Complete Dovetail by Ian J. Kirby
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Complete Dovetail
By Ian J. Kirby

Complete Dovetail

Handmade Furniture's Signature Joint

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Complete Dovetail by Ian J. Kirby

Book Description

The dovetail joint, which woodworkers rely on for making boxes and drawers, is the hallmark of fine craftsmanship. This unique and comprehensive handbook unlocks the intricacies of the classic joint. Woodworkers will learn exactly how to design and lay out all forms of the dovetail, and how to saw and chisel the mating parts for a perfect fit. With detailed explanations at every step and a refreshingly contemporary approach, master craftsman Ian Kirby shows how to achieve superb results with traditional hand tools as well as modern router jigs. Variations include the through, single-lap and double-lap dovetail; the secret miter dovetail; dovetail housings; and rail-to-leg dovetails. Every serious woodworker will need to own this essential reference.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780941936675
ISBN-10: 0941936678
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 9mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Linden Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Linden Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Ian J. Kirby

Complete Dovetail by Ian J. Kirby Complete Dovetail, Paperback (February 2000)

This handbook explains the intricacies of the dovetail. It shows exactly how to design and lay out all forms of dovetail with detailed explanation at every step to ensure a perfect fit. The variations include the through, single lap and double lap.

Accurate Router by Ian J. Kirby Accurate Router, Paperback (November 1998)

This comprehensive introduction to the router teaches how to do the job with simple blocks and clamps to achieve accuracy with minimum fuss. The book includes detailed plans for a router table along with joint-making set-ups.

Accurate Table Saw by Ian J. Kirby Accurate Table Saw, Paperback (July 1998)

How to set up table saws, manage blades, and build simple jigs.

Sharpening with Waterstones by Ian J. Kirby Sharpening with Waterstones, Paperback (July 1998)

This handbook concentrates on waterstones and teaches the reader how to use them to sharpen chisels, plane irons, carving tools and knives. It includes step-by-step photographs to show the precise details.

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Author Biography - Ian J. Kirby

Ian Kirby is a designer, furniture maker, and writer who was trained in the British arts-and-crafts tradition. He is the author of ""The Accurate Router,"" ""The Accurate Tablesaw,"" and ""Sharpening with Waterstones."" He lives in Connecticut.

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