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The Practical Woodworker - 4 Volume Set


The Practical Woodworker - 4 Volume Set
Highland Item # 204736
Author: Bernard E. Jones *** PAPERBACK EDITION ***


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The Practical Woodworker - 4 Volume Set. Author, Bernard E. Jones

The Practical Woodworker - 4 Volume Set is a classic set of reference books originally published in 1916 and edited by Bernard E. Jones. He put together the expansive woodworking knowledge and insight of 31 experts in the craft, providing an amazing resource for all things pertaining to woodworking.

The impressive range of information is based on woodworking using mainly hand-tools. The Practical Woodworker covers the choice, use and maintenance of tools, instruction for joinery and other foundational techniques, furniture and fixtures for the shop, and projects and repair for the home.


The 4 Volumes include:

Volume 1: Mastering Tools and Materials - Volume 2 covers the workshop and its equipment, including shop appliances such as a saw bench, as well as the tools and foundation techniques of the trade: measuring and marking tools, saws and sawing, hammer and mallets, chisels and gouges, planes and planning, gluing, nailing and screwing and more. Plus, you will find techniques for making mouldings, cutting rabbets, making houses and lap joints, edge and angle joints, dovetails and more. It also includes some simple projects including plain tables, domestic woodenware, dog kennels, steps and ladders and more.

Volume 2: Indoor and Outdoor Woodwork - Volume 2 covers workbenches and tool chests, as well as a number of projects and techniques for the home and its environs, such as garden carpentry, trellises, porches, arbors, poultry houses, tubs and churns, as well as doors and windows and interior woodwork. Plus, you will find instruction on curved work and clamps, and plans for several bookcases dressers and sideboard.

Volume 3: Making Fine Furniture - Volume 3 covers instruction on building several furniture pieces, including chairs, cabinets, beds, a linen chest, upholstered pieces and even a billiard table.

Volume 4: Decorative Woodwork - Volume 4 covers some more advanced projects including a roll-top desk and other office furniture, sleighs and toboggans, mantel fittings and even "aeroplane woodwork." Plus wood turning, veneering, inlay and marquetry, woodcarving, wood finishing, patternmaking and upholstery, as well as an early treatment of "woodworking by machinery."


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