This book, and the six detailed project plans it contains, will help you learn the basics of working wood using only non-powered hand tools. To prime you for the projects, Tom Fidgen offers advice on the essential tools, as well as how to select and prepare the wood you'll need. He devotes a chapter to various workbench jigs to save time and effort.
Projects include a cabinetmaker's tool chest, a dovetailed wall cabinet, a side table, a bookcase with doors, a post and panel cabinet, and a sideboard. The accompanying DVD includes additional information on various hand-tool techniques.
Hardcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 160 pages, 2009.