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The woodworker's handbook
Horwood, Roger.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"DIY tips, tools, materials, skills, projects"--Cover.

Includes index.
Woods for the woodworker -- Tools for the job -- Joining wood and turning -- Finishes and finishing -- Step-by-step projects -- Repairs and restoration -- Your own designs -- Table leg template.
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TT180 .H665 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Woodworking as a hobby has always commanded a large and eager following. In recent years, the number of enthusiasts has grown, proving that regardless of age, gender, or budget, anyone can develop woodworking skills and become proficient at making their own furniture, ornaments, or household wares.
THE WOODWORKER'S HANDBOOK is the only concise reference for both novice and expert alike. It features:

Ø Woods for the woodworker--the most popular natural and man-made woods used in furniture making and woodworking
Ø Tools for the job--expert advice on the purchase and use of tools and equipment, plus advice on care, maintenance, and safety
Ø Techniques and methods--clear and informative information about all the basic skills, including constructing joints, turning, and finishing
Ø Step-by-step project instructions--the opportunity to put your newly acquired skills to the test
Ø Repairs and proven methods for restoring wooden objects

Along with providing all the basic information, experienced woodworker Roger Horwood shares his affinity with wood, explains the joy of working with this natural material, and shows you how to use the various techniques to create practical, beautiful, and useful items for everyday use.

Author Notes

ROGER HORWOOD started woodworking at school in High Wycombe, England (the center of the British chair-making industry). In 1969 he moved to South Africa, where he has continued to work with wood, building just about every type of freestanding furniture--both modern and period pieces--in a variety of soft, hard, and exotic woods. Horwood is also the author of Step-by-Step Wooden Toys .