Woodworkers' Essential
Facts, Formulas & Short-Cuts
by Ken Horner

Softcover
205 x 255mm
311pp

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing, PA, USA

R.R.P.$34.90

ISBN 978-1-892836-15-1

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Extract from back cover of book:

How big is it? What's the miter angle? Will it fit? How do l lay it out? Nearly every woodworking operation requires a fact, a calculation, or a reasonably close estimate. Woodworkers' Essential shows the savvy craftsman how to solve workshop problems by using math, or by following a simple rule of thumb. With this fact-packed handbook on the bench, woodworkers can enjoy workshop success even if they are not comfortable making calculations.

Among the many solutions to tricky problems, you will find:
- 321 careful illustrations
- Dozens of useful tables
- Clear writing
- No-math Rules of Thumb
- Step-by-step examples

Addressing key woodshop problems and solutions, this volume is an indispensable reference for woodworkers of all skill levels.

...very useful and comprehensive but this one is."
- Asa Christiana - Fine Woodworking

"Few books are for everyone, shop reference."
- Christopher Schwarz - Popular Woodworking

Drawings: black and white

Contents

Dedication
Foreword
Acknowledgements

Drawing Plans from Pictures

Enlargement & Reduction

Drawing to Scale

Proportions & the Golden Ratio

Drawing Plans & Projections

Converting Numbers

Joining Lines, Curves & Planes

Size & Measurement

Circles

Ellipses & Ovals

Arcs & Arches

3-4-5 Equals 90 Degrees

Measuring Wood

Room Perimeter & Area

Slats & Spaces

Story Poles

Stairs

Shelf Loads

Bending Wood without Heat

Motors & 3-Phase Electricity

Electricity & 120 vs 240 volts

Horsepower - Real & Imagined

Pulleys & Speed

RPM & Speed

Taps & Threads

Dust Collection Systems

Clamps, Pressure & Joints

All About Glues

Miters, Bevels & Crown Molding

Standard Furniture Dimensions

Appendix of Useful Data
Index