- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: GMC Publications (1 Sept. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1861084331
- ISBN-13: 978-1861084330
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.9 x 29.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 710,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
David Charlesworth's Furniture Making Techniques: A Guide to Handtools and Methods Paperback – 1 Sep 2006
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In this indispensable new guide to the basic principles of furniture making, David Charlesworth reinforces his status as a dedicated commentator and teacher of the craft. This book is an ideal workshop accessory, with easy-to-follow instructions on the use of hand tools and how to build confidence and creativity with new, or maybe just rusty, techniques. Designed to encourage the complete beginner and challenge the student or keen amateur, all woodworkers will glean inspiration from the sound knowledge and advice within these pages. The book is suitable for all levels and abilities and includes tips and techniques on how to get the best from hand tools.
About the Author
David Charlesworth is a well-known craftsman with 30 years of experience in the furniture industry, whose work has been published extensively in the UK and USA. He has contributed to GMC's Furniture & Cabinet Making Magazine since the first issue, and has two previous books with GMC Publications: David Charlesworth's Furniture-Making Techniques - Volume 1 (ISBN: 1-86108-125-1) and Volume 2 (ISBN: 1 86108 295 9). David lives in Platts Heath, near Maidstone, Kent.
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There are plentiful illustrations and the book is well produced. However, many of the pictures make for a pleasant page layout without giving any value in improving understanding of the subject.
Just a few short months of applying his techniques in my spare time has seen my own work move onto a different plane - in more senses than one!
Fine, accurate work is within just about anyone's grasp with the help of these books. Get them, or forever struggle unnecessarily!
Oh, and by the way, his website's worth a visit, too.
The book primarily concentrates on tools and how to use them. The text, diagrams and pictures are clear and concise.
If you are looking for a book full of projects then this is not for you but if you wish to improve your cabinet-making ability then buy it.
Although the book appears to be aimed at the serious/experienced amateur and the professional it would be really useful for those just starting fine woodworking. I can't wait for volume 3!
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The second volume in my opinion has the edge over the first - but as I have had...Read more