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1. Wooden Lure Making 101

Essential Reading For Anyone Taking Up Wooden Lure Making: Even A Novice With Minimal Tools Can Turn A Lump Of Wood Into A Highly Effective Fishing Lure! What usually follows is a rapid improvement in the size and number of fish caught as he develops an intimate understanding of lures and simultaneously creates a box full of deadly baits. In this eBook internationally renowned wooden lure making authority Greg "Doc Lures" Vinall takes the mystery out of custom wooden lure making. In a simple, matter of fact way, the Doc breaks down the complex task of designing and making your own lures into basics that anyone can follow. Written for those who are new to the craft of lure making, this ebook will get you started on the path to success no matter what style of lure you plan to make. From choosing the right wood and basic components to hand shaping, assembling and custom painting lures, you'll find a surprising wealth of information packed into this title. It's all the important stuff and none of the fluff. Why waste precious fishing time and money on trial and error? One read of this ebook will have you knocking out killer lures from your first attempts.



   2. Woodwork Joints How they are Made and Used

Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used. William Fairham was an experienced woodworker and educator and the author and illustrator of books from the early twentieth-century Woodworker Series including "Woodwork Tools and How to Use Them", "Carpentry for Beginners", and "Wood-Turning".

Attention: This free book is part of Project Gutenberg, it does not include the images. If this is an issue go to the Project Gutenberg website and search the same book.  They have multiple formats and the option of with or without images.




3. A Course In Wood Turning

The book is basic but a clear introduction wood turning. Gives great beginner's tips, and information on the use of tools on each project described. Great reference material for use in on turning projects in the woodshop.




4. Woodworking Tools 1600-1900

This history of woodworking hand tools during the seventh and eighthth century is display the evolution of tools through generations of craftsmen. The sources of change to design is almost impossible to ascertain. Previous sources have been concerned primarily with the object shaped by the tool rather than the tools themself. The book cover two centuries, discussing the specialization, configuration, and changes to woodworking tools. Extrodinarily in-depth book, filled with information. Any woodworker would love to have this book, it is a woodworking classic, amd should be in the library of any hand tool woodworker.



5. Wood-Carving Design and Workmanship

The laws which govern all good art must be known before they can be obeyed; they are subtle, but unalterable. The conditions most favorable to your craft must first be understood before these laws can be recognized. There yet remains at your own disposal that devotion of energy which is the first essential step, both in the direction of obtaining clearer views and in conquering technical difficulties. The book will appeal to handicraftsmen in the industrial and mechanic arts. It will consist of authoritative statements by experts in thefield for the exercise of ingenuity, taste, imagination—the whole sphere of the so-called dependent arts.





Woodworking Top-Rated Kindle Books
 

1. A Cabinetmaker's Notebook (Woodworker's Library)

Cabinetmaking at the highest level is an art, a discipline, a philosophy-even a way of life-in addition to being a useful craft. In this book one of the greatest living cabinetmakers reflects on the deeper meanings of his craft and explains for less accomplished workers how the right attitudes toward materials, tools, and time can increase the joys of this complex activity. Craftspeople in every medium will be inspired by this account of getting started and developing habits that lessen the difficulties of a complex craft.


2. The Handplane Book

In a visually stunning, technically informative reference on the classic hand-plane, professional woodworker Garrett Hack provides detailed, practical information on choosing, using, tuning, and repairing all types of planes, including unique, antique, and specialty planes. 175 photos. 152 drawings.




3. Wood Finishing 101: The Step-by-Step Guide

Wood finishing doesn't have to be complicated or confusing. It can be "boiled down" to simple step-by-step instructions. And that's what this book offers; no science, no art, just easily-to-follow directions with lots of pictures to show you every step of the process.

Inside, you'll find specific instructions on how to finish common woods using widely-available finishing materials—the kind of wood, stains and finish coats every home center, paint store or hardware store carries. Just match the wood to the final color and result you want. Then follow the step-by-step instructions and eliminate the guesswork.

Wood Finishing 101 is by Bob Flexner, who has been writing about and teaching wood finishing to hobbyists and professionals for over 20 years. Let Bob's years of experience guide you to beautiful results using his easy to understand directions.





4. The Bandsaw Book

The bandsaw is one of the most widely used woodworking tools, found in 3 out 4 home and professional workshops. Although deceptively simple - a steel blade rotating around two rubber-clad wheels, the bandsaw does its best work when it's tuned properly. Unfortunately, most owner's manuals provided by tool manufacturers are difficult to understand, and the drawings and photos are unclear. In this book, professional woodworker Lonnie Bird gives all the information bandsaw owners wished came in the owner's manual plus much more - what to look for when buying a bandsaw and how to tune it up for optimal performance. The information is presented in an accessible, easy-to-understand way, making this a quick reference as well as comprehensive handbook. All the information is up-to-date and thoroughly researched. Excellent color photos by the author and a clean, friendly layout gives this book on a classic woodworking subject a fresh modern look. This clearly illustrated and photographed volume will quickly become the standard reference and is a must-have title for any woodworker.


5. The Router Book

There is no more complete guide to the most versatile tool in the woodworker's shop than this book. The Router Book covers it all -- from the tool's wide range of uses to tips for maintaining it in the best condition. Router expert Pat Warner sorts through the great variety of tools on the market and offers sound, practical advice on choosing the right router for every woodworker's needs.



6. Practical Mechanics for Boys

J. S. Zerbe's PRACTICAL MECHANICS FOR BOYS presents a complete education in every dimension of no-nonsense, hands-on shop work that is written in approachable language appropriate to both the novice and the seasoned craftsmen. In addition to chapters exploring a variety of tools and their use, the process of designing, laying out and completing projects, fundamental devices like lacings, gears, valves and clutches, the properties of materials (elasticity, torsion, conductivity, etc.), and the basics of drafting and mechanical power, the author also shares insights on the process of becoming an inventor – turning ideas into objects, building models and prototypes, securing a patent and more. Over 100 original illustrations. Also contains 16 handy tables, dozens of formulas for making your own glues, cements, polishes, etc., and a glossary of more than 300 important mechanical terms.


7. The Toolbox Book

In this guided tour of some of the world's best tool-storage solutions, you'll learn how the toolbox evolved as an essential tool and how the site boxes of today have their roots in long-ago journeyman's tool chests. But this book also provides practical advice on how to develop a tool-storage strategy of your own. Jim Tolpin guides you through creating an individual tool storage system best suited to your needs - from planning, through selection of materials, construction and finishing (including special situations like waterproofing the lid of a box intended for a job site).

8. The Complete Guide to Carpentry for Homeowners

For today's homeowner, basic carpentry skills are an absolute must. Professional handymen are in rare supply these days, and if you can find them at all, they may command exorbitant rates for work that takes just an hour or two to do. Best of all, modern tools are inexpensive and easy to use, making most home carpentry tasks a breeze to do-it-yourself. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Carpentry for Homeowners is a down-to-earth guide to help readers solve everyday problems using the most basic of tools—hammers, saws, sanders, clamps, and screw guns.


9. Measuring, Marking and Layout: A Builder's Guide

Provides simple techniques for accurate measuring using a number of basic tools.  The success or failure of a building project is often decided before the first nail is driven. Good habits of measuring and marking and a thorough understanding of the way the job should be laid out not only ensure high quality but also save materials and increase productivity.

In this comprehensive reference, John Carroll explains ways to produce precise, correct layouts for everything from the foundation to the roof covering. His forte is his clarity. He breaks down the process into manageable parts and takes you methodically through such daunting tasks as the layouts of stairs and roof rafters.





10. The Complete Guide to Sharpening

A well-known tool manufacturer, covers the practical and technical information to sharpen tools quickly, efficiently and safely. Descriptive photos, clear line drawings and step-by-step instructions show exactly how to improve the performance and safety of any cutting tool. 255 photos.










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