"Fundamentals of" Woodworking Books

1. The Fundamentals of Woodturning (Darlow's Woodturning series)

Guiding novice and experienced woodworkers alike, this ultimate guide to the fine art of using the lathe to shape wood includes exercises and projects to develop the skills needed to maximize the fun and enjoyment of this craft. With the latest information on techniques, tools, machinery, and safety, plus many professional tips and secrets, crafters can hone their skills on projects ranging from special boxes and bowls to hat stands and toys. Additional chapters include topics such as various turning techniques for both scraping and cutting tools, selecting the ideal lathe for a given project, what to know when purchasing a lathe and chucking system, and discovering how to create consistently identical furniture parts.


2. The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking

Basic lessons and exercises that teach you appreciation of the woodworker's tools, and what their capabilities are and how to use them to their full potential are covered by this publication.






3. Fundamentals of Sharpening: Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker (Back To Basics)

Sharpening woodworking tools is a task many put off until it is necessary. Learn how to embrace the fun and essence of sharpening tools, and why regular attention to sharpening can increase efficiency and improve quality. This book contains techniques for keeping hand tools like saws, chisels, gouges, and planes razor sharp. It also shows how to extend the life of power tools with well-maintained blades and bits.



4. Fundamentals of Figure Carving

This study of carving the human figure in wood concentrates on the anatomical structure of the body and details specific areas of common difficulty to woodcarvers such as eyes, ears, hands, feet and hair. The book includes step-by-step sequences outlining the techniques involved, as well as providing a range of work that should both stimulate and improve the understanding of the human form.




5. Fundamentals of Tree Ring Research

This comprehensive text addresses all of the subjects that a reader who is new to the field will need to know and will be a welcome reference for practitioners at all levels. It includes a history of the discipline, biological and ecological background, principles of the field, basic scientific information on the structure and growth of trees, the complete range of dendrochronology methods, and a full description of each of the relevant sub-disciplines.



6. Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Residential construction accounts for more than half of all of the building construction dollars spent annually in the United States. Architects and construction professionals must have a basic understanding of the material and structural systems appropriate to this type of construction as well as a working knowledge of codes and management procedures. Building on Edward Allen's best-selling Fundamentals of Building Construction, this book provides the information they need, with an authoritative, in-depth look at the procedures and materials specific to home building.



7. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete. New introductory material on the processes, organization, constraints, and choices in construction offers a better look at the management of construction. New sections covering the building envelope uncover the secrets to designing enclosures for thermal insulation, vapor retarders, air barriers, and moisture control. The Fifth Edition also features more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach and the latest IBC 2006, CSI MasterFormat, ASTM references, and LEED information.

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