Woodworking : The Indispensable Guide
by Tribe, Chris







Introduction6(1)
Workshop Safety7(1)
Chapter 1 Wood and the Workshop
8(42)
From tree to wood
10(2)
From log to board
12(2)
My 10 favorite woods
14(4)
Manmade boards
18(1)
The workshop
19(1)
Introducing hand tools
20(15)
Workshop materials
35(3)
Introducing power tools
38(8)
The workbench
46(2)
Workshop-made tools
48(2)
Chapter 2 Using Hand Tools
50(30)
Sharpening edge tools
52(6)
Planing
58(8)
Measuring and marking
66(4)
Sawing
70(3)
Chiseling
73(3)
Clamping and holding
76(4)
Chapter 3 Using Power Tools
80(16)
Drilling
82(4)
Using a circular saw
86(7)
Using a jigsaw
93(1)
Using sanders
94(2)
Chapter 4 Routing
96(28)
Getting started with the router
98(6)
Making the cut
104(7)
Routing circles and arcs
111(3)
Work aids for routing
114(2)
The router table
116(8)
Chapter 5 Jointing
124(64)
Halving joint
126(3)
Lap joint
129(6)
Mortice and tenon joint
135(9)
Housing joint
144(7)
Edge joint
151(2)
Dovetail joint
153(13)
Miter joint
166(8)
Dowel joint
174(6)
Biscuit jointing
180(5)
Domino jointing
185(3)
Chapter 6 Veneering
188(24)
Choosing veneers
190(2)
Preparing veneers
192(3)
Jointing veneers
195(9)
Preparing the substrate
204(2)
Laying the veneer
206(6)
Chapter 7 Finishing
212(14)
Finishing tools and materials
214(2)
Finish preparation
216(5)
Staining
221(1)
Finish application
222(4)
Chapter 8 Projects
226(30)
Breadboard with knife
228(2)
Skeleton shelves
230(6)
Oak side table
236(6)
Workshop cabinet
242(6)
Memory box
248(8)
Glossary256(2)
Index258(3)
Credits261


An illustrated guide for the contemporary woodworker.

Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide is a comprehensive reference for woodworkers at all levels.

Beginners will find expert guidance on setting up a workshop and mastering the essential techniques. Detailed instructions show how to use hand tools as well as portable power tools. The versatile router gets a chapter all to itself and there is an extensive collection of woodworking joints - the hallmark of the craft - explained with detailed photographic sequences designed for clarity and simplicity. A chapter on veneers allows readers to create pieces with a truly professional feel, and there is also extensive advice on oils, waxes and other finishing treatments. There is also a section on the author's ten favorite wood varieties.

The author includes five specially selected projects organized by skill level which allow woodworkers to put their skills into practice. The detailed plans and step-by-step instructions show how to make a cabinet for tool storage, a breadboard with an integrated knife housing, a contemporary shelving unit, a fine side table and a beautiful veneered memory box. Troubleshooting clinics explain what to do if things don't turn out as expected with advice on how to get the project back on track.

Woodworking features a wealth of charts and tables. Helpful sidebars include Good Practice, Clinic, Try This! and Tools Needed. The broad coverage includes:

  • Timber Selecting
  • Smooth Planing
  • Straight Cutting
  • Marking and Measuring
  • Mortice Chopping
  • Belt Sanding
  • Clean Sawing
  • Mortice and Tenon
  • Biscuit and Domino
  • Dovetail Jointing
  • Doweland Dado
  • Router Shaping
  • Spoke Shave Shaping
  • Veneer Laying
  • Sanding and Filling
  • Staining and Dyeing.
  • Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide is a valuable source of expert guidance for any woodworker.





    Chris Tribe has been designing and making contemporary furniture for 30 years. He uses traditional hand skills complemented by modern techniques and design tools. His website is christribe.co.uk and he has more than 10,000 YouTube subscribers.






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