Woodworking Basics

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Woodworking Basics

Author: Peter Korn

Number of pages: 208

Publication year: 2003

Woodworking Basics presents an approach to learning woodworking that has proven successful for hundreds of people who have taken the author's introductory course over the past 20 years. Peter Korn's method helps new woodworkers learn the right techniques from the beginning. More experienced woodworkers can use it to master the classic furniture-making skills key to fine craftsmanship. Korn includes two attractive and useful projects -- a small bench and a side table with a door and drawer -- providing you the opportunity to practice skills and develop confidence with tools. This book provides a step-by-step introduction to all aspects of woodworking, including: Safe use of woodworking machinery Correct use of hand tools Milling a board four-square Cutting a mortise-and-tenon joint Cutting dovetails


About the author

Peter Korn is the Executive Director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, which offers hands-on courses for novice, intermediate, and advanced woodworkers. He is also the author of Working With Wood (The Taunton Press, 1993), on which this revised edition is based, and The Woodworker's Guide to Hand Tools (The Taunton Press, 1998). He has more than 30 years of experience as a professional woodworker, and his award-winning furniture has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums.