How to Use & Care for Woodworking Tools

Author: Alan Bridgewater,Gill Bridgewater
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811727945
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 230
View: 3249
Everything you need to know about every kind of tool, saw, planes, chisels, marking and testing tools, drills, knives, hammers, clamps, and basic power tools. Learn how they are made, how they function, and how to condition them. Step-by-step exercises show proper use of each tool and easy projects demonstrate the application of techniques. All you need to do is read through this book, get a good tool and a piece of honest to goodness wood, and get started. At the end of it all you will know how to judge the keenness of a blade by eye. You will be able to use a plane in much the same way as did your folks way back. You will know how and why a bent gouge does what it does. You will be able to cut a joint and shape and fashion a piece of oak. You will be able to sit in a chair of your own making. You will be able to build furniture for the whole house. All are wonderful experiences that should not be missed.

Woodwork Tools and How to Use Them

Author: William Fairham
Publisher: RHE Media Limited
ISBN: 1910226157
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
View: 2001
All woodworkers know that tools appropriate for the job in hand improve the quality of the work and render the process easier and more enjoyable. This Vintage Words of Wisdom title, published in 1925, provides a comprehensive guide to hand tools for woodworking. In addition the author provides advice and guidance as to the best use of each tool to ensure both efficiency and effectiveness. Woodwork Tools and How to Use Them is therefore both a useful reference and a very practical woodworking book. In the late twentieth century the main change for the amateur woodworker has been the introduction of numerous power tools for carpentry. Obviously this volume pre-dates the many electric drills, sanders, saws and cutters that have become a common feature of the modern workshop. Nonetheless the fundamentals outlined in Woodwork Tools and How to Use Them remain as relevant now as they were almost a century ago and there is much sound advice for the amateur carpenter and hobbyist of today. Also, of course, some of us have inherited tools from fathers and grandfathers, or have picked up vintage woodworking tools from market stalls. There is a certain pleasure and satisfaction from using and caring for family heirlooms or tried and tested antique woodworking tools that were made to last. A further characteristic of this book is the idea of self-sufficiency – making your own plumb line, grinding and sharpening the blade of your plane and adapting tools to perform more specialist tasks. Concepts accepted by our forefathers but the easy availability of replacement blades and bits today has made us more inclined simply to buy a new one. The text is supported by a wealth of detailed drawings that illustrate clearly all the tools, their use and maintenance. Woodwork Tools and How to Use Them offers wisdom from the past that remains just as relevant today and should enhance the enjoyment that any woodworker gets from their hobby.

Hand Tool Basics

Woodworking Tools and How to Use Them
Author: Steve Branam
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 9781440348907
Page: 272
View: 7273
"Hand tool woodworking can be a source of great pride, satisfaction and amazing results--not to mention less noise and sawdust. But there's a lot to learn, what with a seemingly endless array of chisels and mallets to workbenches and handplanes. [In this book,] you'll learn proven methods for sharpening your tools, prepping your stock and timeless joinery techniques including mortise-and-tenon joins, dovetails, rabbets and others"

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Woodworking

Author: Reed Karen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101198796
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 384
View: 7881
From learning about the right tools for the right jobs to looking at a plan and beginning your own project, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Woodworking teaches the novice woodworker all there is to know about this wonderful hobby. This step-by-step book takes you through the workshop, whether it's a shed in the backyard or a three-foot space in a one-bedroom apartment, showing you how to create beautiful pieces of furniture and decorative items with the right tools. You'll learn how to set up a workspace, buy hand and power tools, set goals within a realistic budget, work with plans and put the finishing touches on your project. Basic plans for a variety of projects are included.

Country Tools and How to Use Them

Author: Percy W. Blandford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146383
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
View: 3578
Profusely illustrated guide to early tools and their functions depicts and describes scores of devices — from hammers, planes, and saws to tools for blacksmithing, weaving, and baking.

Traditional Country Woodworking Projects

Plans for 18 Practical Indoor and Outdoor Projects
Author: Jack Hill
Publisher: Lumina Media
ISBN: 1620082527
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 2624
Join the do-it-yourself revolution that’s swept cities, suburbs, and rural areas across the country. More and more people are realizing the satisfaction and enjoyment of making items that are as beautiful and interesting as they are practical. Crafters and folk-art enthusiasts alike will enjoy this comprehensive woodworking guide for all experience and skill levels, with detailed instructions on eighteen home projects for both hand and power tools. Inside Traditional Country Woodworking Projects: •The necessity and prominence of woodworking through the ages •The resurgence of interest in country-style designs from past centuries •Required woodworking tools and how to use them •Essential techniques, including drawing, measuring, planing, joining, and many more, with which woodworkers of all skill levels should be familiar •Step-by-step fully illustrated instructions for eighteen classic designs, including kitchen implements, toys, home décor, and furniture •Detailed dimensions, materials lists, cutting lists, and notes for each project as well as templates for special shapes

Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them

Author: Rolfe Cobleigh
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602391031
Category: Architecture
Page: 296
View: 7706
"As relevant today as in 1909." Out Here...

Humours of Golf

Author: William Heath Robinson
Publisher: RHE Media Limited
ISBN: 1910226319
Category: Humor
Page: 50
View: 6156
First published in 1923, 'Humours of Golf' by William Heath Robinson was created from the golfing illustrations he drew for 'The Bystander' magazine. In addition to these cartoons, Heath Robinson made a number of small line drawings on golfing subjects that were added at intervals through the book. There are several allusions to contemporary events, fashions and inventions in his illustrations that provide added interest today but, for many, it is Heath Robinson’s quirky characterisation of ‘a good walk spoiled’ that will give the most pleasure. Heath Robinson didn't play golf himself but he was obviously a shrewd observer of the game and its players. Heath Robinson gently pokes fun at many aspects of golf and golfers in this book. We are all familiar with jibes about the clothes golfers wear, the challenges of maintaining a golf course when nature is determined to undermine (sometimes literally!) the greenkeeper’s efforts, and the frustrations of a difficult lie, and there are illustrations on all these topics. However, as was his wont, Heath Robinson also provides lots of ideas for practical solutions and gadgets to help golfers overcome the many challenges they face on the course. Among many others, he proposes: • the telescopic putter to save the legs; • the golfer’s safety hat; • a patent putter with adjustment for levelling out worm casts; • and plus fives and minus fours. Heath Robinson’s 'Humours of Golf' gives so much to so many – entertainment, history and practical advice for enthusiastic golfers. As we have now made it available as an ebook you can read it on your ereader or smart phone while you are waiting to tee off. To golfers who are also married flat-dwellers with a garden and a car we offer our other ebook titles by Heath Robinson: • How to Live in a Flat • How to be a Perfect Husband • How to Make a Garden Grow • How to be a Motorist All our Heath Robinson titles include a Foreword by Geoffrey Beare, Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust, who is working to build a Heath Robinson museum in North London.

Lillie London's Needlework Book

88 Embroidery Projects and 12 Lessons in Embroidery Stitches
Author: Lillie London
Publisher: RHE Media Limited
ISBN: 1910226211
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 9340
Achieve an authentic vintage look by taking lessons with Lillie London, the 1930s embroidery expert. Practice your new skills with 88 projects. Create beautiful tablecloths, tea cosies, guest towels and cushions. Make lovely embroidered pyjamas and underwear in pre-war styles. Craft accessories like bags and belts for yourself, as well as toys for children, gifts for new parents and home-made presents for family members. This book is ideal for the beginner who wants to broaden their embroidery horizons. Lillie London’s Needlework Book offers you: • 88 vintage projects from the 1930s, illustrated with photographs, line drawings and diagrams; • 12 lessons in basic embroidery techniques, wool work and simple toy making. Lillie London gives lessons in a range of skills from cut-work to Italian quilting, needleweaving, petit point and rug-making. The final two lessons give guidance on the basics of embroidery and the most popular stitches used at the time. • Words of wisdom from the past that chime with modern trends and fashions – Lillie London speaks to you across the decades with helpful advice, clear instructions and clever ideas. Lillie London’s Needlework Book provides inspiration for your vintage homestyling, useful guidance to help you upcycle vintage items and new skills that can be employed to give your twenty-first century embroidery a 1930s twist.

Sawdust and Soul

A Conversation about Woodworking and Spirituality
Author: William J. Everett,John W. de Gruchy
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877379
Category: Religion
Page: 104
View: 8475
An American ethicist and a South African theologian reflect on their work with wood and how it has helped them find creativity and meaning in experiences of both loss and transformation. Through their friendship, correspondence, and work together they have developed a rich narrative about the way this craftwork has shaped their relationships with family, friends, and their natural environment. Their conversation invites both craftspeople and religious seekers to join them on a spiritual journey toward fresh insight and inspiration.

Classic Hand Tools

Author: Garrett Hack,John S. Sheldon
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561582730
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 218
View: 1354
A photographic celebration of the beauty and practicality of hand tools for carpentry and woodworking discusses techniques for incorporating these classic tools into contemporary woodworking and includes the history and development of many unusual tools.

Crafting Wood Logic Puzzles

18 Three-dimensional Games for the Hands & Mind
Author: Charles R. Self,Tom Lensch
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589232471
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 126
View: 8982
Provides plans and intructions for crafting 20 of the most popular manual puzzles. Readers will also learn specialized cutting, drilling, sanding, gluing and finishing techniques that make crafting wooden puzzles possible.

Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-century America

Author: James M. Gaynor,Nancy L. Hagedorn
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780879350987
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 126
View: 5525
Sophisticated eighteenth-century tools often performed the tasks at hand with amazing effectiveness and efficiency. This case study used early tools to investigate life in colonial America and understand the handmade products so admired today.

The Practical Woodworker - A Complete Guide to the Art and Practice of Woodworking -

Author: Bernard E. Jones
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781473319646
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 430
View: 8692
A fabulous introduction for the amateur carpenter to the world of woodworking, including chapters on, types of timber, arranging a workshop and tools and how to use them. Including an introductory essay on woodwork.

Practical Woodwork for Laboratory Technicians

Pergamon Series of Monographs in Laboratory Techniques
Author: A. S. Eyers
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483159388
Category: House & Home
Page: 176
View: 6434
Practical Woodwork for Laboratory Technicians serves as a guide for technicians and workers in maintaining laboratories and workshops and in the production of apparatus for demonstration and research. It contains a number of projects that are useful both in the workshop and the laboratory. The book begins by discussing the importance of timber. It then describes the tools used in woodwork construction such as saws, chisels, marking gauges, hammers, boring tools, cramps, and holding devices, and similar tools. It also illustrates planing of wood, marking and testing boards, drawing geometrical constructions, jointing boxes and frames, gluing surfaces, and finishing woodwork constructions. Woodworkers, laboratory technicians, students, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts will find this text very useful.

Fabulous Turned-Wood Projects

Author: John Hiebert,Harm Hazeu,Tim Bergen,Henry Bergen
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781895569889
Category: House & Home
Page: 96
View: 9050
Today’s woodworkers seek to develop new forms that capture their own individual vision. Using 22 of their finest projects, four masters of the lathe reveal the creative possibilities offered by turned woodwork, and provide innovative techniques and graceful designs to follow. Find out how these experts envision the form a piece of wood should take just by looking at its grain and color. Discover the secret techniques and tools they use to create special effects. The projects range from relatively easy to more complex, but detailed text and color photographs make every step manageable.

The Pragmatic Programmer

From Journeyman to Master
Author: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 013211917X
Category: Computers
Page: 352
View: 2071
What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

To Right the Unrightable Wrong

Author: Robert L. Pirtle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100320
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 577
View: 8898
A century ago Americans were still moving west, settling in new states, establishing themselves in new environments. That pattern was followed by the grandparents, then by the parents of Robert L. Pirtle, the author of this autobiography. The eventual home of the authors parents and his family was Roswell, New Mexico, a sleepy little town in southeastern New Mexico. To begin with, however, the book traces the authors lineage, even including fascinating familial connections to the compilation of the King James Version of the Bible, to the Cherokee Indian Tribe and to the Commander of the Alamo. Readers will certainly enjoy the picture the author draws of small town America in the 1930s and 1940s, of the vicissitudes of growing up, of junior and senior high school days and high jinks. The author displayed an interest in fairness and justice from his earliest days; indeed he proposes that every child has an inherent instinct for justice. As the author moved through childhood and school years he encountered numerous incidents in which the concept of fairness played a decisive part. Though such incidents of childhood are of minimal significance, yet they play a part in shaping a childs character and perception of the world, and can lead to incidents of real significance in adulthood. The author describes incidents which did just that in his own life. In one instance the author shamefacedly admits being the cause of a hurtful injustice to others; yet that incident, too, played its part in his maturation. It is said, after all, that good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. By the time the author graduated from high school his interest in science in mathematics rose to the forefront of his mind and he entered Purdue University with a four-year scholarship from the University. Before the year was out, however, he knew he did not want to pursue science as a career and he switched to the University of Arizona where he majored in mathematics, his easiest subject, while he sampled the liberal arts and pondered what his life work would be. He first considered entering the ministry and becoming a Methodist Preacher, but little by little he decided that he could prove of greater help to people and especially to the cause of justice as a lawyer. Accordingly, his last year in the undergraduate program was his first year in the law school of the University of Arizona. After graduating he took his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force, working as a mathematician at the Special Weapons Center of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The authors function was as target analyst, designing an atomic weapon delivery system for fighter aircraft. Fascinating is the authors description of his witnessing the explosion of an atomic bomb named Zucchini in Nevada in 1955. The author entered the University of Colorado upon completing his Air Force term and was hired by the largest law firm in Seattle, Holman, Mickelwait, Marion, Black & Perkins, upon his graduation from law school. During his brief Air Force career, The author had studied Shakespeare at the University of New Mexico, later entered into negotiations with the popular TV show The $64,000 Question, and was being scheduled to appear on the show after his graduation from law school. But the TV show collapsed after Charlie Van Doren, son of the internationally known Shakespeare scholar, Mark Van Doren, lied to a grand jury in New York concerning whether he had been fed answers when he appeared on the show. And a year or so of performing legal work for corporate clients discouraged the author to the point that he left the Firm and hung out his shingle as a sole practitioner, but simultaneously entered the graduate school of philosophy of the University of Washington, contemplating becoming a philosophy professor. In the end the author, d

General Woodworking

Author: Chris Harold Groneman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Cabinetwork
Page: 220
View: 8792

The Seven Essentials of Woodworking

Author: Anthony Guidice
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806925271
Category: House & Home
Page: 128
View: 8588
“To produce quality work in an efficient manner, Guidice contends that woodworkers need to be proficient in seven essential skills: joint making, measuring and marking, sawing to a line, sharpening, using hand planes, making mortise-and-tenon joints, and wood finishing...Required reading for every woodworker, this is an essential purchase.”—Library Journal.