The Woodworker#x19;s Studio Handbookoffers readers a comprehensive and accessible guide to not only the nuts and bolts of this perennially popular craft but insight into the artisan crafter#x19;s lifestyle. Much, much more than simple projects, this is the go-to reference for all home hobbyists. This book offers a thorough introduction to common, classic techniques, basic materials, a complete tool inventory, a comprehensive skills library, and 20 teaching projects that range from simple to intermediate. As in our other studio handbooks, we take readers behind the scenes into a home wood shop so they can see where the sawdusty magic happens. Many books are strong in the basics but do not do enough to challenge us to stretch our imagination, experiment with new styles, and explore materials. Readers want creative challenge and stimulation, and Quarry delivers with this complete woodworking curriculum. Skills include: Joinery Wood turning Carving Laminating Finishing . . . and much more!
What to Look for When Shopping for Wood
—Bring your lumber cut list to determine size and amount of lumber needed.
—Check for warps, twists, cracks, knots, or any other deformities that could compromise your needs.
—Check for matching grains and color when selecting wood of the same species.
—Make sure the wood that you purchase is kiln dried (KD).
—Choose board sizes that will give you the best economy.
—Make sure the wood is well protected from denting or scratching when transporting it back to your shop.