Practical Woodworker


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Practical Woodworker Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Anness Publishing
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Pages: 256 Illustrations and other contents: 1100 photographs Language: English ISBN: 9781780192208 Category:

This is the complete practical woodworking book – a definitive reference guide for the beginner and the accomplished woodworking enthusiast alike. It is shown in 1200 photographs and diagrams, with clear and easy-to-follow instructions. It is packed with information including a guide to timber, directions on buying and using hand and power tools, and advice for setting up your workshop. It offers everything you need to know is explained, such as the principles of ergonomics, planning, design and construction. You can learn about fixings and fastenings, basic and advanced techniques, making joints and wood finishing. It features over 20 beautiful projects to develop your skills, including a storage chest, CD rack and bookcase. Wood is one of the oldest known natural resources and its universal appeal remains timeless. As every woodworker will testify, to work with this material is to understand its subtlety and to appreciate its amazing versatility. This comprehensive practical book demonstrates the basic techniques of woodworking, providing the foundation on which to build your skills and knowledge. It begins with an introduction to timber and a guide to tools. Essential advice on getting started is given, as well as in-depth guides to fixings and fastening, joints, and advanced woodworking techniques. There are also 20 step-by-step projects from basic tasks, such as a wine rack, picture frame or bookshelf, to complex ventures for experts, such as a bedside cabinet, butcher’s block or dining table.

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Author Biography

Stephen Corbett has had a successful career in professional woodworking design and construction for more than 20 years. A skilled craftsman, he not only makes beautiful furniture and wooden artefacts, but also plans home improvements, storage solutions and major design installations. Stephen contributes regularly to various woodworking magazines as a technical consultant.