Woodworking Basics – Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship – An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools

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Woodworking Basics presents an approach to learning woodworking that has proven successful for hundreds of people who have taken the author’s introductory course over the past 20 years. Peter Korn’s method helps new woodworkers learn the right techniques from the beginning. More experienced woodworkers can use it to master the classic furniture-making skills key to fine craftsmanship. Korn includes two attractive and useful projects — a small bench and a side table with a door and drawer ― providing you the opportunity to practice skills and develop confidence with tools.

This book provides a step-by-step introduction to all aspects of woodworking, including: Safe use of woodworking machinery Correct use of hand tools Milling a board four-square Cutting a mortise-and-tenon joint Cutting dovetails


  1. […] Basically, when you go to a fine wood supplier, you’ll find all kinds of ipe. Although all of them come from Brazil with almost identical characteristics, they are quite different but are sold together as ipe. Should this even matter? Yes. If you’re planning to work on a large project, always remember that these species will probably have slight variations in color which might look a bit different after finishing so to be sure, order all of your stock from a single, trusted supplier and just get enough to complete the project. […]

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