Woodworking School: A Project-by-project Course for the Creative Woodworker - Peter CollenetteLeicester: Windward, 1984, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams;
From the cover: “Communicating as much to the beginner as to the experienced cabinetmaker in search of fresh approaches, Woodworking School is a unique guide to the craft and skill of fine woodworking. With both sound, practical information on tools, materials and techniques, together with specially commissioned projects, Woodworking School provides every home craftsman with all the inspiration and skills needed to achieve excellent results.
An introductory section examines the role of craftsmanship and tradition, describes in full the principal types and qualities of wood, discusses design approaches and alternatives, and details how to set up a workshop. The core of the book is a comprehensive guide to the purpose and use of all types of woodworking tools — from the traditional hand tools to portable power tools and fixed machines — integrated with detailed projects that illustrate and exemplify a range of different techniques and skills. A final section outlines the ancillary skills and equipment the woodworker will need: gluing and fixing, finishing, fittings, and care and maintenance of tools.
The projects in this book have been designed and built in authentic workshop conditions. Step-by-step photographs, together with working drawings and plans, chart the progress of each piece from concept to finished article. Demonstrating how to make everything from a simple mirror frame to a dining table with an inlay top, these projects provide challenge and inspiration whatever your level of ability.”