Woodworkers of all skill levels will find inspiration and practical advice in this collection of the wisdom of 30 expert woodcarvers who create their art exclusively from found materials. Each artist is highlighted through extensive interviews, beautiful photographs of finished work, and step-by-step instructions for the techniques used. Topics include the qualities of a variety of woods, where to find usable wood, how to work with cracks and knots, and what tools are needed to make the best of what nature has to offer.
Solid advice on airtight attic access, constructing a gable dormer retrofit, installing disappearing attic stairs, seal and insulate an attic, add a second story, frame an elegant dormer, frame for skylights, and more.
"Contemporary Techniques to Carve and Paint in the folk Art Tradition". Chapters focus on all aspects of this art, from selecting the wood to cutting out the head and eyes and painting the decoy. Includes tips on selecting the color palette, blending paints, glazing, and aging. The author is an instructor and judge for the Ward World Champion Wildfowl Carving Competition.
Part of the Building Basics Series. Offers information on stairwells, code requirements, and housed stringers
Woodworkers spend a lot of time in their shops, so why not make that space the best it can be? The 24 projects in Practical Woodshop Projects will allow you to have the best working space possible. In this dynamic shop project book you'll be able to: •organize tools for maximum efficiency\ •create functional and flexible workbenches and workstations •maximize the performance of woodworking machinery •use woodshop space most effectively •and more!
If you’re a woodworker looking to take your skills—and your next project—to a higher level of craftsmanship, you might want to consider coloring your wood with chemicals and dyes instead of stains. Unlike stains that can trap light and obscure grain patterns, chemicals and dyes, when handled properly, are one of the best methods for enhancing a wood’s color or accentuating the grain pattern. A classic technique that’s been practiced for centuries, coloring wood is a sure way to infuse a “wow” into your woodworking efforts.