With new color drawings and design, the 3rd edition of this guide to working with measuring tools teaches how to make calculations and cuts that come out right, saving woodworkers hours of frustration. From beginners and experienced woodworkers to club members, this information is always beneficial, whether learned at the beginning of the hobby, or…


No one can deny the power and attraction of water features. And it’s never been easier for gardeners to add the sparkle and serenity of water to their own landscapes. Garden centers and flower shows throughout North America provide both the tools and the inspiration; this book will give readers the know-how. Projects range from…


Unlocking the Secrets of the Puzzle Box Have you ever thought inside the box? These bandsawn boxes could be the most intriguing and fun projects you’ve ever made. Author Jeff Vollmer describes his boxes as key-and-slide–cut a dovetail key, cut a slider piece, cut another key, cut another slider. That’s the puzzle or “combination” you…


Learn how to make two types of Japanese knives: a tanto (dagger) and a hocho (chef’s knife) following traditional techniques. With step-by-step images and clear instructions, this how-to guide covers acquiring iron ore, building and using a bloomery furnace, forging the blades, fitting the blades with handles, and sharpening the blades with water stones. The…


From the popular carpenter on TLC’s Trading Spaces comes an entertaining an practical guide to home repair and improvement, offering how-to guidelines, detailed instructions, and practical tips on a variety of projects ranging from flooring and painting to lighting, walls, and contracting. Original. 100,000 first printing.


Down through the ages, woodworkers have crafted boxes for many reasons. Of course, the predominant reason is that of storage for anything from documents and photos to collectibles, tools, and jewelry. The 14 projects featured here offer variety and months of workshop enjoyment. Make a box for showing off precious pieces of figured wood or…