Woodworking for dummies free download
Woodworking for Dummies by Jeff StrongYouve seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience?Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on:
Gearing up with the right tools
Putting safety first in your workshop
Using adhesives and glue
Working with wood joints
Smoothing it out by sanding and filling
Adding color with stains and paints
Protecting your work with topcoats
Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece thatll reflect your personal touch. Youll discover how to:
Measure and mark your wood
Distinguish among saw designs
Choose and use sharpening tools
Home in on hot melt glue
Speed things up with modern frame joints
Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails
Apply water-based polyurethanes
This handy reference packs in essential information for the novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart any woodworkers existing skills. Includes detailed illustrations and how-to photos.
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From Woodworking For Dummies. Woodworking brings together nature, human, and technology to produce long lasting pieces of function and art. A great piece of woodworking begins with knowing how to choose the right type and piece of wood. Then, following a step-by-step process helps you craft a successful piece every time. Whether you see woodworking as an art or a craft, your finished piece begins with a great piece of wood.
It delivers solid information that woodworking beginners can use and benefit from. We have researched the leading websites and expert information and compiled it all in this convenient book! There is all kinds of information available today that can help get you into woodworking as a hobby. As a beginner you can be confused by the immense scope of aspects to the wonderful craft of woodworking. To many, this can be frustrating and lead them to give up. However, woodworking can not only be a means of making a living, but for many, it is a fun and rewarding hobby.