By Josh Leventhal (compiler)

The most modern addition to Black Dog's best-selling knowledge and knowledge sequence, this whole, all-in-one, easy-to-follow source, from the trustworthy specialists at Taunton Press, covers every thing you want to learn about woodworking, from carving to development to finishes.

Woodworking knowledge & Know-How is the basic go-to e-book for each woodworking venture less than the sunlight, from development kitchen cupboards to refinishing a deck. released within the comparable outsized, complete, profitable structure because the different books in Black Dog's knowledge and knowledge sequence, this booklet is prepared by means of themes comparable to forms of wooden, development a Workshop, operating and completing wooden, layout and kinds, and Small and big initiatives. each one part is extra damaged down into chapters that disguise particular talents, tasks, and crafts for either the newbie and the complicated woodworker?Choosing Plywood, slicing Dovetails, development a Look-Inside Birdhouse, reduction Carving, developing a vintage mattress, hand held strength instruments, development a Cherry Chest of Drawers, Milling Lumber Four-Square, Fashioning a Shaker- sort Clock, and lots more and plenty extra. Chapters characteristic step by step directions, and an appendix of crucial assets for provides, instruments, and fabrics can be integrated. The textual content, sourced from Taunton Press's tremendous cache of tasks and woodworking recommendation is relied on, attempted, and true.

Other titles within the knowledge sequence, include:

Survival knowledge & Know-How (978-1-57912-753-4)

Country knowledge & information (978-1-57912-239-5)

Natural therapeutic knowledge & Know-How (978-1-57912-800-5)

Craft knowledge & Know-How (978-1-57912-863-0)

Garden knowledge & Know-How (978-1-57912-837-1)

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Also, I like the idea of using wood grown closer to home, or at least on the same continent. I can’t say I’ve never used exotics, but I always have pangs of environmental guilt. Just when I had resigned myself to the charming but usual local-wood suspects, I spent a year living and making furniture in northern California. There, I discovered five fantastic local woods: alder, bay laurel, madrone, tanoak, and claro walnut. Of these five, alder is the easiest to find in lumberyards across the country because it is the only one grown as a commercial timber product.

Both pieces are made from Honduras mahogany. HONDURAS Popular substitute, but still pricey When Cuban mahogany was no longer commercially viable, Honduras mahogany took its place. So unless you’re more than a century old, this is probably the wood you know as mahogany. Fortunately, it isn’t far behind Cuban mahogany as a furniture wood. It’s just as stable, works easily, and carves well. The most notable difference is that its pores are more open, so getting a glossy finish requires filling the grain.

Christian Becksvoort Behind the Numbers The best way to identify a wood’s hardness, workability, and proclivity to warping and checking, without using subjective terms such as fair, good, hard, or soft, is with numbers. That’s why we give the specific gravity and percent shrinkage for each species listed. us. A wood’s specific gravity speaks to how hard, dense, and heavy it is. The higher a wood’s specific gravity, the tougher and stronger it is, basically. These numbers also mean that cherry and walnut are easier to work—by hand or machine—than white oak.

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