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.
The Way to Woodwork from Woodworker's Journal: 3 Volumes (DVD) w/FREE Woodworker's Journal Critical Path (CD)
Includes FREE bonus CD! We have added a FREE bonus Critical Path CD with over 300 printable pages of Woodworker's Journal content and drawings. All designed to make you a better woodworker!Whether you're a woodworking beginner or someone with advanced skills, the three-DVD series "The Way to Woodwork" will help you step up to the next level. You'll gain knowledge and skills for specific joinery and construction techniques with both hand and machine cutting, and put them into practice with specific projects included on the DVDs. Most importantly, though, you'll get comprehensive woodworking instruction that applies to any piece of furniture you might want to build. From designing to completing a project, you'll be able to follow the "Critical Path" of woodworking, thanks to the clear and competent instruction of Ian Kirby and Lili Jackson.DVD set contains all 3 volumes. Each volume is also available separately. These DVD's are supported with hundreds of pages of online lessons. For individual volume content, see "More Info" tab.The Way to Woodwork Series features instructional by Ian Kirby and LiLi JacksonIan Kirby has over 50 years of experience as a master woodworker, educator and trained designer. Ian is uniquely qualified to teach woodworking. His blended skills as an educator and a master woodworker combine to make this DVD a remarkable achievement.LiLi Jackson is a woodworker who has studied at many of the top woodworking schools in the country. LiLi grew up in the Rockler family business - Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. LiLi brings all of her unique experience to bear in these DVDs.Volume 1Chapter 1: Critical Path & Woodworker ToolsChapter 2: Design and MaterialsChapter 3: Harvesting the PartsChapter 4: Preparing StockChapter 5: How to make Butt JointsChapter 6: Mortise & Tenon: Overview & MarkingChapter 7: Mortise & Tenon: Hand-Cutting & FittingChapter 8: Mahogany Stool ProjectChapter 9: Finishing & GluingChapter 10: Tool Demo: Hand PlaneChapter 11: Shaping Parts & Final Assembly Volume 2Chapter 1: Ash Table: Introduction & Preparing StockChapter 2: Marking & Cutting Mortise & TenonsChapter 3: Ash Table: Shaping Parts & Angled ShouldersChapter 4: Ash Table: Glue up & FinishChapter 5: Bookcase: Introduction to Frame & PanelChapter 6: Machined Joinery OptionsChapter 7: Bookcase: Frame & Panel ConstructionChapter 8: Bookcase: Gluing Subassembly & Shaping PartsChapter 9: Bookcase: Finishing Touches Volume 3Chapter 1: Introduction & Using Design Mock-upsChapter 2: Bedside Cabinet: Hanging a Door & HardwareChapter 3: Standing Laptop Desk: Design & Drawer OverviewChapter 4: Dovetailed Drawer: Fitting the PartsChapter 5: Dovetail Drawer: Marking Single Lap DovetailsChapter 6: Dovetail Drawer: Cutting Single Lap DovetailsChapter 7: Dovetail Drawer: Marking & Cutting Through DovetailsChapter 8: Making Dovetails with a RouterChapter 9: Dovetail Drawer: Assembling the PiecesChapter 10: Dovetail Drawer: Fitting for the Opening & Final Touches
Named for it's rich red color, Redheart lumber exhibits a variety of interesting streaks, patterns and closed knots. The wood has extremely small pores with a very fine overall texture, and is easily worked with hand or power tools. The initially bright color of Redheart fades to a reddish brown tone with exposure to sunlight.Technical Details:Redheart: Erythroxylon mexicanum.Native to: Mexico and South America.Hardness: Hard; similar to oak.Grain/Texture: Very small pores, and a fine, even texture.Rot Resistance: Redheart is moderately rot-resistant.Workability: Redheart planes, machines, and sands well. Takes glue and finish well.Odor: Distinct, rubber-like smell when being worked.
Handy Lutz Bit Holder keeps your bits organized and always at your fingertips! Self-adhesive backing lets you affix the holder to places you use bits most.Technical Details:Lutz high-performance power bit holderSelf-adhesive backing lets you affix the holder to places you use bits most