Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks (Best of AW)

Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks (Best of AW)

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 190.5 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 612.35g
  • East Petersberg, United States
  • English
  • 156523460X
  • 9781565234604
  • 1,214,862

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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.
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GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR WOOD-BUYING BUCKS, by the editors of American Woodworker magazine, shows woodworkers how to stretch their wallets when it comes to finding, cutting and drying their own lumber. With hundreds of tricks and tips for selecting and using material, even beginning craftsmen can build their dream projects without worrying about cost. Experts from American Woodworker share their ideas on how to find cheap wood, prepare it yourself and overcome some of the obstacles imperfect wood presents, such as knots and warping. Authors, including Dave Munkittrick, Tom Caspar and Tim Johnson, offer instructions on how to work with a portable sawmill, overcome defects, resaw imperfect boards and dry the lumber. A collection of articles from American Woodworker magazine that provides information about finding less expensive wood and how to mill and dry it yourself. There are sections on several different woods such as Butternut, Birdseye Maple, and Mahogany with specific characteristics and tips about each. The book also includes finishing tips and techniques. What a goldmine this book from American Woodworker magazine is! Your US$19.95 will save you hundreds, maybe even thousands if you are doing commercial woodworking. "Getting the Most" suggests that you can save a bundle just by buying lumber a grade or two below the best. A Wood Miser could save you thousands over the long haul and salvaging used wood has a high payoff as well. Bandsaw resawing is another way of saving $ and the authors cover this in great detail. There are great tips for milling rough lumber, stabilizing green wood and how to best dry your own wood. More good stuff shows you how to spot those 'special' wood species in the rough and how to best work with them. This is an excellent book for both the amateur and the professional woodworker, one you will refer to on a regular basis. Buy it and save money! 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) "What a goldmine this book from American Woodworker magazine is!" - Graham McCulloch, Editor of www.Shortcuts.ns.ca"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." - Mother Earth News
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About Tom Casper

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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