From selecting tools to joints and finishing, Ben Plewes and Phil Davy provide top tips and step-by-step diagrams with instructions in their latest volume of the popular Ultimate Bible Series books. The Ultimate Woodwork Bible is a hard cover reference book for novices and experienced woodworkers looking for new ways to tackle old projects.Technical Details: The essential workshop Hand tools Power tools Woodworking machinesWood and materials Project designMaterial preparation and basic techniques Construction methods Adhesives and assemblyShaping and bending Surface preparation and finishing Hardware288 pages Hardcover
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.