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Complete Guide to Basic Woodwork: Skills and Projects Every Woodworker Needs (Weekend Woodworker) Paperback – 2 Jun 2005

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing International, US (2 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589231791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589231795
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.9 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,814,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An introduction to woodworking for beginning or intermediate do-it-yourselfers presents everything one needs to know to become a successful woodworker, from selecting and using a variety of tools to detailed plans for a series of useful woodworking projects, complemented by more than six hundred photographs, illustrations, and diagrams. Original. 3

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I gave this book as a gift and he hasn't taken his nose out of it yet! loads of pictures, plans and instructions.
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Was beginning to worry it had got lost en route,but it finally arrived on the 3rd of March. Thankyou.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for beginners 30 Dec. 2006
By David Craig - Published on
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Recently, I have developed an interest in working with wood. I have created a few things on my own, mostly wooden toys to distribute this last christmas. Woodworking is a hobby that can be quite overwhelming in both the lack of and the excess of information available. There are so many things to consider, such as tools, wood, stains, joinery, etc. This sometimes makes the beginning woodworker feel that his/her best bet would be to put the tools back in the box and have a rummage sale.

I received this book as a Christmas present. I find the information contained within extremely helpful. It gives a breakdown on most tools available and their uses. It explains the proper techniques for working with woods, the stains available, the varying quality of the material, as well as how some woods will respond to tools and stains. I could not pick a better one volume resource.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book. 4 Oct. 2008
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I was looking for woodworking books in my local library, as I am new to the "Sport" (It's a sport hunting that elusive 'perfect' board in your local specialty lumberyard!) anyway, I checked out several books and returned them all immediatly except this one.

It is very well written and has easy to understand advice that is current. Current as in pertinant to tools and techniques being used today, not in 1998, or even 2001

It explains various terms you come across when reading tool litrature, for example 'snipe', and how to prevent it.

There is a great deal more to say about this book, all positive, but then I would have rewritten it myself, so I'll stop here.

Suffice to say, it's a really great book for novices, and probably a pretty good referance for veteran woodworkers.

I don't usually read this type of book cover-to-cover, but I did this one. (Twice actually...then I had to return it, so then I bought one here!)

This will be a good investment and one which you will use over and over.

By the way, I don't see anywhere that Black & Decker has, or had anything to do with this book, which is, in my opinion, a good thing because a book like this should not be about advertising....but maybe I have a pre B&D copy?
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for a Novice 16 Mar. 2014
By Steve Mitchell - Published on
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Having just becoming interested in woodworking I went to the local library to check out what was available. Picked up several books checked a few out. After reading this one, I decided I HAD TO HAVE my own copy.
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