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Woodworking techniques and projects
Bailey, Anthony, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Lewes : Guild of Master Craftsman, 2003.
Physical Description:
124 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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Includes index.
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TT180 .B215 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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For all those avid followers of Anthony Bailey's expert woodworking advice over the years, this is a comprehensive collection of over 30 articles from New Woodworking and The Router magazines. Illustrated with nearly 300 colour photographs and diagrams, many of the key aspects are covered: from time and money saving advice on the best equipment to use for a specific task, through detailed explanations of workshop technique to suit both beginner and the advanced enthusiast, to precise, accessible instructions on how to make a diverse range of beautiful woodworking projects for the home.

Author Notes

Anthony Bailey, has been a writer for The New Yorker for a quarter century. His twenty-one books include the novel "Major Andre", two acclaimed memoirs, two books on Rembrandt, & most recently, "Standing in the Sun", a biography of J. M. W. Turner.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Over the years, Bailey, the in-house photographer of the Guild of Master Craftsman, has written several articles for New Woodworking and the Router magazines. This title collects more than 30 of those articles, covering biscuit jointers, numerous project plans, and two series. Bailey is particularly adept at the use of his favorite tool, the biscuit joiner; readers are offered eight articles that cover standard operations plus a number of advanced techniques such as making decorative moldings. Projects range from a blanket chest to a chessboard to a three-part series on crafting a bed. The eight-part "Mechanics of Making" takes a project from design through completion and shows how professional woodworkers would organize their work to maximize efficiency. The three-part "Machining" section, which illustrates cutting wood to size, includes a number of products unavailable to North American woodworkers and will be less useful than the rest of the book. Illustrated throughout in color, this will be a welcome addition to in-depth woodworking collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.