Woodworking Books - Gift Ideas for Christmas 2017


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Table Saw Magic

Great gift your anyone with a Table saw.  They will become a table saw wizard with this revised classic from Jim Tolpin - features over forty jigs and fixtures for almost any need. Does cutting circles on the table saw sound like magic? Learn to do that and more, including ripping, crosscutting, miter cuts, grooves, dadoes, rabbets, curves and molding. Includes a how-to on operating a number of table saws, tips on choosing and using accessories, and instructions for setting up and maintaining your saw. More than one hundred illustrations and photos guide you through the details in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. 192 pages.

The Complete Manual of Woodworking

More than eighteen hundred drawings, diagrams and photos, the authoritative guide encompasses the art and craft of woodworking. Intending to inspire and teach every woodworker from the beginner to exacting professional. including a discussion of all the major hard woods and soft woods, choosing and using hand tools, and full information on woodworking techniques--jointing, fastening, laminating, and much more.

The Complete Guide to Sharpening

This is the most exhaustive book in the world of woodworking.  Starts with the definition of sharpness, abrasives, the physics involve in cutting wood, metallurgy, and sharpening equipment. He gets into technique and tools included chapters on chisels, planes, and knives, Lee continues with tweezers, Phillips screwdrivers, claw hammer claws and several other things that you never thought were dull. Lee's delivery is clear, and he makes good use of illustration. Whether beginning or expert sharpener, this is certainly the text to own. 256 pages.

Woodworking Techniques

Enjoy the satisfaction of solving your own woodworking problems. This book, from the experts at Woodworker's Journal, explores and explains forty of the most valuable and time-saving skills and methods around. From hand-cutting the perfect dovetail and centering a mortise, to the secrets of re-sawing and surfacing stock, you will glean insight that will change the way you work. It is perfect for the beginning woodworker, but even the savviest veteran can pick up a trick or two.

The New Wood Finishing Book, Revised Edition

A wood-finishing classic, newly updated and expanded in time for Christmas. The project not done until the wood finishes are complete. Anyone who needs to wood project will want to own the updated and completely revised version of the highly acclaimed Wood Finishing Book. With new, full-color photos and design, expanded information, and updates on technological advances in finishing, it's a must have reference. The focus is on finishes that amateur woodworkers and finishers use -- not fussy, unattainable finishes. The author demystifies the art and science of finishing with clear and up-to-date information.,

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition


Everyone who desires to learn basic living skills. the kind used by our forefathers, and adapt them for a better life in the 21st century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Intarsia Birds: Woodworking the Wise Way

This Intarsia Book has Thirty Bird Patterns for Beginners through Advanced. Filled with beautiful photographs & multi-views of each bird project. It has 4 easy to advanced step by step projects which explain the techniques for creating realistic Intarsia projects. The Tools, Woods, and Supply sections have helpful reference information. Basic Intarsia Steps, will provide hints as how to shape feather and wing pieces, gluing and finishing, and how to inlay small pieces , guiding those new to Intarsia or serving as a quick refresher for more experienced woodworkers. Patterns include : Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Robin, Great Horned Owl, Macaw, Turkey, Crow, Loon, Barn Owl, American Kestrel, Rooster, Quail, Pelican, Red-tailed Hawk & many others.

How to Carve Wood


Woodcarver Richard Butz teaches chapter by chapter whittling, chip carving, wildlife carving, relief carving, lettering, and architectural carving. The reader learns by doing, working through illustrated and challenging exercises and projects. Butz provides scaled patterns for each project and ends each chapter with a gallery of additional projects using the techniques learned. Contains chapters on the basics and more advanced techniques.

A great Christmas time gift for both beginning and experience woodcarvers.

Crafting Wood Logic Puzzles: 18 Three-dimensional Games for the Hands and Mind

As fun to make as they are to solve. This fun-filled book provides plans and instructions for crafting eighteen of the most popular three-dimensional games for the hands and mind. Includes clear explanations and photos for all the techniques you will need, complete material and cutting lists, full-color how-to photos, and photos showing the slippery solutions. For centuries, logic puzzles have entertained, inspired and educated kids of all ages. Studies show these engaging "brain teasers" provide unsurpassed benefits to the body and mind, increasing manual dexterity, mathematical abilities and overall intellectual agility. Crafting Wood Logic Puzzles provides plans and instructions for crafting 18 of the most popular manual puzzles.  The reader will also learn specialized cutting, drilling, sanding, gluing and finishing techniques that make crafting wooden puzzles possible.

New Complete Guide to the Band Saw, The Everything You Need to Know About the Most Important Saw in the Shop

Teaches how truly versatile the band saw can be with the newest volume from renowned band saw expert Mark Duginske. From its typical usage for fair curves, straight cuts, scroll work, ripping and re-sawing, all the way to mortise and tenon and dovetail joinery, you''ll be amazed at how much you can get from one simple machine. Also includes sections on saw choice, blade choice, sharpening, tune-up and more. Full-color photographs, detailed drawings and expert instruction throughout. Everything you need to know to master the workshop's most versatile tool. Contains over 500 photographs and illustrations. Band saw guru Mark Duginske provides everything you need to get the most out of your indispensable power tool - the band saw. Includes buying advice, expert instruction, tips for making jigs, 500 illustrations and more.188 pages.

Making Chair Seats from Cane, Rush and Other Natural Materials


Teaches how to weave cane for both seats and backs. This easy-to-read book, abundantly illustrated with more than one hundred sixty step-by-step photographs and drawings, tells how to make seats from a variety of natural materials. Included are intricate patterns woven from cane; sturdy and attractive seats made from twisted strands of rush, rope, Hong Kong grass, and twine; a basket weave effect created from splints; and more.

Fine Woodworking Design Book Eight: Original Furniture from the World's Finest Craftsmen

Keep up with the latest ideas in furniture design. Explore over one hundred inspiring pieces that will ignite your imagination for your next project. Two hundred and fifty high quality full-color photos and twenty illustrations showcase the finest tables, cabinets, chairs, bookcases, desks, chests and accessories being made today. Photos are accompanied by detailed descriptions of the piece, profiles of the woodworkers who made them and fascinating information about their creative processes. Fine Woodworking Design Books provide the best work in wood from craftsmen around the world. Woodworkers the world over have been waiting for the latest edition of Tauntons Fine Woodworking Design Book since 1996. In response to overwhelming reader requests, Volume Eight is finally here and its been significantly fine-tuned to meet the demands of today's woodworkers. Unlike previous volumes, this new release focuses on a single aspect of woodworking design furniture with over One hundred incredible pieces in an amazing variety of styles: tables, chairs, desks, cabinets, bookcases, home entertainment centers, beds, and bureaus. The series has also been enhanced by in-depth design discussions, which reveal the secrets behind the masterful techniques of the worlds leading furniture designers. The selections are shown in detailed photographs. Technical details are explained in 20 illustrations.

Learning the Art of Pyrography


The art of pyrography-- burning designs into wood and many other materials. The art of pyrography -- burning designs into wood and many other materials -- can add a special touch to any project, including wooden trunks and jewelry, wildlife carvings, leather pictures, and paper collages. In this book, Al Chapman will explain the different tools and mediums that can be used, and will show you in detail how to use them for different effects. You will learn several methods of transferring a pattern onto your piece of wood or leather, how to give depth to your pictures with crosshatching, stippling, and flat-edge shading, how to make realistic-looking fur, and how to add shadows and highlights. Chapmans extensive experience with these techniques allows him to give you helpful hints for keeping your pictures realistic looking, with subtle and graceful lines. You will also learn how to use your pyrography techniques on paper, a technique that is useful for borders, collages, or decoupage.

Bill Hylton's Ultimate Guide to the Router Table

The missing owner's manual for the router table comes to light. This volume by Bill Hylton, noted author of routing reference books and articles, opens up an exciting world of woodworking possibilities with comprehensive information and advice on getting the most out of your router table. Hylton shares his secrets on how to build and set up your router table and jigs for perfect joinery, profile cuts, making raised panel doors and more. The first operator's manual for the router table If you don't have a router table in your shop yet, you should. The router table opens up a whole new world of using the router that simply can't be done using it any other way. Operations such as edge profiling, making moldings, cutting lock-miter joints, box joints, rabbets, grooves, spline miters, using templates, pin routing and more can be done using a router table. Using this book, you will learn basic router-table knowledge, safety issues, setup fundamentals, feed direction and work piece control. Also, you'll learn about specific operations unique to the router table and how to do them safely. 128 pages.

Beds: Outstanding Projects from One of America's Best Craftsmen 

Outstanding Projects from One of America's Best Craftsmen With plans and complete instructions for building nine classic beds. A bed is one of the most significant pieces of furniture in most homes, ranking with the dining room table as a major purchase or project. Beds: Step-by-Step begins with a discussion of bed-making basics, including building bed components, sizing, foundations, and hardware. Each project chapter contains cutting lists, an exploded drawing, and a studio shot of the finished project. Also included are finishing tips and techniques and assembly instructions. These projects, all designed by the author, include a small first bed, a Shaker-style bed, a Craftsman-style bed, a pencil post bed, a platform bed, the Windsor bed, the City bed, a sleigh bed, and a bunk bed. The skills required range from simple joinery techniques to challenging bending methods, all carefully explained in step-by-step instructions.

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