From the high-performance street deck to the classic longboard to the vintage pinstripe cruiser, this book will have you building eye-catching, air-catching skateboards, whether for the young of age, or the young at heart. Go from grinding chisels and carving wood to grinding rails and carving turns. Build a gift that the young ones in your life will never forget! Making a custom skateboard from scratch lets you tailor it to match the user's height, weight, intended use, and very importantly, their own unique style. The Handmade Skateboard guides you step-by-step through building five skateboard designs, from a simple ''Hack Board'' to a high-performance street deck pressed from seven layers of maple veneer. The design guide covers everything you need to know, including choosing the right trucks, wheels and hardware to fit your deck. Detailed photos, illustrations and clear written instruction guide you through the process. Paperback. 160 pages. About the Author: Matt Berger is a digital producer, author, and woodworker in northern California, who has a passion for making things from scratch and teaching others how to do the same. Matt earned his stripes in the woodshop as an editor at Fine Woodworking magazine where he edited articles, and produced how-to videos for FineWoodworking.com. There, he honed his skills building high-quality furniture the authentic way with hand tools, sturdy joinery and quality hardwoods. These days, Matt practices woodworking on nights and weekends building skateboard decks out of his garage workshop, aka SK8Makers HQ, and through his series of DIY Skateboard Workshops. By day, he’s a Content Manager at Apple producing video and web content for the Business and Education Markets team.
Strong, appropriate, and well-fitting joints are one of the hallmarks of the skilled woodworker. Making them properly requires intelligent planning, accurate layout, and a sufficient degree of care in cutting, fitting, and final assembly. That's the approach author John Bullar pursues in this essential guide. He walks readers through choosing the appropriate joint for its intended purpose and continues methodically through constructing and finally assembling the finished pieces. He also covers lumber selection, tools, and adhesives, and offers recommendations for the working methods and habits that are needed to achieve consistently good results. 176 pages. About the Author: John Bullar designs and makes bespoke furniture to commission from his workshop in Cheshire, in northwest England. His unique style is a combination of the Arts and Crafts methods handed down to him by his grandfather and his own contemporary re-interpretation of it. John is a prolific contributor to many woodworking magazines and the author of Cabinetmaking: A Foundation Course.
For all those looking for this much sought-after handbook, the wait is over. Originally published in 1990 and out of print for almost 10 years, Swedish Carving Techniques by Wille Sundqvist has enjoyed cult status among carvers and craftsmen and is widely considered the bible of spoon carvers. In honest, straightforward style, Sundqvist shares his love for basic hand tools and the practical objects they can produce from branches, burls, and crooked pieces of wood. He brings a new appreciation to the age-old craft of working with knives and axes and the rich cultural heritage of Swedish craftsmen. 144 pages. You'll Learn About: The hand tools he works with and how to sharpen themCarving techniques and different kinds of strokesTips for designing spoons for maximum strengthHow to shape dough bowls, butter paddles, and ladlesTechniques for adding decorative detailingPlus safety tips for enjoying this age-old craft Contents: Introduction Historical Background Why Use Knives and Axes? Tool Basics Knives Knife Handles Make a Knife Handle Other Carving Tools Axes, Hatchets and Adzes Edge Protection Safety Sharpening Grinding Honing Ax Work Hewing with an Ax Make a Dough Bowl Knife Grips A Butter Paddle Power Strokes Carving Toward Yourself Smoothing Strokes Finishing the Butter Paddle Small Projects Sharpening a Pencil Buttons A Clothes Hook A Peg Board Carving Spoons Form and Function Carving Spoons and Ladles Finishing Touches Sanding Carved Engraving Finishing Using Wood Finding and Using Wood Sources of Supply About the Author: Wille Sundqvist learned to carve from his father and grandfather while still a boy. He was one of Sweden's Provincial Handcrafts Consultants and has written extensively on the art of wood carving.
Spanish Cedar is a lightweight, easily worked relative of Mahogany. Most widely known for its use in cigar boxes, it holds in moisture to create a natural humidor, and imparts its pleasant aroma to cigars. These thin boards are ideal for cigar boxes as well as any other decorative boxes. They are machined S4S to 1/4" thickness, eliminating wear and tear on your planer. You won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are also ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Pieces measure 1/4" x 5" x 48" Features:Tree: Cedrela trees may attain heights of 100 feet or more. The buttressed trees usually have trunks with diameters of 36 to 72 inches.Sapwood Color: The sapwood is pale and not sharply differentiated from the heartwood.Heartwood Color: Usually ranges from pale pinkish-brown to dark reddish-brown, darkening upon exposure.Grain: Generally straight or slightly interlocked.Texture: Moderately coarse.Luster: Varies from lustrous to very lustrous.Odor: Natural oils in the wood give off a distinctive fragrance.Movement: Dimensionally stable. Holds its shape very well after seasoning.Natural Durability: Heartwood has high natural resistance to decay. The sapwood is vulnerable to attack by powder-post beetles. Moderate to high resistance to termites.Working characteristics: Easily worked with both hand tools and machines.Strength Properties: Medium bending strength, much weaker than White oak or Teak. Resistance to compression parallel to grain is low. Surfaces may dent or scratch easily since the wood is soft. Weight and density are about average. Relative to weight, strength properties are generally high.
Pay tribute to the preeminent tools of the trade with this impressive laser-cut pen blank. This unique kit consists of seven pieces, including a barrel of solid Hawaiian Koa. The saw blade and hand plane iron are made of shimmering Metallic Silver Acrylic, and the tool handles are solid Cocobolo. Simply glue in the inlays and turn to size. Designed for Manhattan Chrome, Manhattan Gold, and Elegant Manhattan style pen kits only, sold separately. Assembly requires cyanoacrylate (CA) glue. For best results, use sharp tools. For easy-to-follow directions (including color photos) on applying the CA finish to your pen kit, see the article "My Simple CA Finish" by Colin Nelson.Features:Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 1
Filled with detailed instructions, this informative DVD demonstrates the steps required to tune your plane to achieve the maximum results from this versatile tool. Through seven information packed chapters Kirby covers a wide variety of subjects. 68 minutes.Learn about:Plane parts and tuning the planeUsing the plane against a bench stopCross grain planingEdge and end planingPreparation of stockThe critical pathMaking a kitchen cutting boardIan Kirby is a British-trained designer and maker of furniture. He has over 50 years of hands-on experience in the workshop.
The Crosscut Saw is ideal for cross-cutting both soft and hard woods. Features impulse hardened teeth ensuring consistent cutting through the life of the blade. Teeth are taper ground preventing the blade from binding amidst deep cuts. Technical Details:Measures 22-3/8" in total lengthBlade has a 9-1/2" cutting edge and is 0.5mm thickTeeth pitch of 1.4mm, 19 TPICane wrapped wood handleMade in Japan
Ideal for beginners, this is a valuable reference that includes ten diverse projects such as a rustic white oak chest, western cedar table, rustic chair, slab top coffee table and more. The projects are designed to demonstrate all of the basic techniques necessary to make a wide range of rustic furniture. By using hand tools, low-tech procedures and recycled or scavenged wood, this is one of the "greenest" woodworking processes you'll find.Rustic Furniture Basics Preview
This guide offers instruction in sharpening all types of tools found in the shop, from hand tools to power tools. By Leonard Lee. 245 pages, soft cover." The list of tools Lee discusses is thorough...Each treatment covers the basics and whatever variations on the theme woodworkers are likely to encounter in their shops. The book's user-friendly format and comprehensive treatment of the subject should make it a definitive reference for many woodworkers." --Woodshop News
Nothing is quite so impressive as the holographic shimmer of figured Maple under a fresh coat of finish. These turning blanks are hand sorted for the best figured grain. Approximate dimensions listed. Due to high demand and limited supply, we cannot always guarantee that this item will be in stock.Features:Tree: May reach a height of 70 to 120 feet, with a 24 to 36 inch diameter trunk.Sapwood Color: White with a reddish cast, sometimes with darker bands of heartwood.Heartwood Color: Uniformly pale reddish brown or light tan.Grain: Curly grain with variable spacing from tight fiddleback to wavy. Sometimes exhibits bird's eye, maple burl, blister, leaf and occasional spalting.Texture: Very fine and even.Working properties: Figured grain has a tendency to tear out. Tools must be kept very sharp. Reduced cutting angles can help.Strength Properties: Very high bending strength. Resistance to compression parallel to the grain is high. Hardness is rated as medium. It is heavy, and resists denting and marring. Hard Maple can be up to 25 percent harder than Soft Maple.
A rich, coffee colored wood with veins of caramel, Wenge's striking contrast makes it an excellent accent wood for small, decorative items. The wood is extremely dense and durable. You won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Native to: Forests of Zaire, Cameroon, Gabon, southern Tanzania, Mozambique and the Congo.Tree: Medium sized, may reach a height of 50 to 60 feet, with a trunk diameter of 30 to 36 inches.Sapwood: Pale yellow or white, clearly differentiated from the heartwood.Heartwood: Dark brown to black, with fine, very dark veins and pale lines. Fantastic contrast. Color variation between boards is reported to be moderate.Light and Air-Induced Changes: Exposure lightens the dark color of the wood, and lumber can be intentionally left in the sun to lighten the color.Grain: Fairly straight.Texture: Medium to coarse. Luster: Low.Movement: Fairly stable.Natural Durability: Heartwood is quite durable and resistant to termites. High weather resistance makes Wenge an option for some exterior applications.Working characteristics: Responds well to machine and hand tools, provided they are sharp. Because of the natural resins in the wood, special care must be taken in gluing and finishing operations. Strength: Varies with density. Bending strength is generally very high. Compressive strength parallel to the grain is exceptionally high. It is moderately hard and resistant to marring. High weight and density.
Woodworking projects don't have to be overly complicated or require a vast array of tools and materials. In One-Board Woodworking Projects, Andy Standing shows you how to build 20 fabulously functional household items from just a single board of wood. His collection of visually appealing, practical projects includes stylish bookends, a personalized laptop tray, toy rocking chair, an elegant wine rack, a knife block, and even functional closet shelving that would ordinarily cost hundreds of dollars. So grab a board of wood, pull up to the bench with this book, and see how easy it is to create something beautiful with your own hands. Paperback. 176 pages. Contents: IntroductionTools and EquipmentTechniquesHealth and SafetyBookendsDisplay ShelvesToy Rocking ChairKnife BlockUmbrella StandKitchen ShelversBath RackLamp BaseLaptop TrayPlate RackBreakfast TrayFolding StoolWeathervaneTool BoxDVD RackShoe RackClothes Drying RackWine RackStep StoolCorner Shelves About the Author: First-rate woodworker and author Andy Standing is a technical editor for Woodworker magazine. He also writes articles for a wide range of other woodworking magazines covering all topics, from techniques and project making to machinery and tool testing. His work has appeared in Practical Woodworking, Routing, Furniture and Cabinetmaking, and Woodworking Plans and Projects. Standing lives in the UK.One Board Woodworking Projects Preview
This saw is the perfect tool to trim dowels and pocket-hole plugs down to surface level. Its 6" long blade has a 20 tpi tooth configuration and is able to flex and bend to get the closest possible cut. The teeth have no side set and won't mar adjacent surfaces. A beautiful Rosewood handle fits comfortably in hand.12" overall length.Made by Crown Tools in Sheffield England.
With the CD "Woodworking's Critical Path: The Complete Curriculum," you get a compilation of everything master woodworker Ian Kirby has taught on the subject of woodworking. Containing over 70 lessons and over a dozen projects, the CD covers everything from selecting and preparing stock; to marking joints, plus cutting them; glue-up; final assembly and finish. You'll find out how to calculate how many board feet you need for a project, how to easily read plan drawings,and how to use mock-ups for projects you design.Complete plans are included for a Mackintosh Style Chair, an Arts & Crafts Workbench, a Frame and Panel Chest, and more.As you follow the Critical Path Ian Kirby has identified as the step-by-step way to learning woodworking, you'll gain understanding of your tools, whether it's a hand plane, table saw or router, and your materials, from solid wood (plainsawn, quartersawn and more) to manufactured materials. Kirby, trained in the British Arts & Crafts tradition, also provides you with a history of this movement, plus the details of making dovetails, and instructions for frame and panels, drawers, doors and torsion boxes. Some of the lessons contained on this CD include: Understanding DrawingsCalculating Board FeetIdentifying Flatsawn, Riftsawn and QuartersawnUnderstanding Wood DistortionMaking Butt JointsAdding Biscuits and SplinesGluing and Clamping ProceduresMeasuring Tools and How They WorkMortise and Tenon JointsHand-Cut Joints: DovetailMachine-Cut JointsJigs and Assembly AidsTapering and CarvingMaking DrawersHardware OptionsHow a Plane WorksTable Saw SafetyGuiding Your RouterFull-size Mock-upsIntroduction to DrawingsVeneeringParts of a TreeMoisture Content and DistortionWhite Oak BookcaseArts & Crafts TableSofa TableFrame and Panel ChestFrame and Panel DoorsPerfect Dovetails Plus more! Follow in the footsteps of a master woodworker on the Critical Path to learning woodworking.
There's something about the shape of this veneer roller that'll really make you want to lean into it and apply a lot of pressure. By all means, go ahead! The specially contoured handle not only feels nice in your hands, it also refuses to bow under pressure. Designed specifically for applying laminates and veneers, it features a 3'' roller with one flush end that allows you to easily work into the corners of boxes and cases. Sturdy 14-3/4'' ergonomically contoured aluminum handle3'' wide non-marking rollerTwo soft yet durable hand gripsGenerously proportioned grips provide a variety of hand positionsNo axle projection on one end for easy access to corners