A guide to the basic principles of furniture making, this book is a useful workshop accessory, with instructions on the use of hand tools and how to build confidence and creativity with new, or maybe just rusty, techniques. It is suitable for various levels and abilities and includes tips and techniques on how to get the best from hand tools.
Explains the various workholding options that are available to the metalworker, together with the principles behind them. This book explains the importance of precision in holding work in place and also the importance of tools and machines being held securely, so that the machinist may avoid damage to the machine and to the work being undertaken.
Windsor chairs are a beautiful and traditional feature in any home. While sound joints are essential, it is the sensitive shaping of each component that leads to a fine chair. This book celebrates their history and explains their heritage. It compares and contrasts the distinct Windsor designs from England and America.
Explaining how it was done in bygone days, an illustrated guide to blacksmithing shows how to make all of the things the blacksmith traditionally created, including knives, horseshoes, iron grills, rifle barrels, and barrel hoops.