The Handyman's Guide: Essential Woodworking Tools and Techniques

The Handyman's Guide: Essential Woodworking Tools and Techniques

by Paul N. Hasluck


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This comprehensive guide to the tools and techniques of woodworking has been a favorite of both amateur and professional woodworkers for over a century. Readers will learn to make almost anything using only hand tools. With nearly 3,000 illustrations, this definitive guide is an invaluable resource for any do-it-yourselfer.

From identifying and holding tools properly to constructing your own household furniture, The Handyman’s Book is your trusted resource for all things related to woodwork. Precise illustrations and design details provide a map for hundreds of woodworking projects, including gates, sheds, trellises, tables, yard and garden accessories, fences, porches, furniture, cabinets, and much more. If it’s wood, and there’s work to be done, don’t start without Paul N. Hasluck’s essential guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602391734
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 727,232
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Paul N. Hasluck, a true woodworking guru, was the craftsman behind titles such as Manual of Traditional Wood Carving, The Handyman’s Book: Essential Woodworking Tools and Techniques, Rustic Carpentry, Traditional Glassworking Techniques, Metalworking, The Handyman’s Guide, and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Geometrical Tools (78 Illustrations) 4

Holding Tools (51 Illustrations) 21

Paring and Shaving Tools (84 Illustrations) 35

Hand Saws (108 Illustrations) 59

Tools of Percussion and Impulse (38 Illustrations) 87

Boring Tools (51 Illustrations) 101

Abrading and Scraping Tools (40 Illustrations) 114

Nails, Screws, and Glue (44 Illustrations) 129

Timber: Its Growth, Seasoning, Conversion, Selection, and Varieties (45 Illustrations) 146

Joints (184 Illustrations) 181

Easy Examples of Woodwork (121 Illustrations) 227

Workshop Furniture (104 Illustrations) 257

Fitting Looks and Hinges (73 Illustrations) 291

Houses, Runs, and Coops for Poultry (50 Illustrations) 309

Accessories for Yard and Garden (174 Illustrations) 324

Gates and Rough Fencing (56 Illustrations) 369

Trellis Work, Porches, and Summerhouses (55 Illustrations) 385

Garden Seats (17 Illustrations) 402

Rustic Carpentry (43 Illustrations) 407

Sheds, Tool Houses, and Workshops (36 Illustrations) 423

Garden Frames, Window Conservatories, and Greenhouses (76 Illustrations) 434

Lathes, Turning and Turnery (144 Illustrations) 454

Veneering (11 Illustrations) 491

Office, Library, and Study Furniture (97 Illustrations) 498

Kitchen Furniture (135 Illustrations) 553

Hall Furniture (66 Illustrations) 589

Bedroom Furniture (215 Illustrations) 605

Dining Room Furniture (91 Illustrations) 660

Drawing Room Furniture (168 Illustrations) 690

Index 743

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