisticated joinery. Safety and bandsaw maintenance complete this essential guide.
Unlike many other bandsaw books, it often includes information on the smaller 14" machines often used by recreational woodworkers. The other is that the book is written in a light an economical manner that should make it easy to read and assimilate the information provided. --Australian Woodworker
Roland (Rollie) Johnson’s woodworking career extends over three decades. He began his own furniture restoration business in 1976 and moved on to commercial furniture making in 1977. He is a contributing editor of Fine Woodworking, and has written over 100 articles for the magazine throughout his career. He teaches woodworking all over the country.