Understanding Wood

Author: R. Bruce Hoadley
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561583584
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The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this craftsman's classic instructs readers in the art of cutting, seasoning, machining, joining, and bending wood.

Understanding Wood

Author: R. Bruce Hoadley
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 9780918804051
Size: 42.43 MB
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Inn this essential reference for woodworkers, the author explains everything from how trees grow to getting a sharp edge. Includes examples of problems and their solutions to help woodworkers through their own projects. Full-color photos and b&w illustrations.

Left Brain Lutherie

Author: David C. Hurd
Publisher: Bold Strummer Limited
ISBN: 9780976088301
Size: 56.10 MB
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This book gives the builder of guitar family instruments much greater understanding and control over the instrument building process. Predictive models and spreadsheets for many of the building steps allow the user to make intelligent choices for instrument materials and dimensions without sacrificing esthetics.

Wood

Author: Harvey Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143112693
Size: 19.67 MB
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A cultural history of the ubiquitous material profiles its numerous varieties and uses throughout the ages, discussing the role of wood in the shaping and establishment of numerous civilizations that has also served to delineate class, status, and authenticity in the modern world. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Conservation Of Furniture

Author: Shayne Rivers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113641536X
Size: 11.41 MB
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This book is a comprehensive resource covering the principles and practice of the conservation and restoration of furniture, and other decorative art objects made wholly or partly of wood. It integrates theory with practice to show the principles which govern interaction between wooden objects, the environmental and conservation treatments and the factors which need to be taken into account to arrive at acceptable solutions to conservation problems. The practical knowledge and experience of a team of conservators active in the field are bought together with theoretical and reference material from diverse sources and unified within a systematic framework. Specialist conservators from related disciplines cover diverse materials often incorporated into furniture.

Great Wood Finishes

Author: Jeff Jewitt
Publisher: Taunton Pr
ISBN: 9781561583904
Size: 17.35 MB
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Provides step-by-step instructions on wood finishing techniques covering such topics as tools and materials, staining, glazing, and avoiding common mistakes.

Bending Solid Wood To Form

Author: Edward Peck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781410109057
Size: 17.14 MB
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Wood bending is an ancient craft that is of key importance in many industries today, especially in those that manufacture furniture, boats and ships, agricultural implements, tool handles, and sporting goods. Of the several methods commonly used to produce curved parts of wood, bending is the most economical of material, the most productive of members of high strength, and perhaps the cheapest. Long experience has evolved practical bending techniques and skilled craftsmen to apply them. Yet commercial operations often sustain serious losses because of breakage during the bending operation or the fixing process that follows. There is a longfelt need for more reliable knowledge about: (1) Criteria for selection of bending stock; (2) better methods of seasoning and plasticizing wood for bending; (3) more efficient machines for the bending operation; (4) techniques for drying and fixing the bent part to the desired shape; and (5) the effect of bending on the strength properties of wood.

The Encyclopedia Of Wood

Author: U S Dept of Agriculture Forest Service
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
ISBN:
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A complete reference work and how to build with it.

The Woodworker S Reference Guide And Sourcebook

Author: John Louis Feirer
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
ISBN:
Size: 71.94 MB
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Describes different woods and their uses, defines terms related to materials, equipment, furniture design and carpentry techniques, and recommends sources of information and materials