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Working with Tablesaws

The tablesaw is the cornerstone of most shops, able to cut precise dados and rip full sheets of plywood with ease. Still, many woodworkers aren't using this tool to its full extent. This collection of articles from Fine Woodworking magazine remedies that. Written by experts, these 26 articles cover every aspect of the subject and is an ideal reference for woodworkers of all skill levels. Section ...

Sewing Edges and Corners

Fine Woodworking on Bending Wood

Whether making a delicate violin, a pair of skis or a graceful armchair, you'll need to bend wood. This text presents the basic methods and trade secrets from the experts.

Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof is one of the fathers of contemporary woodworking. Now in this DVD profile of a master craftsman, you can see Maloof at work and home, and see how his furniture embodies his ideas on craft, design, and technique. This visually rich documentary spans a week with Maloof while he builds and discusses his designs, including his much imitated signature rocker. It's an opportunity to savor ...

The Big Book of a Miniature House

This tiny old house takes you back to a bygone era. The Big Book of a Miniature House is a superb guide to crafting an exquisite miniature French country home from the ground up. With a fixed front and open back, this little gem of a home takes you back in time to enjoy old-fashioned elegance and vintage grandeur. Everything and the kitchen sink. There are also instructions to make French-style ...

Raised-Bed Gardening

Whatever the size of your garden or outdoor space, raised beds can work for you. With Simon Akeroyd’s Raised-Bed Gardening: How to Grow More in Less Space, home gardeners will find the perfect bed to suit their needs and objectives. Greater yields and less watering are the keys to using and maintaining raised garden beds. The heart of the book comprises step-by-step instructions for building and ...

Care and Repair of Shop Machines

Woodshop tools are a major investment -- and keeping them in good running order is essential. In Care and Repair of Shop Machines, veteran woodworker John White shows you how to assemble, tune, maintain and repair the machines that you count on. Throughout the book, Whites approach is practical, straight-forward, and effective. White includes chapters on tune-up, the jointer, the table saw, the ...

Code Check Commercial

Code Check Commercial is a field guide for code issues commonly encountered in the construction of retail stores, offices, warehouses, health services' locations, schools, service stations, hotels, restaurants, apartments, and condos. Using clear language and informative diagrams, Code Check Commercial is based on the 2009 International and Uniform Codes and the 2009 National Electrical Code. ...

Wood Finishing Basics

In this DVD, finishing expert Michael Dresdner shows you what you need to know to become a proficient wood finisher, starting with classic surface-prep problems and their solutions -- how to recognize and remove dents, how to recognize and fill gouges, how to pre-raise wood grain to get the best results under waterborne finishes, and, most important, how to sand wood. You'll learn how to apply a ...

Tips for Container Gardening

Truth be told, you can grow almost anything in a pot and you can place those pots anywhere —on a deck, patio or rooftop. That's why so many people love container gardening. It's versatile enough for suburban homeowners with acres of land as well as apartment-dwellers with no patch of ground to call their own. In fact, growing edibles in containers is a perfect way for homeowners and gardeners ...

Kenneth D. King's Smart Fitting Solutions

No matter your size or shape, Kenneth D. King will teach you how to make perfect-fitting garments every time. In this comprehensive resource, Kenneth shows the home sewer how to understand her shape and fitting options, as well as how to identify bad fit by reading the wrinkles in the garment. From there, he explains his Smart Fitting methods—net gain (add fabric), net loss (remove fabric), or ...

Kaffe Fassett's Sew Simple Quilts & Patchworks

Heralded as the King of Color, fabric designer and quilter Kaffe Fassett showcases his glorious range of Artisan fabrics in Kaffe Fassett's Sew Simple. Along with his team of designers, Kaffe has created a varied selection of striking and simple designs that are ideal for practicing both quilting and sewing skills. Choose from colorful throws and quilts, eye-catching cushions and placements, fun ...

When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters

Jump start your stalled projects. When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters is a guide to help you resolve your quilting problems and bring your project back to life. In addition, this must-have book includes 4 new projects: Miter Touch Quilt – preprinted panel with several mitered borders Panel Panache – paneled quilt with fun and unusual designs Sweet Tweet Table Runner – quilted table runner ...

Granny Squares

Winner of the 2016 British Knitting Awards for Favorite Crochet Book Granny squares – building blocks for a wide variety of projects. Prepare to have fun and discover the colorful world of granny squares in the definitive book on the subject – Granny Squares by Susan Pinner. These small, crocheted squares can be made in a wide variety of patterns and color combinations that become the foundation ...

Laying Hardwood Floors