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DIY: Carpentry and Woodworking books

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  • Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual by Albert Jackson
    Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual (English, Hardback)

    A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker's bible.

    $33.51 $44.75
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  • Lathework by Harold Hall
    Lathework (English, Paperback)

    This book assumes no previous experience and using the medium of twelve lathe turning projects will lead prospective model engineers through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle ambitious projects. All of the projects are extensively illustrated and full working drawings accompany the text.

    $9.31 $21.00
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  • Easy Wood Carving for Children by Frank Egholm
    Easy Wood Carving for Children (English, Paperback)

    Wood carving is the perfect outdoor hobby for adventurous children. Teach them how to make toys, games and even jewellery with more than fifty fun whittling and wood carving projects, each fully-illustrated with easy-to-follow instructions.

    $12.58 $14.95
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  • Screw-cutting in the Lathe by Martin Cleeve
    Screw-cutting in the Lathe (English, Paperback)

    A fully comprehensive survey of the use of a lathe for all forms of screwcutting in all thread forms, imperial and metric. Calculations, gear trains, conversions, etc are all explained and also set out in tabular form.

    $8.64 $14.00
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  • The Art Of Japanese Joinery by Kiyosi Seike
    The Art Of Japanese Joinery (English, Paperback)

    Discusses the genesis and functions of Japanese joinery in addition to illustrating and describing the techniques for constructing forty-eight tsugite, splicing joints, and shiguchi, connecting joints

    $19.21 $24.95
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  • The Workbench by Lon Schleining
    The Workbench (English, Hardback)

    In this contemporary look at the world of workbenches, Lon Schleining takes us on a guided tour of a wide variety of classic, modern, and specialty benches and offers hundreds of options for choosing or building that perfect bench and its accessories.

    $32.16 $37.95
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  • Learn to Timber Frame by Will Beemer
    Learn to Timber Frame (English, Hardback)

    The first guide to timber framing written specifically for beginners! Expert Will Beemer takes you through the entire process from start to finish, beginning with timber sourcing and ending with a finished building.

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  • Woodland Workshop by Ben Law
    Woodland Workshop (English, Hardback)

    Woodland Craft author Ben Law explains what makes a good workshop, outlines the key tools and shows how to make devices from scratch.

    $26.64 $35.00
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  • Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning by Clarence R. Green
    Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning (English, Paperback)

    Gathers useful information about woodturning chucks and fixtures. This book is designed to help both beginners and advanced turners improve their skills and broaden the range of projects they tackle at the lathe, by presenting a crafted combination of how-to advice and projects.

    $16.11 $22.95
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  • Scroll Saw Workbook, 3rd Edition by John A. Nelson
    Scroll Saw Workbook, 3rd Edition (English, Paperback)

    A beginner's guide to the scroll saw. It features 25 skill-building chapters, each culminating in a relevant project. It helps you practice a specific technique in each of 25 skill-building chapters, and then use that skill to make an attractive project. As you progress, each chapter builds upon the previous skills you've already learned.

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  • Wood Identification & Use by Terry Porter
    Wood Identification & Use (English, Paperback)

    Describes more than 200 timber species. This title features colour photographs of each species, and reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements and typical uses. Aimed squarely at the individual or small-scale user, whether professional or amateur, it includes woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning and carving.

    $18.05 $37.25
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  • Making Poor Man's Guitars by Shane Speal
    Making Poor Man's Guitars (English, Paperback)

    Many books have been written about how to build cigar box guitars and other unique hand-made instruments... but few have touched on why. This book presents the authentic stories of American DIY music with step-by-step projects, photo studies of antique instruments, interviews with music legends and historical accounts.

    $17.09 $19.99
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  • Pyrography Workbook by Sue Walters
    Pyrography Workbook (English, Paperback)

    Aimed at woodworkers interested in wood-burning, this title contains three step-by-step projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced burners. It teaches how to prepare wood surfaces before burning, how to transfer a design or pattern, and how to select materials for burning, colouring, and finishing a project.

    $15.59 $19.95
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  • The Mini-lathe by David Fenner
    The Mini-lathe (English, Paperback)

    This book is a complete course on using and improving the new generation of budget lathes. It explains everything from setting up and 'tuning' the machine for best performance to using accessories and carrying out tasks.

    $8.47 $15.50
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  • How to Build a Shed by Coulthard Sally
    How to Build a Shed (English, Hardback)

    Ever dreamed of having your very own garden retreat? Off-the-shelf sheds aren't always the answer - the cheap ones are badly made and freezing cold, and the better quality ones are really expensive. But what if you could build your own shed from scratch? How to Build a Shed is the ultimate practical guide. With its clear, easy-to-follow instructions, expert advice and specially commissioned...

    $17.22 $19.65
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  • The Complete Guide to Joint-making by John Bullar
    The Complete Guide to Joint-making (English, Paperback)

    Strong, appropriate and well-fitting joints are one of the hallmarks of the skilled woodworker. Making them properly requires intelligent planning, accurate marking out and a sufficient degree of care in the cutting, fitting and final assembly. This book demystifies the all-important subject of choosing, designing and cutting woodworking joints.

    $18.39 $24.95
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  • The Amateur's Lathe by Lawrence H. Sparey
    The Amateur's Lathe (English, Paperback)

    First published in 1948, this is the classic, definitive work on the use of the small (3 1/2 inch) lathe which has proved invaluable to generations of light engineers, small garage owners and precision hobbyists, apprentices and engineering professionals alike.

    $10.96 $15.50

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  • Japanese Woodworking Tools by Toshio Odate
    Japanese Woodworking Tools (English, Paperback)

    A complete guide to the tools used by a shokunin, or master Japanese craftsman, this book is ideal for both beginning and professional woodworkers.

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  • Making Small Workshop Tools by Stan Bray
    Making Small Workshop Tools (English, Paperback)

    Making twenty-two simple but useful adjuncts to the tool kit for bench and lathe use, none taking any more than 3 to 4 hours or involving special materials, yet each able to save considerable time in use as well as aiding accuracy. With working drawings, photographs and sketches etc.

    $8.92 $14.00
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  • Intarsia Woodworking Projects by Kathy Wise
    Intarsia Woodworking Projects (English, Paperback)

    Displays an artistic style of woodworking that focuses on nature, the outdoors, and nostalgic scenes. This book includes designs such as: holiday animals, a classic rose, colourful lovebirds, a lighthouse scene, and a farm scene. It includes a "getting-started" section that provides hints on which types of wood and blades to select.

    $13.48 $19.95
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