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.
Author: A. J. Hamler
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2016-10-19
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Show off your woodworking skills--in the kitchen! Anyone who has ever entertained knows that guests inevitably end up in the kitchen--so what better place to showcase your woodworking? Why not add a hand-crafted focal point--a kitchen island or handsome touches such as a cutting board, spice rack, or rolling pin? Whether you are outfitting your own kitchen or looking for a gift idea for a fellow foodie, The Woodworker's Kitchen has a range of woodworking projects sure to add that special touch. The 24 projects inside include: A customized knife block that does double-duty as a tablet holder, allowing you to pull up recipes and watch cooking videos with ease A kitchen island with a built-in wine rack An oven peel perfect for gourmet pizzas and toasted sandwiches A K-Cup organizer to help tame those caffeine cravings A rolling grill cart for your outdoor cooking adventures A fancy bread knife/cutting board combo And many more! Detailed instructions, measured drawings, patterns and step-by-step color photos make constructing these projects easy. See what you can cook up in the shop and add some woodworking charm to your kitchen!
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
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.
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
The band saw makes box projects easier than ever Not only is the band saw safer than a table saw, but it also allows woodworkers to make a variety of projects without a shop full of expensive tools. "The Ultimate Band Saw Box Book" is the culmination of Donna Menke's many years of woodworking experience. Menke guides the reader through the basics of selecting and handling wood to cutting, sanding, assembling, and even repairing your box projects. As most boxes are not complete without embellishment, Menke also instructs on carving and inlay. This guide covers the essentials of band saw use and safety, in addition to tips on construction designs and finishing techniques. Progressing from easy to more advanced projects, the box plans featured include: Basic boxes Nesting boxes Puzzle and sliding-lid boxes Pivoting-top boxes Hinged boxes Drawer boxes Express yourself through the infinite design potential of band saw boxes
Author: Ben Uyeda
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: House & Home
30 Attractive Projects You'll Actually Want to Make Everyone is capable of making useful things, and beautifully made modern furniture shouldn't cost thousands of dollars. In HomeMade Modern you'll learn to make the furniture you want at a fraction of the price of store-bought furniture. Not only will you save tons of money, but you'll also make environmentally sustainable pieces that are solidly built, using real materials like metal, wood, concrete, and other recycled ready-mades. The projects in this book don't require special skills, prior experience, or even a garage full of tools. This book will walk you step-by-step through the process of making furniture, from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge!) to how to make the most of the tools you own. All you need is a sense of adventure to make furniture that looks amazing and that you can actually afford.
After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he's known best—his incredible real-life woodshop. Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes. Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves. In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what’s more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it "wood porn"). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery. Whether you’ve been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you’ve ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman’s brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you’ll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information. From the Hardcover edition.
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.
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. "
Box Making is an exciting new title aimed at avid woodworkers of all levels. Packed with over 30 projects, there are designs to suit all tastes - from traditional hinged jewelry box designs to boxes with more elaborate and sophisticated opening mechanisms such as a quatrefoil box. Many of the projects include helpful hints and tips to ensure a perfect result and all projects include step-by-step instructions along with either clear diagrams or easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. Plans are also provided where necessary. Projects include: Shaker boxes, Marquetry box, Dovetail box, Tool storage box, Chess box.
Author: Ana White
Publisher: Potter Craft
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Create a Beautiful, Modern Home with One-of-a-Kind DIY Furniture Beds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, Ana learned to make her own well-designed pieces inspired by the styles in her favorite stores—saving thousands of dollars in the process. Now, in this reference for woodworkers of all skill levels, Ana shares everything she has learned along the way. Inside The Handbuilt Home you'll find: • Plans for 34 versatile furniture projects for every room in your house—from beginner-friendly home accessories to sturdy tables, a media center, kids’ items, and storage solutions • Comprehensive information on using off-the-shelf lumber and basic equipment—almost every project can be made with a drill, a saw, and some hand tools • Easy-to-follow instructions, costs, and time estimates to guide even the most amateur of carpenters through any project You don’t need to be physically tough or superstrong to make your own furniture, and it’s okay if you don’t know that a 2x4 doesn’t actually measure 2 by 4 inches. All you need is the determination to create a better home for yourself or your family and the confidence to say, “I can build that.” Also available as an eBook
Author: Sara C. Robinson
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
For the first time, the history of spalted wood--wood coloration caused by fungi--is detailed in a comprehensive resource covering the science, the history, and the applications of spalting. Featuring 870 photos and photomicrographs, this resource goes back 700 years to the beginning of written records of spalting, and follows its evolution from closely guarded guild secret to scientific curiosity to a mainstream art form. Robinson, the leading world expert in spalting and founder of the topic's essential reference site northernspalting.com, also presents an introductory guide to spalted woods from around the world. Along with supplier lists and an in-depth look at the most current, groundbreaking research in spalting today, there are full-color photos of spalted works from renowned artists like Mark Lindquist, David Ellsworth, Silas Kopf, and James Krenov, spanning the full spectrum of spalting colors and uses in woodcraft.