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Woodworking For Dummies Kindle Edition

3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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"...this friendly guide gets you started in the basics...choose your step by step project and away you go..." ( Prizes Galore, February 2004)

From the Back Cover

Features detailed illustrations and how–to photos

Create beautiful furniture and decorative items the fun and easy way®!

Want to work with wood? This friendly guide gets you started in the basics, from selecting the right type of wood and the best hand and power tools to the nuts and bolts of joining, sanding, and finishing wood. You’ll make a simple bookcase and move on to create tables and cabinets that will last a lifetime.

Discover how to:

  • Get the hang of your tools and outfit a workshop
  • Choose the right wood cut for you
  • Work with wood joints and edging
  • Set up a workshop and store your tools
  • Apply adhesives, stains, paints, oils, and varnishes
  • Protect yourself from injury

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear–out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14343 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (8 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004S82RUG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #431,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I bought this book and was very disappointed. For a book that is supposed to help you do your own projects there is hardly any pictures at all. When doing something practical, in my opinion, one picture can say more than a hundred words.

In some parts the wordiness is good, but in other parts, pictures/diagrams would suffice. They haven't quite got the balance right on this one.
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A good reasonable introduction to the subject. Although I took woodwork as an exam subject in my youth (and got a good pass grade) there is always something to relearn or discover. Only one small niggle, it was of course written for the North American market so in your mind, do a global replace of timber for the word lumber if you are a UK reader like me!
Also, there is a limit to how much a craft book can do. It can't tell you how a plane feels to use, or what the resistance of a well honed chisel feels like as it cuts into the wood. You have to discover these fine experiences for yourself.
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I bought this book in a panic after accidentally discarding a wooden drawer from a hand made wooden tool box, which was made by a relation of the famous Director, Alfred Hitchcock. The idea was to learn how to build a replacement drawer before the current owner found out. This was several years ago now and I still haven’t got round to even reading the book, let alone replacing the drawer. Based entirely on anticipated future usefulness, I am awarding this book 5 stars.
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A good book but too much focus on large power tools like table saws. People starting out like me tend to rely on hand tools first. Still useful though.
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Good present which went down well. Good service from merchant. Thank you
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