Woodworking Basics

Beginners Guide and Woodworking Projects
Narrated by: Matthew Broadhead
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever wanted to get into woodworking but didn't know where to start or know what size shop you will need? Maybe you like the idea of woodworking as a way to turn a profit, occupy down time, or just to learn a new skill. Or perhaps you found a field that you are interested but you don't know what tools you need to buy?

Well, you've come to the right place! There are a lot of websites, DIY instructions, and blogs out there that will show you the easy way or 'hack' of how to build furniture, but a true woodworker takes skill, knowledge, and practice to create works of art that will last generations.

©2017 J.J. Sandor (P)2017 J.J. Sandor

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very handy

This has to be one of the most comprehensive books on wood joinery. As a novice woodworker, the information found in this audio-book is invaluable. Even for the more experienced, I feel that there's plenty to learn here as well. As much info as you can find online about joinery, it's really nice to have a book that covers it all

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simple guide

A great audio-book for new and old woodworkers. Very good , explaination of each joint, and the proper name for each joint.. I keep it in the shop bookcase, and refer to it frequently when the need to do a joint that is not commonly used, although the audio-book covers just about every joint very well.

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overall great book

Well explained, well photographed. I'm a beginning woodworker and didn't have anything but the most basic knowledge (i.e. "That's made of wood alright") when I picked up this book. The first few pages were efficient at teaching me how woods are different and explained why wood does what it does. The following chapters led me to a basic understanding of woodworking tools and what they do, how they work etc. Then there were the practical projects in the latter half of the book. I don't have all the tools required to do most of them (including a plainer, or that special saw they use to cut the dovetail joints) but hopefully I'll be able to get them soon to complete the projects the book suggests.

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five stars

good coverage on this book helped me alot as a wood working beginner.. Practice with this and you'll make some money. Great Book

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valuable resources

This is a fantastic resource for the amateur and professional alike. The content is thorough and covers many aspects of woodwork. Each topic is clearly explained and well supported by photographs and hand illustrations.

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most beautiful

Very nice overview, could use more detail for those looking for specific joinery instructions, but beautiful and comprehensive

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great book for beginners

It is beautifully done. The pictures are beautiful, covers a lot of topics. I think there is enough for everyone but it is pretty basics, it is not a project book. For a beginner this would be marvelous; for an experience woodworker this is very nice to look at but you might not gain a bit of knowledge. It will take a while to take a closer look. But I do enjoy looking at all the illustrations and pictures.

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very happy

Perfect little companion for the shop, plenty of news, spiral bound will lay flat on the bench or stand up to view, haven't gone thru the whole book yet, but what I've seen and listened very pleased.

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nice book

This is a good book- plenty of ideas, and simple instructions on how to realize them. first book should be a good joint/assembly book, but thios could be an excellent 2nd book for the begining woodworker

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fabulous book

This book is phenomenal, great advice for every level of woodworker. Best wood book I have ever bought.

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  • 03-01-20

An awesome guide!

Very good set of books. I am really glad I got it. General overview of woodworking. I'm a beginner and this book was great for getting a better grasp of woodworking.

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  • Ava
  • 03-01-20

This is really helpful!

This bundle book provides a great overview of everything you need to know about woodworking. It touches on everything from wood anatomy to the large amount of hand /power tools. It you're looking to get into woodworking this book will help.

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  • Sophia
  • 03-01-20

Good!

Bought this as a gift for my husband. He was already good at woodworking but knew he could learn more so he asked for a book on the topic for Christmas. He loves this book and frequently tells me of new tips he has learn or of improved information on skills he has used. So glad he likes it!

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  • Olivia
  • 03-01-20

Great

This was a gift for someone who enjoys wood working. I have found it fascinating & informative myself. The recipient loves it and feels it is an invaluable resource and reference. Really well written book with great photos and illustration. Easy to understand! Well done!

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  • Jayden
  • 03-01-20

A good reference.

This is a very good reference to have in the shop. It starts with the whole tree and the methods of breaking trees into usuable materials. There are discussions of the different methods of sawing timber to how veneer is sliced. There is a section on man made lumber plywood, particle board, paneling etc. Most of the tools used to create finished wood products are discussed in detail and finally a nice section on carving.

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  • Elijah
  • 03-01-20

Cant recommend this enough.

This set of audio Book covers the basics of most every aspect of woodworking. Its not a manual for the advanced woodworker, but a great reference for the DIYr/novice. Never used a particular tool before? This book gives you enough information to use said tool with some confidence.

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  • Alexander
  • 03-01-20

A very good resource.

This book goes into almost every possible minutia of many of the common and uncommon aspects of woodworking. Including but not limited to Joints, Tools, and types of wood. Its sort of an "everything you ever wanted to know about woodworking but was afraid to ask" sort of book. Its really a good resource for the beginner

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  • Joseph
  • 03-01-20

Woodworking explained again!

I loved the information in this book. Nothing wrong with it, no complaints. No plans either, but it's an audiobook. Duh!

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  • Adam
  • 03-01-20

very helpful thank you

very helpful and well narrated a joy to listen to, also a lot of helpful information

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  • Tyler
  • 03-01-20

Lots of practical information

I like the woodworking tips and the tricks that you get from these three books in one book.