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Woodworking Basics

  • Publishing: Autumn 18
  • Pub month: September
  • ISBN-13: 9781784944087
  • Author: Alan Goodsell & Randall Maxey
  • Price: £14.99
  • Binding: PB with flaps
  • No. of pages: 160
  • Dimensions: 276 x 210 mm
  • Colour: Full colour throughout

Woodworking Basics is the perfect introduction to the fundamentals of working with wood for those with little or no experience. The book outlines all the basic hand tools that a beginner will need and describes how to use each one, giving useful tips and expert advice along the way. From how to hammer a nail to using a chisel, this book tells you exactly what you need to know to be able to pick up your tools and get started. Also covered are the important techniques of accurate measuring and marking, gluing, sanding and making simple joints such as butt, lap and mitres. Six simple projects are included, which can be made using the skills that have been covered and the confidence that has been gained.

Projects are: wall cabinet, picture frame, shelf unit, small box, table and toolbox.


Author Information

Alan Goodsell
Woodworker and journalist Alan Goodsell has written extensively on woodworking and tools for a range of magazines, including the highly acclaimed Woodturning magazine, The Router and Furniture & Cabinetmaking (GMC Publications). A significant move took Alan to the USA where he ran the marketing department for a top router bit and cutting tool manufacturer. Still living in Florida, Alan has moved back into publishing and is now producing a range of woodworking-related publications.
Randall A. Maxey
Randall Maxey has been woodworking almost since he was old enough to lift a hammer. Born and raised in central Ohio, he owns a custom woodworking business, Cherry Ridge Woodworks. He is also the founder and owner of MiniMaxWorkshop.com which supports the idea that you can build great projects in small spaces. Randall served ten years as senior editor for a woodworking magazine and continues to write and edit articles for other woodworking publications and companies.