•Rob cuts the joint using his new method in real "shop time" • Tool overview, why some work better than others and buying advice •The one on one workshop, Rob coaches Dave through his first ever hand cut dovetail using the "New" method •Results speak louder than words! This is our first production with a real student being taught on camera. Dave represents the average student I have attending my workshops and since he has never cut the joint before, it was a perfect setting to introduce my new technique. If you have yet to master the hand cut dovetail, this video will get you where you want to be.
This practical manual has all the information you need to select and pour the right mix for the job, lay out the structure, choose the right form materials, design and build the forms, and finish and cure the concrete. Step by step instructions show how to construct and erect most types of site fabricated wood forms. Over 200 man-hour tables, charts and clear illustrations.
This book shows the reader how to carve each of the 12 Santas presented in two different ways: as "standing" Santas and as "shelf-sitting" Santas. The first part of the book covers the basics of carving Santas. The author includes information on the carving and painting techniques, such as wood choice, basic cuts, carving tools, basic painting supplies and finishing materials. The second part of the book focuses on how to carve the Santas. Readers have two options. They can carve either a standing Santa or a shelf-sitting Santa. Each standing Santa is approximately four inches tall, full-bodied, and can stand on a table-top or shelf. The shelf-sitters are flat-bottomed with the addition of swinging legs. These figures are carved specifically to sit on the edge of a shelf or desktop with legs dangling over the edge. In this second section of the book, the author provides a step-by-step demonstration that shows the reader how to carve, paint and finish a standing, full-bodied Santa. An easy-to-follow pattern and finished photos of the carving start this section. Close-up photography and detailed captions cover the project from start to finish. The author then follows up this demonstration with a second demonstration on "shelf-sitters." She shows the reader how to carve and join the body and legs. The third section of the book includes patterns for the remaining 11 Santas. The patterns are specially designed for beginning carvers. Each has two components: a square on-the-wood pattern to help the reader get started, and a dimensional figure to help the reader finish the project. Patterns are included for both the standing and the shelf-sitting versions. Finished examples of each Santa are shown. These shots include views from several angles, plus close-ups as appropriate to provide the reader with a clear idea of the project. Historical notes on the origin of the Santa, plus carving and painting notes round out this section. This book is ideal for beginning level carvers and will appeal to any carver who would like to expand his repertoire of Santas to carve for gifts or for sale.
"An Illustrated Guide to Heating and Cooling". This is the revised 2nd ed. and puts the newest heating, ventilation, and AC codes at the fingertips of pros in the field. Durable fold-flat format. A must-have reference for anyone in the construction business.
For woodworkers, hand tools put the emphasis on the process of woodworking rather than the result. Yet hand tools also are essential to the highest level of craftsmanship, bringing a refinement to work that machines alone cannot produce. Whether using hand tools alone as a source of pleasure, quality, or efficiency, or in combination with machines, woodworker can trust the information in Woodworking with Hand Tools, a collection of 35 articles from the experts at Fine Woodworking magazine. In Woodworking with Hand Tools, expert craftsmen explain how they choose, sharpen, and use every kind of hand tool.
Framing can be a high-productivity, high-profit business, if you have mastered the requisite framing skills. Currie describes quick, efficient ways to frame residential and commercial buildings. How to mark, cut, and drill plates efficiently. How to speed-cut blocks, trimmers, and plates by eye. How to spot information missing from plans. The author suggests typical piecework prices you can quote for most framing work. Mr Currie owns his own construction company specializing in custom homes and residential tracts. REGULAR $26.50 OUR PRICE $19.95. You save 24%. REGULAR $26.50 SPECIAL $19.95