by Tom Begnal
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A comprehensive workshop reference, this book covers a vast array of information helpful to woodworkers, hobbyists and homeowners. It includes an overview of woodworking-related math and geometry, joinery, standard furniture dimensions, and physical properties (shrinkage rates, hardness, grading standards, etc.) of a wide variety of woods and composite materials.
There are chapters on adhesives, safety, sharpening, fasteners and finishing, with charts and tables on sizes, standards and properties of various tools and supplies, such as drill speeds for a range of bit sizes, sharpening angles for all common edge tools, saw tooth patterns for various materials, shellac mixing ratios, and much more.
Spiral-bound hardcover, 5-1/2" x 7", 239 pages, 2006.