Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide
Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide
Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Chris Tribe
Audience: Trade
Specs: full color throughout, glossary, index
Pages: 264
Trim Size: 8 1/2" X 10" X 1"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20170919
Copyright Year: 2017
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Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide

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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