Four New Woodworking Books from Schiffer Publishing

Four New Woodworking Books from Schiffer Publishing

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Jigs, Cores, Stripes & Outdoor Carpentry: Four New Woodworking Titles
Technique and Inspiration for the Woodworker from Schiffer Publishing
 
Atglen, PA--Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of the newest title in its “Home Woodworker Series:” Home Workshop Jigs & Fixtures. See more on this new release below, as well as three other related titles releasing in February: Robin Wood's Cores Recycled, Laminated Wood Art Made Easy, and Outdoor Carpentry.
 
With over 170 color photos, 120 plans and graphs, and clear, straightforward text, this book offers woodworkers a golden opportunity to take their shop and skills to the next level with a full-range of scrap-wood problem-solving projects. You will have the ability to make every machine and portable power tool better and safer to use. The projects include jigs for cutting splines and box joints at the tablesaw, a dead-accurate tablesaw jig, a multi-function drill-press table, bandsaw resaw jig, several go-to router jigs, a circular saw plywood guide, and so much more. For the most part, the jigs and fixtures are made from materials lying around the shop. Some store-bought hardware may be needed for the construction. In many instances, you’ll find yourself using some of the key jigs and fixtures again and again. When it comes to machining wood safely and precisely, you’ll find this incredibly useful guide earning its keep in your shop from day one!
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 303 color photos | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347160 | Binding: soft cover | $19.99
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Initially, they were the waste product of wooden bowls turned in an ancient technique by Robin Wood of the United Kingdom, an expert pole-lathe turner and author. Known for his historical and functional objects made on a foot-powered lathe, Wood keeps the tradition of pole turning alive. The leg-powered process Wood uses results in thousands of solid, round chunks – Cores – that get broken out of the center of the bowl at the last moment. Wood donated 100 Cores, which ranged in size from 2 x 2″ to 3 x 4″ to The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. The Center sent Cores to two-score artists who agreed to the challenge of reworking them into new pieces of art. These works, shown here in more than 240 color photos, formed the exhibition – Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled – by The Center for Art in Wood.
Size: 8 1/8″ x 9 1/8″ | 244 photos | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347832 | Binding: soft cover | $29.99
 
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Cutting and laminating, or gluing, wood for artistic effect and unique design has been part of woodworking throughout history. Now it’s your turn to discover the beauty and complexity of “multi-generational” concepts. With today’s improved tool technologies, this fun and surprisingly simple process is sure to become the average woodworking and home shop enthusiast’s new playground. Nature provides the various wood grains, textures, and vibrant colors. Then, you combine those aspects into forms whose dimensions and variations are limited only by your imagination. Friendly instructions and helpful images break down the full-stripe pattern in three “generations,” beginning with straight stripes, and resulting in kaleidoscopic, multi-contrast designs that will amaze your friends and family. The author covers, in detail, safety, jig design, tools, wood movement and moisture, and other woodworking basics. Using this foundation you can develop the lamination methods provided—and eventually your own—with confidence.
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 115 color photos | 80 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347306 | Binding: soft cover | $19.99
 
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Outdoor Carpentry is the first “tool” you need to fulfill all your dreams for a large terrace, a flowerbox, an outdoor kitchen, a fence, a shed, a small bench, an entire carport, or a whole array of other projects for the yard. The projects are presented with over 300 inspiring and illustrative color photographs as well as clear, close-up drawings and construction details. In the basic information section of the book, the home woodworker will learn all about materials, rules and regulations, joining and finishing, and tips and tricks for laying foundations. The 65 projects outlined here have varying levels of difficulty, so it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a practiced hobby woodworker: this book is perfectly suited for those who enjoy working with their hands, creative and practical projects, and the satisfaction of beautifying their surroundings themselves.
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 328 color images & diagrams | 216 pp
ISBN13: 9780764344343 | Binding: hard cover | $34.99