The Woodworker's Handbook - The London College of Furniture

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Used Good, DJ faded, worn and tatty around the edges, name written on front endpaper, pages starting to fox, shelf wear

Hardcover (with dust jacket)
Dimensions: 183 x 265x 25mm
Publication Date: 1984

The Woodworker's Handbook: A complete course for craftsmen, do-it-yourselfers and hobbyists - The London College of Furniture

This book covers every aspect of working with wood that anyone could reasonably expect to encounter, from how to knock in a nail without bending it, to cutting a secret haunched mortise and tenon.

If the range of coverage is exceptional, so is the authorship. The Woodworker's Handbook is written by a group of teachers at the London College of Furniture. As both teachers and practitioners of their craft, they have a unique understanding of the difficulties not only of tackling new techniques, but of every procedure in woodwork - including the humble ones. The advice they offer is tried and tested as perhaps none other can be; even more significant, they know the importance of avoiding complex explanations or procedures when simple ones will do.

With this textual clarity, The Woodworker's Handbook marries a superb graphic approach. Dozens of carefully devised, satisfyingly organized illustrated sequences reduce even difficult joint construction to a simple step-by-step approach. Indeed, every page is lavishly illustrated, from the opening section on buying timber, through the sections on setting up a workshop and equipping it with tools to cutting and fastening, joints and finishing. The colour section offers a challenging set of woodworking projects, and a reference section classifies all the world's most useful woodworking timbers, with descriptions of their technical properties.

No other book on the subject combines such an authoritative, encyclopedic coverage of woodworking technique with the down-to-earth usefulness of a household repair manual.

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