Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You need to by Taunton Press

By Taunton Press

The most modern addition to Black Dog's best-selling knowledge and information sequence, this entire, all-in-one, easy-to-follow source, from the trustworthy specialists at Taunton Press, covers every thing you want to find out about woodworking, from carving to development to finishes.

Woodworking knowledge & Know-How is the basic go-to ebook for each woodworking venture below the solar, from construction kitchen cupboards to refinishing a deck. released within the comparable outsized, complete, profitable layout because the different books in Black Dog's knowledge and information sequence, this publication is prepared by way of themes similar to varieties of wooden, construction a Workshop, operating and completing wooden, layout and kinds, and Small and big initiatives.

Each part is extra damaged down into chapters that disguise particular abilities, tasks, and crafts for either the newbie and the complex woodworker—Choosing Plywood, slicing Dovetails, construction a Look-Inside Birdhouse, aid Carving, developing a vintage mattress, hand held strength instruments, construction a Cherry Chest of Drawers, Milling Lumber Four-Square, Fashioning a Shaker- type Clock, and lots more and plenty extra. Chapters function step by step directions, and an appendix of crucial assets for offers, instruments, and fabrics can be integrated. The textual content, sourced from Taunton Press's giant cache of initiatives and woodworking suggestion is depended on, attempted, and true.

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With a decent-quality 6tpi blade in the bandsaw, photo 2, you can quickly slice up all the odd-sized pieces into the sizes you require for the project. Cut out a bit more than you think you’ll need, as a few spare pieces are always handy for trial cuts when you’re setting the machines to the critical dimensions required for joint making and panel raising later, photo 3. Also, particularly with softwood, there are often lots of large, dead knots which will seriously weaken the timber, so you need enough spare material to be able to work around them.

I should have listened to those niggling doubts! Learning curve Before I got to the setting-up stage though, I was determined this time to give myself a decent start and joined my local club, Trent Valley Woodturners, who run regular beginners’ courses open to the public. I highly recommend this approach, and a Setting up Lathes of this type obviously take more setting up than the unitary models, but it wasn’t a difficult task, especially with the aid of the free DVD on which Alan Holtham demonstrates the process as well as some basic turning techniques.

Screws or pins may be needed for extra reinforcement. When marking joints, it’s best to use a marking knife as it provides a sharper and more accurate guide for the saw blade. I’ve used a pencil here only because it’s easier to see the lines in the photographs. The Woodworker October 2015 45 I WOODWORK Halving joints THE CROSS HALVING JOINT Again the name gives a clue to the way this joint works. It’s used where two identical components cross at a right angle, with half the width of each component notched out to create a physical interlock that gives the joint additional strength.

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