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Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual

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    Albert Jackson(Author) David Day(Author)

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The most comprehensive illustrated guide to woodworking tools, materials, techniques & construction ever published. Authoritative, superbly crafted and easy to use, ‘Collins Complete Woodworker’s Manual’ is the one book every woodworker needs.

'Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual 'is the most comprehensive and up-to-date illustrated book on woodworking. Beginning with the raw material, it reveals the characteristics of every major softwood and hardwood, its stunning colour photographs even detailing the effect of a clear finish on the colour of each species.

In an exciting departure from the usual project-oriented books on woodworking, ' Collins Complete Woodworker’s Manual' takes you through every process of three-dimensional design. Actual designer's sketches illustrate the basic principles of chair, table and storage-unit construction – and provide a plunder-chest of ideas for selecting everything from the best joint for the job to the most efficient order of assembly.

Whatever the task, a woodworker turns to the tool kit. This book boasts an unrivalled illustrated survey of every type of tool – from the bench plane to the power router, and a Japanese saw to a universal machine – and each is comprehensively described to help the novice, inform the tool buyer and assist the experienced woodworker to plan and stock a safe machine shop.

The accomplished woodworker needs a wide range of skills and techniques. None is more critical than joint-making – to which ' Collins Complete Woodworker’s Manual' devotes a whole chapter of photographic examples, working text and step-by-step drawings of every type of joint. Whether it is woodcarving, veneering or marquetry, bending or finishing wood, the book provides detailed coverage of those crafts that are so appealing to every woodworker. There is even advice on using such materials as metal, glass, marble and leather in combination with wood. Add to this a comprehensive range of fixings and fittings – from the latest in adhesives to locks and handles – and you have everything you need to complete the job.

Authoritative, superbly crafted and easy to use, ' Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual ' is the one book every woodworker needs.

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  • By Guest on 20 March 2017

    Fabulous book has everything you would ever want to know

  • By Guest on 27 April 2016

    Informative, comprehensive and easy to understand.

  • By james on 19 November 2015

    great guide to wood work

  • By Guest on 16 August 2017

    very happy with puchase

  • By S. Sims on 19 August 2003

    Wanting to get into woodworking for pleasure (and ultimately furnishing my house) but having very little prior knowledge about the subject, I wanted a book that I could use as a reference whenever it was needed. This book fulfills the role very nicely and gives excellent guidance on the purchase of tools as well as techniques. Having read through the relevant sections, I was able to go out the next day and purchase everything I needed.Often the most difficult thing about starting out in a new hobby is finding somebody with experience to guide you. Whilst this is usually the best way, in my case it wasn't possible and this title was about as worthy a substitute as a reference book can be.

  • By David on 11 December 2015

    This was bought as a Christmas present for me by my wife. I had a say in it as sometimes you need to choose things in case they are not quite what you want. Will have to wait until Christmas day for it now but she assures me it is worth it!

  • By Guest on 12 May 2016

    The most amazing book on woodworking. Wonderfully illustrated and incredibly complete, it covers every aspect of woodworking, from carpentry, to wood-carving and whittling, and it is suitable both for beginners and for advanced woodworkers. Definitely worth the price. Highly recommended.

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