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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Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 193mm x 23mm)
Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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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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