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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: $14.20
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Author: Bill Hylton
Brand: Fox Chapel Publishing

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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Carving Faces Workbook: Learn to Carve Facial Expressions with the Legendary Harold Enlow (Fox Chapel Publishing) Detailed Lips, Eyes, Noses, and Hair to Add Expressive Life to Your Woodcarvings

Carving Faces Workbook: Learn to Carve Facial Expressions with the Legendary Harold Enlow (Fox Chapel Publishing) Detailed Lips, Eyes, Noses, and Hair to Add Expressive Life to Your Woodcarvings Lowest new price: $11.56
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Author: Harold Enlow
Brand: imusti

Pull up a seat next to Harold's carving bench as he teaches you how to carve faces with life and expression while sharing decades of carving tips and techniques! Learn from Harold Enlow, one of America's foremost caricature carvers:

  • How to carve faces such as Cowboy, Santa, Wood Spirit, Witch, Ugly Faces, & more
  • How to render highly-detailed features like eyes, lips, nose, hair, & ears
  • How to add life and expression to your carvings
  • Clear, easy-to-follow instructions
  • Detailed patterns
  • Masterful tips & techniques gathered over decades of carving
  • Each project is done in small steps that guarantee success

Follow along as the legendary Harold Enlow, a founding member of the Caricature Carvers of America, teaches you how to carve faces with life and expression.

Enlow shares his masterful woodcarving tips and techniques that make his carvings stand out in this information-packed book. You'll learn to carve a female face, a cowboy face, a Native American face, a Santa face, and more. Best of all, you'll discover Enlow's secret to success: Learning how to render highly detailed eyes, lips, nose, hair, and ears before moving on to carving a complete face.

Inside this workbook, you'll find clear, easy-to-follow instructions and detailed patterns for carving a variety of faces. Each project is done in small steps that guarantee success.

For anyone who wants to learn to carve faces that stand out in a crowd, this is a must-have addition to your woodcarving library!

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  • Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc

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20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Instructions & Photos to Whittle Expressive Figures; Wizards, Gargoyles, Dogs, & More for Gift-Giving

20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Instructions & Photos to Whittle Expressive Figures; Wizards, Gargoyles, Dogs, & More for Gift-Giving Lowest new price: $7.69
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Author: Tom Hindes
Brand: Design Originals

Learn the fast and simple way to whittle in this fun introduction to woodcarving. Discover how to whittle in less time while you have more fun!

  • Perfect entry-level book for anyone who wants to learn whittling
  • Quick & easy projects to whittle wizards, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, & more in 20 minutes or less
  • Step-by-step instructions & photographs
  • Essential advice on safety, basic cuts, sharpening, & finishing

One of the joys of whittling with a pocket knife is that you can do it just about anywhere. You don't need any fancy equipment... and you don't even need much spare time.

Author Tom Hindes demonstrates his easy-to-learn, quick-cut method for whittling expressive little figures from wood in just 20 minutes or less. With his friendly instructions and step-by-step photos, you'll learn to carve an endless array of charming wizards, gnomes, gargoyles, ornaments, dogs, leprechauns, and more.

These super-short projects are perfect for learning basic caricature carving skills. They also make wonderful little gifts for random acts of kindness. Leave one along with your tip at the local restaurant, or give one to your favorite cashier. Children especially enjoy receiving them as souvenirs!

This is the perfect entry-level book for anyone who wants to learn whittling. It provides an accessible introduction for beginners, as well as great new ideas for experienced carvers.

Author Tom Hindes is a popular woodcarving instructor and contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated, the premier woodcarving publication. His quick carving projects have been one of the most popular features in the magazine.

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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: $14.48
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Author: Robert W. Lang
Brand: Fox Chapel Publishing

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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Workbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use

Workbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use Lowest new price: $22.36
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Author: Christopher Schwarz

Two centuries of workbench wisdom in one book!

With this book, your very first workbench will do everything you need it to do--possibly for the rest of your woodworking career!

Encompassing years of historical research and real-world trials, Christopher Schwarz boils down centuries of the history and engineering of workbenches into basic ideas that all woodworkers can use.
  • Learn how to design your own world-class workbench
  • Learn the fundamental rules of good workbench design that have been largely forgotten
  • Learn how to build an inexpensive and practical bench that hasn't been in widespread use for over 100 years
  • Learn how to properly use any workbench
In this revised and updated edition you'll find plans for five benches--two sturdy English benches and two variations on the French Roubo, as well as a portable bench you can clamp to any solid surface. The old-school benches in this book are simpler than modern benches, easier to build and perfect for both power and hand tools.

Beginning woodworkers can build any of these benches. The technical drawings are clear and show every detail. Using the step-by-step instructions, you will be amazed at how easily these workbenches can be constructed.

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Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology

Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology Lowest new price: $27.16
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Author: R. Bruce Hoadley
Brand: Taunton Trade

The first edition of Understanding Wood was published in 1980 and has since sold more than 130,000 copies. It is widely held as a definitive reference work and the cornerstone of every woodworker's library. Now, Bruce Hoadley's comprehensive guide to wood technology has been revised and updated in this 20th-anniversary edition of a classic.

New information on composite materials, adhesives, and finishes brings this book into the 21st century, while more than 300 photographs bring important visual information to life. This edition covers the nature of wood and its properties, the basics of wood technology, and the woodworker's raw materials. Understanding Wood was written for woodworkers by a scientist with a love of woodworking. It will be sought after by craftsmen and collectors alike.

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  • Taunton Press

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Woodworking Basics - Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship - An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools

Woodworking Basics - Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship - An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools Lowest new price: $11.82
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Author: Peter Korn
Brand: imusti

Woodworking Basics presents an approach to learning woodworking that has proven successful for hundreds of people who have taken the author's introductory course over the past 20 years. Peter Korn's method helps new woodworkers learn the right techniques from the beginning. More experienced woodworkers can use it to master the classic furniture-making skills key to fine craftsmanship. Korn includes two attractive and useful projects -- a small bench and a side table with a door and drawer ― providing you the opportunity to practice skills and develop confidence with tools.

This book provides a step-by-step introduction to all aspects of woodworking, including:

  • Safe use of woodworking machinery
  • Correct use of hand tools
  • Milling a board four-square
  • Cutting a mortise-and-tenon joint
  • Cutting dovetails

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  • ISBN13: 9781561586202
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Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Traditional Techniques (Fox Chapel Publishing) Relief Carving and In-the-Round Step-by-Step (Woodcarving Illustrated Books)

Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Traditional Techniques (Fox Chapel Publishing) Relief Carving and In-the-Round Step-by-Step (Woodcarving Illustrated Books) Lowest new price: $11.76
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Author: Chris Pye
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A comprehensive guide akin to having a one-on-one course with a master carver!

  • Learn step-by-step: Clear instructions and color photos take you through every step of the carving process, from grips to simple exercises to practice projects for carving in the round
  • Workbench, tools, & wood: Learn the details of what to look for in a workbench and its accessories; what tools are available, what they each can do, and which ones you need to get started; and how to choose the best woods to carve
  • Commission & sharpen: Learn how to commission your carving tools from gouges to bevels—simply being sharp is not the whole story
  • Exacting cuts: Learn how to safely make precise cuts with your tools using different grips and angles, including running cut, stabbing cut, stop cut, sweep cut, slicing cut, and more
  • Practice exercises: Learn how to execute a variety of techniques by applying what you've learned to various practicing activities designed to get you comfortable with using your new woodcarving tools correctly
  • Relief and in-the-round projects: Step-by-step, you'll learn how to carve in low relief, high relief, and pierced relief, as well as a wren and a baseball cap in-the-round

The first step into a new craft can be overwhelming: Where to start? What tools to buy? What projects to begin with? Thanks to author and internationally acclaimed woodcarver Chris Pye, this guide is filled with everything a beginning woodcarver needs to know.

Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual is akin to having a one-on-one course with a master carver. You'll learn what to look for in a workbench, the importance of commissioning your carving tools—there's more to it than just sharpening!—and how to make exacting cuts and execute a variety of techniques.

Like any good instructor, Pye includes practice exercises to make you comfortable with the tools and techniques so you can build your skills and carve with confidence. His warm, conversational teaching style will encourage you as you follow the step-by-step instructions and work on a number of motifs, as well as projects for low, high, and pierced relief, and in-the-round.

This resource is a collection of tips and tricks honed over many years, and will mentor newcomers and serious beginning woodcarvers alike. Novice crafters will find quick success and encouragement working on a number of carving motifs and three projects for both relief and in-the-round styles. For serious beginners eager to know more about a timeless craft, this go-to reference provides an answer to every question.

With the help of Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual, you'll learn to carve:

  • Four types of simple, decorative molding
  • Designs, symbols, and letters in the traditional relief style
  • Several forms of line carving, including cavo relievo
  • Beautiful koi projects in three levels of relief
  • A realistic baseball cap in-the-round
  • A charming wren in-the-round

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One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey Lowest new price: $6.95
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Author: Sam Keith

This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.  To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts, dreams and company.   Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a moving account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Dick carried out alone....alone in the wilderness...and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.

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Scroll Saw Workbook, 3rd Edition: Learn to Master Your Scroll Saw in 25 Skill-Building Chapters (Fox Chapel Publishing) Ultimate Beginner's Guide with Projects to Hone Your Scrolling Skills

Scroll Saw Workbook, 3rd Edition: Learn to Master Your Scroll Saw in 25 Skill-Building Chapters (Fox Chapel Publishing) Ultimate Beginner's Guide with Projects to Hone Your Scrolling Skills Lowest new price: $10.10
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Author: John Nelson
Brand: Fox Chapel Publishing

Use this ultimate beginner's scroll saw guide to hone your scrolling skills to perfection!

  • 25 practice exercises to build your skills
  • Step-by-step cutting instructions and patterns
  • Essential information on blades, accessories, equipment, materials and procedures
  • Learn scrolling techniques like stack cutting, relief, inlay, compound, segmentation, and more
  • Objective guide to today's best scroll saws

Author John Nelson has taught hundreds of students how to quickly and safely use the scroll saw to make practical and beautiful projects. Now it's your turn!

This book is like having an experienced scroller in your shop, looking over your shoulder to tell you step-by-step how to get great results from your scroll saw.

You'll find everything you need to know here, boiled down to the best and simplest methods. Practice a specific technique in each of 25 skill-building chapters, and then use that skill to make an attractive project. As you progress, each chapter builds upon the previous skills you've already learned. By the time you've completed the book, you'll be ready to tackle any scroll saw project with experience and confidence.

Begin with the basics of cutting straight, curved, and jagged lines, and then progress to more advanced techniques like stack cutting, relief, inlay, compound, segmentation, and more. Project patterns include die-cut stationery, a fish silhouette, a butterfly with interior cuts, a hummingbird ornament, and a collapsible wooden basket.

This new third edition provides an objective guide to all of the scroll saw models available in today's market, updated to include information on new scroll saw manufacturers.

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