From David Picciuto, the widely-followed YouTube woodworker of "Make Something.TV" and author of the best-selling "The New Bandsaw Box Book," Make Your Own Cutting Boards offers expert step-by-step instructions for creating over a dozen designs ranging from the simple and straight-forward to cleverly engineered pieces that will challenge veteran makers while dazzling their friends."
No woodworking project is more fun to make than a box. Requiring little material and offering lots of challenges, making a wooden box results in a satisfyingly functional project that is proudly used and displayed or given as a gift that will be cherished for years. It's no wonder boxes rank as the most popular woodworking project by beginners and advanced craftsman alike. David Picciuto, aka The Drunken Woodworker, is a huge fan of making boxes, especially with his trusty bandsaw. His Bandsaw Box You Tube videos and his Weekly Woodworking Round-up are must see viewing among the woodworking community. In his first book, The New Bandsaw Box Book: Technqiues and Patterns for the Modern Woodworker, David presents a collection of beautiful boxes that can be easily made with a bandsaw, considered by most woodworkers as the most important, versatile, and easy to use stationary tool in the workshop. Each project is captured in a modern and fresh step-by-step style that makes learning easy while David's engaging manner keeps the information accessible and light. In keeping with the younger, artisan mindset that is infiltrating the woodworking community, David concludes with his “raises a glass” toast that matches the perfect craft beer to compliment the wood and style of each completed project.
Step-by-step photos and instructions for projects involving lamination—the bonding together of two or more pieces of wood—are provided in this guide to using wood lamination as an art form. Depending on the intricacy of the design, lamination can be either very simple or astoundingly complex. The 10 projects presented here are of all differing skill levels and abilities, often presenting fascinating challenges that help woodworkers develop their laminating skills. Several designs for clocks and puzzles are included, as are unique pieces such as a piggy bank, a basket weave box, and a cutting board.
Author: Donna LaChance Menke
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
What makes band saw boxes so wonderful? They don’t require a shop full of expensive tools, they have unlimited design potential, and they’re easy to make. For years, woodworker Donna Menke has researched every aspect of the process, accumulating a wealth of knowledge about band-saw use, safety precautions, construction, and finishing techniques. Here, she passes on those ideas and skills, explaining all the basics of selecting and handling the wood, cutting, sanding, fitting edges, gluing, making repairs, and giving the box a gorgeous surface treatment, such as carving or inlay. The breathtaking projects begin with an easy, no-fail Bangle Box, and include a mahogany Star Box, a Man in the Moon box with a segmented lid, and many others. A Selection of the F & W Book Club.
Heirloom Wood is a love letter to wood’s form and function through simple woodworking projects. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, Max Bainbridge teaches you how to identify wood types, source timber, and set up a basic toolbox, then offers step-by-step carving and cutting techniques for making your own pieces. With little experience and very few tools, you’ll learn to create hand-carved bowls, cutting boards, spoons, knives, and spatulas, perfect for adding a touch of the handmade to your home. With further advice on finishing your projects—how to sand, ebonize, scorch, and texture the surfaces, as well as wax and oil your new, beloved kitchen creations—each of your handcrafted projects will be imbued with a tangible history visible through the maker’s mark. With beautiful photography and clear how-to instruction, Heirloom Wood gives you everything you need to create timeless kitchen keepsakes to be passed down from generation to generation.
Anyone can take a picture of a person. But few of those pictures are worthy of being considered a portrait. A true portrait will reveal something personal or intimate about the person, allowing the observer to see into the subject's nature. These are the pictures that speak 1000 words. We would all like to capture and preserve small yet revealing vignettes of our personal histories. But many of us rely on pure luck to catch those moments. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to successfully take portrait shots that speak volumes - at any moment, any place. Renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to successfully take portrait shots that speak volumes, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with and how to use lighting, setting and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments. Beyond Portraiture makes it easy for anyone to create memories that will last a lifetime. - Bryan Peterson consistently appears at the top of Bookscan's best-seller list for photography! - Specific enough for beginners, yet insightful enough for professionals - Wonderful book for parents, teachers, anyone who treasures keepsakes Bryan Peterson is an internationally renowned photographer, writer, and teacher. He's written for many magazines, including a monthly column for Popular Photography. He also teaches a number of live photo workshops as well as online with BetterPhoto.com, where he's the always sold-out star instructor of their online photography courses. He divides his time between Seattle, Washington and Lyon, France.
No project has more universal appeal among woodworkers at every skill level than the blanket chest. This is a collection of 30 original designs by artisans from around the globe. It features approximately 200 photographs and 50 illustrations.
When it comes to growing a robust mustache, masticating red meat, building a chair, or wooing a woman, who better to educate you than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in carpentry, Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood (born, literally, in the middle of an Illinois cornfield) to his theater days in Chicago to the, frankly, magnificent seduction of his wife, Megan Mullally. Offerman also shares his hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, styles, and religion, and invaluable advice on getting the utmost pleasure out of woodworking, assorted meats, outdoor recreations, and other palatable entrees.
Insight and Inspiration Fluid, elegant and unique, Lois Keener Ventura's boxes elevate woodworking to a contemporary art form. You can capture the same effects in your own work following this guide's step-by-step band saw techniques. Whether you want to recreate these boxes as they appear here or add your own distinctive variations, this book provides the instruction and inspiration you need. From cutting to finishing, you'll find patterns, photos and clear directions that make every step easy to achieve with basic tools and materials. Projects begin simply and progress into more elaborate designs, allowing you to build your skills as you build each new box. Best of all, these boxes are as practical as they are stunning, making them perfect pieces to sell or give as gifts. "There's an artist that hides in the heart of every woodworker, waiting for that one inspiration to set him free."—Lois Keener Ventura
A master craftsman contributor to Fine Woodworking shows readers how to complete eighteen projects for the kitchen made of wood, from a solid cutting board to a tea rack, with detailed step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and illustrations. Original.
Master box maker Doug Stowe guides woodworkers every step of the way in creating 10 gorgeous yet useful Tiny Boxes. Boxes are always a hit with woodworkers because they are quick to build, use a minimal amount of material, don t require a large workshop, and make great gifts. Each project teaches a new technique so you will improve your general woodworking skills as you create boxes like the inlaid sliding pocket box and Japanese puzzle box. In this all-new collection of boxes from one of America's premier box makers, Doug Stowe shows how to design and build ten tiny boxes, including an inlaid sawn box, a box made with hand tools, and a finger jointed box with dovetails. "
The New Wood Book is the about making the basics of using and choosing wood easier to understand. While some wood books can be intimidating due to an overly scientific approach or overloaded with exotic or hard to find woods, this handy, user-friendly resource is the perfect starting point for anyone seeking information about the most essential materials needed to complete their next woodworking project. In addition to covering the top native American and exotic woods from Ash to Zebrawood, The New Wood Book also offers expert advice and know-how for working with wood, rough lumber and plywood, understanding wood movement and other characteristics, finding unique wood sources, and storing and drying lumber. With lots of photos and accessible, detailed information, The New Wood Book is the ideal resource for woodworkers, carpenters, crafters, or DIY enthusiasts seeking the fundamental knowledge needed to successfully work with wood.
Author: Jimmy DiResta
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-10-03
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Jimmy DiResta has made a name for himself with his inventiveness and workshop skills, creating dozens of projects for YouTube videos and television shows such as Hammered and Against the Grain on the DIY network. In Make: Workshop Mastery With Jimmy DiResta, Jimmy and co-author John Baichtal teach readers essential workshop skills with over a dozen projects that explore everything from mold-making to CNC routing on to metalsmithing.Projects in this book include: Tool-drawer cabinet A chess set One-sheet metal stool A machete Crowbar-hammer mashup An electric guitar with a carved body Your own sign A leather backpack
Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Shop tested expert advice for woodworkers on how to build 50 attractive and functional woodworking projects for all areas of the house from storage for the kitchen and the outdoors, to furniture and heirlooms. An ideal resource for woodworkers looking for a new project or wanting to spruce up their home, this book has plans for projects that can take a few hours, or up to a weekend to complete.