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While Furniture Design & Construction is a project book for woodworkers, it goes beyond traditional woodworking manuals to teach design concepts through carefully selected,... Read more
While Furniture Design & Construction is a project book for woodworkers, it goes beyond traditional woodworking manuals to teach design concepts through carefully selected, hands-on pieces. This book is for the woodworker who is not content merely to build from preset plans; instead, it offers projects that will show how the designs originate and take shape, giving the maker the freedom to build anything, with or without plans. The book presents a dozen different pieces of furniture, each illustrated with detailed line drawings. Every project exemplifies a different lesson in design - making the book a self-teaching course in woodworking and furniture design for amateurs and experienced woodworkers alike
Furniture Design and Construction: Classic Projects and Lessons of the Craft Paperback edition by Graham Blackburn
Graham Blackburn was born and educated in London, England, then lived for several years in Cologne and Madrid before moving to New York to continue his studies at the Juilliard School. While pursuing a career as a professional musician that saw him play in numerous bands, including Van Morrison, he built his own home ? and several others -- in Woodstock, NY. His first book, Illustrated Housebuilding, was published in 1974. Since then, in addition to operating a custom furnituremaking shop in California and New York, and lecturing and teachingg at major craft and art schools and woodworking shows across the US, he has been a long-time columnist for Popular Woodworking and a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking. He has also served as editor-in-chief of Woodwork magazine.
While Furniture Design & Construction is a project book for woodworkers, it goes beyond traditional woodworking manuals to teach design concepts through carefully selected, hands-on pieces. This book is for the woodworker who is not content merely to build from preset plans; instead, it offers projects that will show how the designs originate and take shape, giving the maker the freedom to build...
World-class marquetarian Silas Kopf gives us a step-by-step demonstration of bevel-cutting for invisible marquetry joints plus a thoughtful discussion of the design process. Peter Murkett is also concerned with design, but here the emphasis is on the surface textures achievable with a variety of handtools: spokeshave, drawknife, inshave, and scorp. Geoffrey Holmes, a third-generation craftsman...
For speed and production, but not necessarily quality, power tools are the norm in many amateur workshops. However, thanks to the maker movement, there is renewed interest among crafters and woodworkers in using traditional handtools. The personal satisfaction, the pleasure of hands-on work, and the more leisurely, contemplative approach to woodworking is replacing the need for the speed and noise...
50 Classic Devices You Can Make. In Jigs Fixtures for the Hand Tool Woodworker, expert hand tool woodworker Graham Blackburn brings classic devices back to life and shows you exactly how to make and use them in todays workshop.
Ted DeMers creates rustic-inspired furniture using natural forms made very traditionally in a shop that depends on lumber locally harvested in rural Connecticut. State-of-the-art, stunningly modern, studio-furniture made in Scott Groves' upstate New York shop uses copper as a design element. Greg Johnson, treats us to a step-by-step demonstration of how he refinishes a modest drop-leaf table and...
We visit first with Paul Petrie, who lives and works in the shadow of the Adirondacks. He takes vessel turning to a whole new level of sophistication with piercing and painting techniques, which while painstaking, are fundamentally straightforward, and accompanied by the right design sensibility, can produce stunning results. Further south we find John Battista using tools of a far different...
Meet Anthony Beverly, who has successfully integrated production-style woodwork with what would normally be one-of-a-kind pieces, and who, in addition to high-style furniture, has also found time to create unique items such as Gombe drums and violin cellos. Jo Roessler takes us step-by-step through a complete machine process, including the use of the Multirouter machine. Jeff Dreisbach shows us...
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