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Keep the Great Book of Woodworking Tips close by your workbench for a ready source of inspired, shop-tested advice for woodworking success on any project! This ultimate collection of tips includes how to:
- Rout perfectly fitting edge joints every time
- Sharpen every kind of blade and bit, including carbide router bits
- Move, store, and saw 4×8 sheets all by yourself
- Make drawer slides that really glide and never wear out
- Joint and plane to thickness without maddening snipe
- Clamp and glue awkward miters and curved parts
- Flatten warped wood-it’s easier than you think!
This is the essential DIY reference, packed with reader-written woodworking tips and techniques from American Woodworker magazine, the premier publication for woodworkers. This comprehensive guide offers more than 650 ingenious solutions to common woodworking problems. Supplemented with clear workshop photography, each insightful pointer has been workplace-tested by the editors.
Whether you are an accomplished woodworker or just beginning to set up your workshop, you’ll find quick answers to all of your most challenging questions:
- Sharpen your woodworking skills for drilling, sawing, routing, clamping, gluing, joinery, finishing, and much more
- Avoid common pitfalls and solve everyday problems with materials, tools, techniques, shop organization, and maintenance
- Benefit from the experience of others, and share their secrets for making woodworking easier and more efficient
Even the most experienced woodworker doesn’t have all the answers, but this big, well-organized book is the place to find them.
From the Publisher
The tips you need for a better workshop!
Work faster and smarter with these 730 tips and tricks! Learn how to:
Fold bandsaw blades for easy storage
Properly dispose of old finish materials
Keep glued boards from slipping
Reinforce plywood for hinge screws
Make tight-mitered edging
Turn duplicate spindles with a story stick
Make quick circles on the router table
…and hundreds more!
Shop-Tested Advice for Woodworking Success
The Essential DIY Reference
Everyone loves a clever workshop tip! There’s nothing better than a light-bulb moment when an ingenious solution to a vexing problem becomes clear.
Inside this book, the experts at American Woodworker bring you over 650 tips, techniques, & secrets to make your time in the workshop faster and smarter!
Whether you are an accomplished woodworker or just beginning to set up your workshop, you’ll find quick answers to your most challenging questions, avoid common pitfalls, & solve everyday problems.
800 color photos and illustrations
Hints to help sharpen your woodworking skills
The ultimate collection of woodworking tips
A book to value for years to come, essential for every woodworker’s reference library
The perfect gift for any woodworking enthusiast or wood shop owner
Over 650 Ingenious Workshop Tips, Techniques, and Secrets from the Experts at American Woodworker
Wood, Turning, and Cabinet Making
Make your wood projects a breeze with tips like how to prevent wood from warping and using a no wobble pen mandrel to tricks like how to make a pin board marking jig and how to duplicate spindles with a semaphore (pictured).
Storing Tools and Supplies
Organize your tools and supplies for optimal use, from a benchtop lazy suzan and hardware storage cabinet (pictured) to a hideaway tool stand and shop apron magnets.
Tool Smarts, Electricity, and Batteries
Work smarter, not harder, whether you’re paring thin dovetails and using a saber-saw cushion (pictured) or converting a motor’s voltage and cleaning rusty tools with electrolysis.
Gluing, Sanding, and Finishing
From matching old stands and using white glue for woodworking (pictured) to duck-taped sanding blocks and choosing the correct glue for lamination, learn how to complete your gluing, sanding, and finishing tasks with ease.
From router table tenoning jigs and flattening end grain with a router (pictured) to benchtop router table cabinets and making quick circles on the router table, you’ll find a plethora of helpful router tips and tricks!
Jointer-Planer and Plate-Joiner
Discover invaluable joiner and planer tips, from a universal planer sled and fast, accurate face frames to getting perfectly squared edges using a planer, as well as important advice on how to avoid common jointer pitfalls (pictured).
Bandsaw, Chopsaw, and Tablesaw
From a zero-clearance bandsaw table and raised-panel tablesaw jig to an easy-to-see, 90-degree blad check and a flip-up miter-saw fence (pictured), these incredible tips will melt away all your saw-related frustrations and inefficiencies.
Tips and tricks for the drill press will make your shop time easier, whether you’re using a sliding drill press table and vertical drilling jig or finding the fastest speed for any size Forstner bit (pictured) and identifying grain directions on plugs.
A Lifetime’s Worth of Woodworking Knowledge
Optimize the efficiency of your workbench from double duty planer stands and fold-away outfeed tables to mobile machine caddies and a workbench made from an old door!
Measuring, Marking, and Sharpening
Measure, mark, and sharpen in a jiffy with tricks like sharpening hollow chisels, a no-math saw setup, blunting a nicked edge, and using a versatile center gauge (pictured).
Vise, Clamps, and Clamping
Get a secure grip with tried and true tricks from supporting unwieldy clamps and rock-solid bench support to masking tape miter clamping and corner molding vise pads (pictured).
Hardware and Joinery Tricks
From perfect tenon shoulders and reinforcing plywood for hinge screws to mortising by machine and no-trace broken screw removal (pictured), you’ll find no shortage of useful hardware and joinery tips, tricks, and hacks inside this book!