Woodworking for Dummies

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You`ve seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and fa...

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Jeff Strong, of Lamy, New Mexico is not only an accomplished craftsman and woodworker, but is also author ofDrums For Dummies and Home Recording For Dummies. Jeff began creating sawdust at a very early age while assisting his father, a master craftsman, build fine furniture. He has designed and build countless pieces of furniture and has recently completed the designs for a commercial line of furniture blending Arts and Crafts and Asian infuences which has already secured representation with a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
You`ve seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience?

Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on

  • Gearing up with the right tools
  • Putting safety first in your workshop
  • Using adhesives and glue
  • Working with wood joints
  • Smoothing it out by sanding and filling
  • Adding color with stains and paints
  • Protecting your work with topcoats

Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece that`ll reflect your personal touch. You`ll discover how to

  • Measure and mark your wood
  • Distinguish among saw designs
  • Choose and use sharpening tools
  • Hone in on hot melt glue
  • Speed things up with modern frame joints
  • Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails
  • Apply water-based polyurethanes

This handy reference packs in essential information for the novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart any woodworker`s existing skills. Detailed illustrations, how-to photos, and a color insert defining the look of different woods and the effects of finishes are sure to inspire a sawdust storm in your busy workshop.

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ISBN 9780764539770
Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Woodwork
Format Paperback
Pages 384
Publisher Date 2003-10-31 00:00:00.0
Publisher For Dummies
Copyright Year 20030601
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 7.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.3 lb
Language English
Series Name For Dummies
Audience General/trade
Authors Strong, Jeff

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