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The latest offering from successful authors Alan and Gill Bridgewater, the "Encyclopedia of Woodworking" is the ultimate woodworking reference guide for novices and anyone looking for a refresher course on basic materials, tools and techniques.The book covers every aspect of woodworking, beginning with different trees, how they grow and their ideal uses. Kitting out a workspace; selecting, operating and caring for tools and machines; and techniques as diverse as measuring and marking wood, steambending and cutting joints are also covered. Readers have the opportunity to put their new skills to use right away, thanks to a 20-strong collection of woodworking projects. Designs range from beginner to advanced and traditional to contemporary. Encompassing an elegant inlaid coffee table, a child's rocking horse and a retro drinks trolley, there's something for everyone.With step-by-step instructions, clear photographs and straightforward diagrams, the "Encyclopedia of Woodworking" enables readers - whatever their initial skill level - to turn out a range of beautiful objects that will provide enjoyment for years to come.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845376772
ISBN-10: 1845376773
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 215mm x 19mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Alan Bridgewater

Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of woodworking books on diverse subjects, including furniture making, hand-tool techniques, woodcarving and woodturning. They have written more than 70 highly successful books to date and also write for various DIY magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. They live in Rye, East Sussex.

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