Woodworking For Dummies

Woodworking For Dummies Author Jeff Strong
ISBN-10 0764539779
ISBN-13 9780764539770
Year 2003-10-31
Pages 392
Language English
Publisher For Dummies
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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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DIY For Dummies

DIY For Dummies Author Jeff Howell
ISBN-10 0470975393
Release 2010-09-02
Pages 432