The Everything Woodworking Book: A Beginner's Guide To Creating Great Projects From Start To Finish

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The Everything Woodworking Book is an essential guide for tapping into the exciting world of woodcraft. Popular Woodworking's Jim Stack packs tons of practical information-from learning how to set up shop by selecting the right tools to understanding the fundamentals of basic woodworking joints and furniture design-into one comprehensive package. Filled with easy-to-follow techniques, two-color inserts, and dozens of clear black-and-white photographs, the reader is shown how to build more than a dozen essential shop and furniture projects, including:
  • A small table
  • An outdoor chair
  • A hanging pine cabinet
  • A set of kitchen cabinets

This handy beginner's guide is perfect for the casual hobbyist who has the tools but doesn't know how to get started using them.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jul 1, 2005
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9781440537899
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Language
English
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Genres
Crafts & Hobbies / Woodwork
Technology & Engineering / Construction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like itcould be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get tocreate something that you can proudly display to your friends andfamily. But where and how do you begin to move from expressedinterest to hands-on experience?

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Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or anincredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummiescan help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piecethat'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how to

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This handy reference packs in essential information for thenovice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstartany woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrationsand  how-to photos.

After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman—woodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC’s crafting competition series Making It—returns with the subject for which he’s known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.
 
Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes.
    
Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves.
    
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