The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-By-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips

The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-By-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips

by Tom Carpenter, Mark Johanson

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Overview

The Complete Book of Woodworking is a comprehensive guide to help you become a master woodworker and have a house full of hand-made furnishings to show for the effort! Set up shop, understand the tools, learn the principles of basic design, and practice essential woodworking techniques as you complete 40 detailed plans for home accessories, furnishings, outdoor projects, workshop projects, and more! With over 1,200 full-color photographs, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, and helpful diagrams, woodworkers of all levels will enjoy enhancing their skills and learning something new!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780980068870
Publisher: Landauer
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 77,383
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Carpenter is the bestselling author of The Complete Book of Woodworking. He lives in Minnetonka, MN.

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The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-By-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
markg_nebraska More than 1 year ago
I purchased this as I was just starting to set up my wood shop. It is a great read and covers all of the basics of woodworking including machines and basic processes and has several projects that are easy and some that are more difficult to build. I have done several of them and they are well laid out and understandable. I consider it a must read for new and old woodworkers.
BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
480 pages later, I now know everything there is to know about woodworking. Well, not quite but this book gives a very detailed insight into the right way to do woodworking. From setting up a shop to actually making an object and everything in between, this book guides you through all the steps to getting it right beginning with the all important SAFETY issues in the shop and moving on to types of woods. It continues with squaring up and cutting the wood (stock) and then goes into types of joints. It explains how and when a router can be used and how to create a few jigs. Ever wonder how the handmade furniture gets that really GREAT glossy finish? There is a chapter on that. Need a cutting board for a gift, a book case, a birdhouse or a utility cabinet for your shop? These are only a four of the 40 projects provided. Simple to complex, choose which project you want to start with (after thoroughly reading the book, of course!) and have fun with wood.
denbroc More than 1 year ago
I have made the picnic table, the adirondack chair and the sheet cart and all have turned out great. The plans and instructions are detailed and easy to follow. It is the best woodworking book I own.
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pdaMI More than 1 year ago
This book is very imformative for first time woodworkers. It gives information on tools to use and how, wood to use, etc. It does take a while to read through as there is lots of information to absorb.
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