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Description - Woodworking For Dummies by Jeff Strong

You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it
could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to
create something that you can proudly display to your friends and
family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed
interest to hands-on experience?
Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building
materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know
about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood,
rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and
more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards
are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and
softwood species, plus all the buzz on

Gearing up with the right tools

Putting safety first in your workshop

Using adhesives and glue

Working with wood joints

Smoothing it out by sanding and filling

Adding color with stains and paints

Protecting your work with topcoats

Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an
incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies
can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece
that'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how to

Measure and mark your wood

Distinguish among saw designs

Choose and use sharpening tools

Hone in on hot melt glue

Speed things up with modern frame joints

Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails

Apply water-based polyurethanes

This handy reference packs in essential information for the
novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart
any woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrations
and how-to photos.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764539770
ISBN-10: 0764539779
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 193mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeff Strong

Jeff Strong, of Lamy, New Mexico is not only an accomplished craftsman and woodworker, but is also author of Drums For Dummies and Home Recording For Dummies. Jeff began creating sawdust at a very early age while assisting his father, a master craftsman, build fine furniture. He has designed and build countless pieces of furniture and has recently completed the designs for a commercial line of furniture blending Arts and Crafts and Asian infuences which has already secured representation with a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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