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Master key carpentry skills, from simple joinery techniques to fine woodworking, all explained in clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs. Tools - Understand how to use hand, power, and machine tools, and choose the right wood for every job.
Techniques - Follow clear, step-by-step instructions to master all key woodwork techniques, from joints to finishing. Projects - Put your skills into practice to create well-crafted and practical objects, from a wine rack to a chest of drawers. This book shows you the main woodworking techniques step by step - from basic through to more advanced types of wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration - and explains all the essential woodworking tools.
It gives you a directory of more than 100 hard and soft woods and their properties so that you can choose the right wood for the job. Then, put your skills into practice with 28 DIY woodworking projects, which have detailed plans and instructions and are arranged in order of complexity. Make a simple chopping board or wine rack as small weekend projects, or try more advanced woodworking ideas such as a linen chest, dresser, or chair. Endorsed by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, Woodwork is a complete illustrated woodworking course, giving you everything you need to know.