Published in association with the world's leading hand tool manufacturer - Essential guide for any beginner - Guidance on tools and techniques - Projects for six pieces of furniture - from workbench to child's desk ISBN of previous edition: 0 7134 7480 7 Your essential woodworking book - whether you've never picked up a plane before or want to improve on your basic skills, The Stanley Book of Woodworking: Tools, Techniques and Projects, is the handbook you need. It takes you all the way from where to work, what to wear and safety to making and finishing six pieces of furniture. Learn about the best materials, the best tools, the best techniques and how to put them all together in furniture projects that really get you started.
The book is illustrated throughout with colour photography and clean diagrams to accompany straight-talking text and is arranged as follows: Introduction - How to Use this book - Safety in the Workshop Materials - Softwood - Hardwood - Man-made Boards Tools - Measuring and Layout tools - Saws - Planes - Hammers and mallets - Chisels - Hand drills and braces - Screwdrivers - Tools used for holding - Caring for your tools Techniques - Layout - Planing - Cutting and fitting joints - Assembling and gluing up - Finishing Projects - Workbench - Bookcase - Child's Desk - Chest - Bedside Cabinet - Small table with drawer
Mark Finney has a background in furniture design and timber technology and a wealth of hands-on practical experience. He owns and runs a furniture-making and wood-finishing materials business in Sheffield, England. He teaches courses in all areas of woodwork and writes regularly for Traditional Woodworking, Practical Woodworking and Woodworker magazines.