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.
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
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.