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The Why & How of Woodworking: A Simple Approach to Making Meaningful Work

The Why & How of Woodworking: A Simple Approach to Making Meaningful Work Lowest new price: $21.75
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Author: Michael Pekovich

The Why and How of Woodworking reflects the growing appreciation for the handmade, a movement toward simplifying and uncluttering. There is a growing understanding of the need to fill our lives with meaningful and useful objects. How can woodworkers answer that call? Instagram sensation Mike Pekovich explains how to make work that is worth the time and effort it takes to make it, work that makes a difference, and work that will add to the quality of our lives.

  • Explains the basics of woodworking, from choosing lumber with care, cutting joinery accurately, and preparing and finishing the surfaces.
  • A simple approach to building boxes and furniture that are built to last.
  • Includes information on designing and building cabinets, boxes, chests, casework, and tables.

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The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert

The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert Lowest new price: $11.90
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Author: Albert Jackson
Brand: Penguin Random House

With more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, this authoritative guide encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking. Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, it has become a classic. It includes a discussion of all the principal hardwoods and softwoods, how to choose and use hand tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique--jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more.

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  • Knopf

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Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop Lowest new price: $11.71
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Author: Nick Offerman
Brand: Penguin Random House Publishing

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.
    
In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what’s more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it "wood porn"). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery. 
     
Whether you’ve been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you’ve ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman’s brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you’ll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.

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  • Dutton Books

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Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend (Fox Chapel Publishing) Beginner-Friendly Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips, and Ready-to-Carve Patterns for Toys & Gifts

Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects You Can Make in a Weekend (Fox Chapel Publishing) Beginner-Friendly Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips, and Ready-to-Carve Patterns for Toys & Gifts Lowest new price: $7.84
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Author: Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated
Brand: Design Originals

You can whittle just about anything—the only limit is your imagination! Inside this comprehensive whittler's starter guide you'll find:

  • 24 easy-to-make whittling projects
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • How-to photos
  • Ready-to-carve patterns
  • How to whittle classic toys, useful gifts, and fun displays
  • Whittling techniques for twigs and branches
  • The 4 basic knife cuts that most whittlers use
  • What to look for when choosing a whittling knife
  • How to sharpen your knife for safe and enjoyable whittling

It's so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book!

We've assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter's guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.

Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. The authors show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you'll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.

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  • FOX-38428
  • 9781565238428
  • Brand New Item / Unopened Product
  • Design Originals

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Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1300 Drawings & Diagrams for Drawers, Tables, Beds, Bookcases, Cabinets, Joints & Subassemblies

Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1300 Drawings & Diagrams for Drawers, Tables, Beds, Bookcases, Cabinets, Joints & Subassemblies Lowest new price: $14.27
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Author: Bill Hylton
Brand: Design Originals

Design and construct furniture that works with the help of the most complete visual guide ever published! It's all here:

  • Ideas and Inspiration. A visual source of information ranging from furniture styles and dimensions to joinery. The essence of more than 100 classic furniture pieces is captured in highly detailed, exploded drawings.
  • Standards. Take the guesswork out of designing kitchen cabinets, dining tables, desks, bookcases, and chests by applying the time-honored dimension and ergonomic standards shown here.
  • Options and Alternatives. With more than 150 joints and subassemblies at your fingertips, you'll be able to easily alter appearance or construction of any project.
  • Construction Solutions. More than 1,300 drawings take you inside the furniture and show you classic solutions to age-old problems, such as hanging a drawer, attaching a tabletop, and pegging a mortise.
  • Plans. If you don't have the time or inclination to design your own furniture, sources to locate the plans for most of the furniture pieces are included.

Illustrated Cabinetmaking is the most complete visual guide to furniture construction ever published. It includes hundreds of clearly-labeled drawings and exploded diagrams that explain everything there is to know about joints, subassemblies and furniture design.

Featuring each piece in highly-detailed, exploded drawings and applying time-honored dimensions and ergonomic standards, this comprehensive visual sourcebook takes the guesswork out of furniture joinery, assembly, dimension, and style. Woodworkers of any skill level will benefit from more than 1,300 crisp and detailed drawings that explain classic solutions to age-old problems, such as hanging a drawer, attaching a tabletop, and pegging a mortise.

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  • Fox Chapel Publishing

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The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips (Landauer) More Than 40 Projects with Detailed, Easy-to-Follow Plans and Over 200 Photos

The Complete Book of Woodworking: Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Woodworking Skills, Techniques and Tips (Landauer) More Than 40 Projects with Detailed, Easy-to-Follow Plans and Over 200 Photos Lowest new price: $9.37
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Author: Tom Carpenter
Brand: Design Originals

The ultimate step-by-step guide to essential woodworking skills, techniques, tools, tips and tricks.

  • More than 40 fabulous projects
  • For woodworkers of all levels
  • Detailed plans for home accessories, home furnishings, outdoor projects and workshop projects
  • More than 1,200 full-color, step-by-step illustrations, photos and diagrams
  • Shop set-up and safety
  • How to use tools, make jigs and joints
  • Applying finishes
The Complete Guide to Woodworking features detailed plans for 40 stunning projects for woodworkers of all levels, plus more than 1,200 step-by-step illustrations. It also includes expert information on setting up a workshop, safety, how to use and look after tools, and much more. For beginners and experienced woodworkers alike, this is the ultimate step-by-step guide.

From the principles of basic design to essential woodworking techniques to a gallery of 40 complete plans for fabulous woodworking projects, this thorough and attractive book gives all the information you need to become a master woodworker and have a houseful of fine furnishings to show for the effort.

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  • Landauer Corporation

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The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery

The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery Lowest new price: $9.49
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Author: Terrie Noll
Brand: Brand: Chartwell Books

The Joint Book features illustrated instructions for over 70 joints—providing easy-to-follow step-by-step directions for creating edge and scarf joints, lapped and housed joints, mortise and tenon joints, miters and bevels, dovetails, dowels and biscuits, and detailed descriptions of fasteners, hardware, and knockdown joints. This book is the perfect companion for any woodworker interested in improving their joint-making skills.

This hardcover book with internal spiral binding is 6.5" × 8", the perfect size for carpenters and woodworkers to keep near their workbench or toolbox for quick access.The design of this book allows it to lay open flat for easy and frequent reference. The interior photographs, illustrations, and diagrams make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, while advanced readers will gain insight from the book's useful tips.

Within, you'll find:

  • Step-by-step illustrated instructions for making all the basic joints in every joint family—mortise and tenon, dovetails, miters, and more—and their variations.
  • Both hand tool methods and power tool techniques, plus a variety of easy-to-build jigs.
  • How the nature of wood and its properties affect joinery, glue, and furniture design.

The Joint Book is the ultimate workshop reference, providing woodworkers with the knowledge to choose the right joint for the job.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker, Revised Edition: Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-In Cabinet (Fox Chapel Publishing)

Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker, Revised Edition: Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-In Cabinet (Fox Chapel Publishing) Lowest new price: $14.59
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Author: Robert W. Lang
Brand: Design Originals

This practical handbook takes the mystery out of designing and making built-in cabinets! Take the confusion out of cabinetmaking by learning how to:

  • Measure a room and design cabinetry
  • Develop working shop drawings and cutting lists
  • Work with solid wood, veneered plywood, MDF, and plastic laminates
  • Build traditional face-frame cabinets and Euro-style frameless cabinets
  • Cut and join the basic box for any project
  • Construct wall-hung cabinets, units with lighting, and floor-to-ceiling styles
  • Make doors, drawer faces, drawer boxes, and countertops

Kitchens are the ultimate DIY woodworking project, offering the best return on investment! Demonstrating how woodworkers can approach the complex job of designing and making built-in cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, and home offices, this technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, clear instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary aggravation, and money. Bob Lang offers practical, hands-on, how-to information and guidance for building traditional face-frame cabinets as well as constructing contemporary frameless Euro-style cabinets.

You'll learn how to measure rooms and design fitting cabinetry that considers both function and aesthetics, how to develop working shop drawings and cutting lists, and how to work with materials as varied as solid wood and plastic laminate. Technical instructions for cutting and joining the basic box, as well as for fitting it to drawer stacks, sinks, corners, appliances, and islands, are also included, as are detailed steps for sanding, finishing, and installing each piece. This second edition also offers a colorful new 16-page idea gallery with photographs of finished cabinets.

Whether it's kitchen, home office, family room, or any other kind of built-in cabinet work, this classic technical handbook shows you exactly how to approach the complex job of designing and making custom cabinets. Robert W. Lang takes the mystery out of the job with clearly written text, meticulously detailed shop drawings, and sharp photographs that show how cabinets go together in the real world.

From the planning stage all the way through installation, Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinet Maker, Revised Edition gives you a firm foundation for designing and building kitchen cabinets from scratch. You'll benefit from practical and shop-tested methods and time-savers on every page.

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  • Fox Chapel Publishing

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Pyrography Basics: Techniques and Exercises for Beginners (Fox Chapel Publishing) Skill-Building Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns with Temperature, Time, Texture & Layering Advice from Lora Irish

Pyrography Basics: Techniques and Exercises for Beginners (Fox Chapel Publishing) Skill-Building Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns with Temperature, Time, Texture & Layering Advice from Lora Irish Lowest new price: $6.15
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Author: Lora Irish
Brand: Design Originals
Model: DO-5426

Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes woodburning easy by walking you through all the basics of materials, tools, and techniques! In Pyrography Basics, you'll discover:

  • 6 skill-building projects to help you master essential techniques
  • Step-by-step instructions and patterns for the beginning woodburner
  • 3 basic pyrography pen tips for writing, shading and detailing
  • Using temperature, time, texture and layering to create artistic tonal values
  • How to use a practice board to ensure the best burn for your project

Pyrography can enhance any project with lovely varieties of tone and texture. If you've ever wanted to take up this creative craft, Pyrography Basics will get you started, as nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes it easy for beginners to learn the creative craft of woodburning. All that aspiring beginners need is this book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to start adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully burned images and patterns.

The author provides a thorough introduction to basic tools, materials and techniques. You'll learn how to set up a practice board to experiment with strokes and settings before moving on to working projects with confidence. 6 skill-building projects provide step-by-step exercises in using temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values.

With Pyrography Basics, you'll soon master everything from shading to composition, as you apply pyrography to furniture, carvings, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards, and much, much more.

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  • 023863054263
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  • Design Originals

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Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography (Fox Chapel Publishing) Easily Create Beautiful Art & Gifts with 14 Step-by-Step Projects, How-to Photos, and 50 Bonus Patterns

Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography (Fox Chapel Publishing) Easily Create Beautiful Art & Gifts with 14 Step-by-Step Projects, How-to Photos, and 50 Bonus Patterns Lowest new price: $10.18
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Author: Simon Easton
Brand: Design Originals
Model: FOX-23728

Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications! This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft:

  • Create beautiful art using ready-made materials found at your local craft store
  • 14 step-by-step projects—appropriate for every skill level
  • Illustrated with how-to photographs
  • Easy exercises introduce basic concepts for beginners
  • Learn expert techniques for texturing, lettering, shading, and finishing
  • Make memorable decorative gifts for friends and family—bangles, jewelry boxes, gift tags, fridge magnets, and more!
  • 50 bonus patterns

This easy-to-learn introduction to the art of pyrography offers 14 step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts—from coasters and picture frames to bangles, decorative plates, and door hangers—illustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store. 50 bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional woodburning projects.

In Learn to Burn, award-winning artist and pyrographer Simon Easton shows you how to "write with fire," taking you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. Easton guides you through purchasing tools and materials, and setup and safety. His expert lessons will help you master all of the essential techniques of the craft, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing.

This a book that you'll come back to again and again as you develop your expertise in an innovative art form.

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  • Design Originals

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