Woodworking has evolved over millennia from the low tech approach of hand tools to the speed and efficiency of sophisticated machines. This book will help woodworkers of all levels choose the right method and tools to bring great results, pleasure and satisfaction to working wood.
Over 1,200 photos and drawings illustrate how to accomplish essential woodworking tasks from setting up a shop to finishing. This book helps woodworkers of all levels choose the right method and tools to bring great results, pleasure, and satisfaction to working with wood.
This book is a collaborative effort by wordworking experts Lonnie Bird, Jeff Jewitt, Thomas Lie-Nielsen, Andy Rae, and Gary Rogowski, Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide To Woodworking is a straightforward guide for practitioners of all levels of expertise.
Chapters cover everything from setting up and outfitting one's workshop, to basic wood skills such as sanding, smoothing, or using cutting lines, to more advanced means of dimensioning and shaping wood, to joinery, sharpening, construction and finishing techniques.
Each of the step-by-step instructions is illustrated with black-and-white sketches or full color photographs demonstrating every individual step. This unique book takes painstaking effort to be as clear as possible, both visually and verbally.
The text is straightforward, in reasonably large print and easy-to-read, and an index allows for quick and easy reference. Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide To Woodworking is a "must-have" for amateur woodworkers and an excellent basic reference review of the fundamentals suitable for advanced woodcrafters as well.