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The jigs & fixtures bible : tips, tricks and techniques for better woodworking
DeCristoforo, R. J.
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, OH : Popular Woodworking Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TT186 .D4273 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Let the "Dean of Home Workshop Writers," R.J. DeCristoforo , show you how to make the most of your tools and your workshop. The Jigs & Fixtures Bible collects the last several years of his popular "Cris Cuts" column from the pages of Popular Woodworking magazine and supplements them with special tips, tricks and advice.

Through chapters such as "Put the Mortiser to Work" and "Know Your Band Saw," DeCristoforo provides you with a lifetime of invaluable woodworking knowledge, including:

an overview of the 10 tools that deserve a permanent place in your shop the basics of table saw angles the best joints for every project and material methods for overcoming the effects of warping three great jigs for your table saw that can cut circles and even bowls advice for getting the best performance out of your band saw and jointer directions for building your own band saw and table saw master jigs professional handsaw maintenance techniques the tricks to making useful and beautiful modular furniture and much more!

DeCristoforo writes with a simplicity and directness that makes new concepts clear, while providing you with jigs, guides and ideas to make your work easier, safer and more accurate. You'll learn to expand your power tools' usefulness far beyond manufacturers' specifications and elevate your woodworking to the level of craftsmanship.

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Library Journal Review

The late DeCristoforo was one of the preeminent authors of books about power tools and their use; probably only the prolific Patrick Spielman is in his league. This title, edited by DeCristoforo's son Daniel, examines a number of useful jigs and fixtures that originally appeared in his "Cris Cuts" column in Popular Woodworking magazine. In addition, there is a wealth of information about tools and short tips that solve workshop problems of all types. Somewhat unusual for a woodworking title is the short biography of the author, written by his son; it's a nice touch and a fitting tribute. DeCristoforo's titles have stood the test of time, and this one likely will as well. It should be purchased by public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.