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Woodworking For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05329-4
384 pages
March 2011
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Part I: What’s All the Buzz about Woodworking?

Chapter 1: Discovering the Basics of Woodworking.

Chapter 2: Wood You Be Mine? Appreciating Wood for All It’s Worth.

Chapter 3: Putting Safety First in Your Workshop.

Part II: Tool Time: Selecting and Setting Up Your Equipment.

Chapter 4: Gearing Up: Choosing Tools That Are Right for You.

Chapter 5: Getting a Handle on Hand Tools.

Chapter 6: Peeking at Portable Power Tools.

Chapter 7: Introducing the Big Guns: Stationary Power Tools.

Chapter 8: Setting Up Your Workshop and Maximizing Your Tools.

Part III: Together Forever: Basic Wood Joinery.

Chapter 9: Stuck on You: Using Adhesives and Glues.

Chapter 10: Working with Wood Joints.

Chapter 11: Making the Most of Mechanical Fasteners.

Part IV: Getting Your Hands (and Shop) Dirty: Turning Raw Wood into Furniture.

Chapter 12: Understanding the Building Process.

Chapter 13: Banging Out Bookcases.

Chapter 14: Tackling Tables.

Chapter 15: Creating Cabinets.

Part V: The Grand Finale: Sanding and Finishing Your Masterpiece.

Chapter 16: Smoothin’ It Out by Sanding and Filling.

Chapter 17: Adding Color: Stains and Paints.

Chapter 18: Protecting Your Work with Topcoats.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Great Habits to Get Into.

Chapter 20: Ten Common Woodworking Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them.

Chapter 21: Ten Great Woodworking Resources.


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