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The Essential Wood Book
by Tim Snyder

The Essential Wood Book
by Tim Snyder

The Essential Wood Book is about making the basics of using and choosing wood easier to understand. While some wood books can be overly scientific or bury you with an overflowing amount of exotic and hard-to-find woods you'll never use, this handy, accessible resource is perfect for anyone seeking information about the most essential woods needed to complete their next woodworking project. In addition to covering the top native American and exotic woods from Ash to Zebrawood, The Essential Wood Book also offers expert know-how for working with wood, rough lumber and plywood, understanding wood movement and other characteristics, finding unique wood sources, and storing and drying lumber. With lots of photos and useful information you can wrap your brain around, The Essential Wood Book is the ideal resource for woodworkers, carpenters, crafters, or DIY enthusiasts seeking the essential knowledge needed to work with wood.

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5420 The Essential Wood Book $25.99

FWW on Wood and How to Dry It
by Fine Woodworking Magazine

FWW on Wood and How to Dry It

Learning about the nature of wood

The more you know about the nature of the wood you use, the better your own work will be. These 41 articles from Fine Woodworking's classic era tell you what you need to know about the raw material of your craft.

Learn how to buy, dry, store and mill lumber. You’ll read about which species are good for which jobs, and how to design joints that accommodate wood’s seasonal swelling and shrinking.

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1893 FWW On Wood and How To Dry It $8.99

Identifying Wood
by R.Bruce Hoadley

Identifying Wood Book

How to Accurately Identify Over 180 Types of Hardwoods and Softwoods with Simple Tools

With just the naked eye and a hand lens or elementary microscopy, you will be able to identify over 180 domestic and tropical hardwoods and softwoods by following the straightforward techniques in this book.

Bruce Hoadley, a professor of wood science and technology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides:

  • An overview of the wood identification process
  • A look at the basic anatomy of woody plants
  • Hundreds of easy-to-use charts and crystal-clear photographs and microphotographs
  • Sources of information and materials
  • A glossary of all technical terms used in the book
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1897 Identifying Wood Book $29.99

Selecting and Drying Wood
by Editors of Fine Woodworking (Author)

Selecting and Drying Wood Book

Things have to be right about your lumber before it can be used. Choosing the wrong wood for a project or not ensuring its ready to be worked can cost you. These articles, from Fine Woodworking, will take the mystery out of selecting wood. Included is information on drying your own, alternative sources, protecting wood from the elements, and more.

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1908 item Selecting and Drying Wood Book $16.99

Understanding Wood (Hard Cover)
R.Bruce Hoadley

Understanding Wood (Hard Cover)

In this essential reference for woodworkers, R. Bruce Hoadley explains everything from how trees grow to how best to cut, season, machine, join, bend, and finish wood. Why do miters open and glue joints loosen? How do you get a really sharp edge? Examples of problems and solutions help woodworkers puzzle through their own projects, while 325 full-color photos and helpful tables illustrate key points. Updated information on composite materials, adhesives, and finishes included.

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1953 Understanding Wood (Hard Cover) $29.99

Wood Identification & Use
by Terry Porter

Wood Identification & Use

Terry Porter’s unique and visually dazzling handbook has always been indispensable—and this new edition adds 17 species of lumber not included before, bringing the list up to a grand total of 400! Plus, there’s a new section displaying a variety of decorative figuring, information on wood defects and potential health hazards, and an enlarged glossary. Wonderful full-color pictures give close-up views of the various wood grains, while the main section showcases more than 200 woods used in cabinetmaking, joinery, carpentry, turning, carving, and a host of specialist applications, and another 200 receive shorter listings. Every featured wood is illustrated and described in detail, with invaluable facts on its working properties, seasoning requirements, durability, and typical uses. Size: 10.9" x 8.5" x 1"

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2100 Wood Identification & Use $26.95

Celebrating Birch
by North House Folk School

Celebrating Birch

The Lore, Art and Craft of an Ancient Tree

If you're a woodworker, crafter, or artist who works with wood, this stunning new book from the North House Folk School, will fascinate, inform, and inspire you. In celebrating its 10th anniversary, the well-known woodworking and craft school in northern MN decided to salute the birch - also known as the "Mother Tree" because it's been vital to the survival of northern civilizations for centuries.

So, in addition to 20 beautiful and practical projects you can create - such as a turned wooden bowl, a carved box, and woven basket, to name a few - you will discover the rich history, the fascinating cultural myths, and the significant ecological status of this beautiful and legendary tree. In fact, after reading Celebrating Birch, you'll discover that the birch is more than just a tree or a raw material; it's a link to the past that enriches the life, heart, and mind of anyone who works with it.

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3507 Celebrating Birch $23.99

Woodworker's Guide to Wood (Back to Basics)

Woodworker's Guide to Wood (Back to Basics)

Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker

The practical information in this shop-tested manual gives woodworkers everything they need to know about their favorite material: wood. Woodworkers will learn how wood behaves in response to atmospheric humidity, how to measure its moisture content, how to shop for wood, how to manage various lumber grades and defects, how to work with manufactured boards and veneers, and how to harvest and season their own wood. Several woodworking projects are also detailed in this guide, including how to build a solar kiln to season wood and how to build storage racks. An extensive listing of wood species with working properties and full-color photos helps woodworkers save money on their next project by choosing the appropriate species and grade of wood.

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9803 Woodworker's Guide to Wood (Back to Basics) $18.99

How to Season and Dry Your Own Wood
by Alan Holtham

How to Season and Dry Your Own Wood

Wood may grow on trees, but it’s still expensive, especially for fine woodworkers in the market for high-quality lumber. Here’s the answer: an expert’s handbook on finding, processing, seasoning, and drying your own wood. Designed with the independent craftsperson in mind, it focuses on working with small loads—an approach neglected in most other books on this subject. There are tips on sources, as well as on how to select and prepare the wood to bring out the most desired grain patterns. A truly unique resource.

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22145 How to Season and Dry Your Own Wood $22.95

Harvest Your Own Lumber
by John English

Harvest Your Own Lumber

How to Fell, Saw, Dry and Mill Wood

In today’s artisan, hands-on, and environmentally conscience landscape, there are many reasons to mill your own lumber: a craftsman, artist, or builder can gain access to a new species and unique cuts of wood; there’s the Yankee in all of us that hates to see a healthy log simply go off to the landfill when it can offer new flooring or a piece of furniture; and, finally, there’s symmetry in building something for a grandchild from the branch that held his daddy’s tire-swing. And, let’s not forget that wood is expensive; on top of all the other great reasons, harvesting your own timber will save you a few bucks

A concise guide for the small shop or enthusiastic hobbyist, Harvest Your Own Lumber covers all of the important steps in the conversion of wood. John English takes the reader through selecting the raw material to the final drying of the harvested timber. All of the steps in between are explained in clear text accompanied with photographs and charts that make the process of milling your own lumber a guaranteed success.

The process of milling your own lumber is much more than just felling the tree and sawing it into useable boards. The first consideration is, of course, what type of tree will lend itself to producing good, useable timber. Once that decision has been made the sawyer must determine how to safely fell the tree and then how to convert the log into useable lumber. The author explains and illustrates the various choices available from what types of grain pattern to expect to the many defects to be aware of. Also included is an extensive chapter on chainsaws, safety, and felling.

One of the most important aspects of timber harvesting is knowing how to “saw to grade”. That is, how to get the best yield with the desired grain, from a specific log. Harvest Your Own Lumber provides the detail and instructions for sawing to grade as well as useful information on humidity and wood, kiln and air drying, various types of kilns and milling rough boards to get them flat and straight. This is a valuable handbook for any woodworker, builder, carpenter, or craftsman that relies on good quality wood.

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5441 Harvest Your Own Lumber $16.99

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