Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Working with Wood

ISBN-10: 1561586838
ISBN-13: 9781561586837
Edition: 2005
Authors: Andy Rae
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 279
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

This step-by-step pictorial reference covers all of the techniques for working with wood. Organized for quick access, this book makes it easy to find exactly the information you are looking for. Over 850 photos and drawings illustrate how to buy lumber, dry and store it, choose joinery for durable construction, as well as how to machine, bend, and finish any type of wood. Book jacket.

Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee. Jeff Jewitt is a professional finisher and refinisher in Cleveland, Ohio, and a contributing editor toFine Woodworking. Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder and owner of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks which manufactures high quality hand tools. Andy Rae, from Asheville, North Carolina, is a professional woodworker who writes frequently for woodworking magazines and teaches woodworking. Gary Rogowski, a contributing editor toFine Woodworking, operates his own school, the Northwest Furniture Studio, in Portland, Oregon.

Understanding Wood
The Properties of Wood
Wood's Structure
Softwoods and Hardwoods
Understanding Wood Movement
Reaction Wood
Identifying Wood
Identifying a Species
Distinctive wood Properties
Tricks for Identifying Wood
Understanding Grain Orientation
Finding and Storing Wood
Cutting Your Own Wood
Harvesting Trees
Rough-Milling Lumber
Drying Lumber
Drying Lumber
Buying Lumber
Buying Lumber
Storing Lumber
Handling Sheet Goods
Parts Storage
Designing with Wood
Dealing with Wood Movement
Reading Moisture
Letting Wood Move
Choosing Joints
Designing a Joint
Testing Your Joints
Common Joints
Selecting Your Material
Drawing Full-Scale
Appearance and Strength
Cutting Wood
Dimensioning Wood
Milling Solid Wood
Sizing Plywood
Cutting Shapes
Cutting Veneer
Working Difficult Wood
Getting Clean Cuts
Making Repairs
Flattening Veneer
Bending Wood
Bending Wood
Green Bending
Kerf-Bending
Bent Lamination
Steam-Bending
Smoothing, Gluing, and Finishing
Smoothing and Preparing Wood
Planing and Scraping
Sanding Wood
Making Repairs
Preparing for a Finish
Gluing and Clamping Wood
Gluing Oily Wood
Clamping Up
Gluing Veneer
Removing Glue
Finishing Wood
Coloring Wood
Smoothing Between Coats
Applying a Finish
Smoothing the Finish
Sources
Appendix
Index

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