Getting the Most from Your Wood-buying Bucks: Find, Cut, and Dry Your Own Lumber

Getting the Most from Your Wood-buying Bucks: Find, Cut, and Dry Your Own Lumber

Paperback American Woodworker (Paperback)

Edited by Tom Casper

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 226mm x 13mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 22 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 156523460X
  • ISBN 13: 9781565234604
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, 39 diagrams & 15 tables, 383 photographs
  • Sales rank: 655,016

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This is a skill-expanding and money-saving book that every woodworker needs. For the woodworker who wants to purchase wood wisely and save money by finding, cutting, and drying it on their own, this guide from the experts at American Woodworker is a must. Along with learning the most economical way to buy and process lumber, discover how to interpret rough lumber, work with defects and use boards that are not perfect, as well as other useful skills. With expert advice, detailed drawings and step-by-step photographs, this is a skill-expanding and money-saving book that every woodworker needs.

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American Woodworker magazine is the premier magazine for woodworkers. Technical and accessible, the magazine has been in business for decades withmore than 140 issues in their backlist. Randy Johnson is the Editor.

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With these simple tips for successfully milling rough lumber, you can turn inexpensive wood into the raw material you need to build beautiful wood projects. (Milling Rough Lumber chapter excerpted)

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The Essential Wood Guide For Every Home Workshop For the woodworker who wants to purchase wood wisely and save money by finding, cutting, and drying it on their own, this guide from the experts at American Woodworker is a must. Along with learning the most economical way to buy and process lumber, there are a number of how-to's in this book, including: -Interpreting rough lumber -Working with defects -Deciding which grade is most economical for the project -Re-sawing thick wood -Storing lumber -Using boards that are not perfect With expert advice, detailed drawings, and step-by-step photographs, this is a skill-expanding and money-saving book that every woodworker needs.