Woodworking Basics is the perfect introduction to the fundamentals of working with wood for those with little or no experience. The book covers all of the basic hand tools that a beginner will need and describes how to use each one, giving useful tips and expert advice along the way. Successful woodworking is all about best practice and this book shows how it is possible to create all manner of pieces with a very limited and inexpensive set of tools.
- Includes photos and diagrams to guide you through each project and technique.
- Also covered are the important techniques of accurate measuring and marking, gluing, sanding and making simple joints such as butt, lap, and mitres.
- 6 simple projects are included.
- Projects which can be made using the skills are covered: toolbox, shelf unit, table, cabinet, box, and picture frame.
Woodworker and journalist Alan Goodsell has written extensively on woodworking and tools for a range of magazines including the highly acclaimed Woodturning magazine, The Router, and Furniture & Cabinetmaking (GMC Publications). Alan lives in Florida.