The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood (Hardcover)

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood By Lonnie Bird, Lonnie Bird Inc Cover Image

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood (Hardcover)


Introducing a new woodworking series in the tradition of Tage Frid...a series filled with essential information required by woodworkers today. For the first time ever, all the techniques and processes necessary to craft beautiful things from wood have been compiled into three comprehensive volumes: The Complete Illustrated Guides. Highly visual and written by woodworking's finest craftsmen, these three titles -- Furniture & Cabinet Construction, Shaping Wood, and Joinery -- will establish a new standard for shop reference books.

Shape is critical to the ultimate success or failure of a piece of furniture. Knowing this, custom-furniture maker Lonnie Bird has taken the complex subject of shaping and in this book made it accessible to every woodworker. He guides the reader toward first visualizing, then drawing a shape, and then choosing the appropriate tool for creating it. Shaping techniques of all kinds are covered here -- from the simplest ones to more complex bending and carving.

Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, was a contributing editor to American Woodworker. He taught woodworking at the university level and now operates his own school in Dandridge, Tennessee.

Product Details ISBN: 9781561584000
ISBN-10: 1561584002
Publisher: Taunton Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2001
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Complete Illustrated Guides (Taunton)