The Complete Manual of Woodworking

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1996-12-03
  • Publisher: Knopf

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With more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, this authoritative guide encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking. Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, it has become a classic. It includes a discussion of all the principal hardwoods and softwoods, how to choose and use hand tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique--jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more.

Table of Contents

Wood the Raw Material
How trees growp. 10
Converting woodp. 12
Selecting woodp. 14
The properties of woodp. 15
Softwoods of the worldp. 16
Hardwoods of the worldp. 20
Veneersp. 30
Types of veneerp. 32
Man-made boardsp. 34
Designing in Wood
The design processp. 40
Designing for safetyp. 42
Designing with wood in mindp. 43
Designing for appearancep. 44
Principles of chair constructionp. 50
Principles of table constructionp. 55
Storage-unit constructionp. 61
Making plansp. 74
Hand Tools
Measuring and marking toolsp. 76
Handsawsp. 80
Backsawsp. 83
Curve-cutting sawsp. 84
Japanese sawsp. 86
Bench planesp. 88
Rabbet planesp. 92
Block planesp. 93
Japanese planesp. 94
Specialized planesp. 95
Plow and combination planesp. 96
Chisels and gougesp. 98
Mortise chiselsp. 100
Japanese chiselsp. 101
Sharpening stonesp. 102
Grindersp. 106
Spokeshavesp. 108
Drawknivesp. 109
Scrapersp. 110
Wood rasps and filesp. 111
Drills and bracesp. 112
Hammersp. 115
Malletsp. 116
Screwdriversp. 118
Clampsp. 120
Power Tools
Power drillsp. 124
Jigsawsp. 128
Circular sawsp. 132
Biscuit jointersp. 136
Portable planersp. 138
Routersp. 140
Sandersp. 147
Workcentersp. 151
Machine Tools
Table sawsp. 156
Radial-arm sawsp. 164
Band sawsp. 172
Powered scroll sawsp. 178
Planersp. 180
Mortising attachmentsp. 186
Drill pressesp. 188
Stationary sandersp. 190
Lathesp. 192
Universal machinesp. 204
Home Workshops
Home workshopsp. 210
Planning a shopp. 211
Workbenches and accessoriesp. 212
Health and safety in the workshopp. 214
Butt jointsp. 216
Rabbet jointsp. 218
Lap jointsp. 219
Edge-to-edge jointsp. 222
Housing jointsp. 224
Mortise and tenon jointsp. 226
Bridle jointsp. 235
Dowel jointsp. 236
Dovetail jointsp. 238
Board jointsp. 246
Bending Wood
Kerfingp. 250
Steam bendingp. 251
Laminated bendingp. 254
Veneering and Marquetry
Tools for veneeringp. 258
Groundworkp. 259
Preparing veneerp. 260
Caul veneeringp. 262
Hand veneeringp. 263
Bandings and inlaysp. 265
Marquetryp. 267
Parquetryp. 269
Wood Carving
Carving chisels and gougesp. 272
Carver's mallets and adzesp. 274
Woods for carvingp. 275
Holding the workp. 276
Making wood carvingsp. 278
Relief carvingp. 279
Carving in the roundp. 280
Chip carvingp. 281
Finishing Wood
Preparing the surfacep. 284
Bleaching and stainingp. 286
French polishp. 288
Lacquer, varnish and paintp. 290
Spraying wood finishesp. 292
Oil and waxp. 294
Other Materials
Metalp. 296
Glassp. 298
Marblep. 299
Leatherp. 300
Supplies and Fittings
Woodworking adhesivesp. 302
Wood screwsp. 304
Nailsp. 305
Hingesp. 306
Knock-down fittingsp. 308
Locks and catchesp. 309
Stays and handlesp. 310
Reference Section: Glossary and Index
Glossary of termsp. 311
Indexp. 315
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