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DIY Books Every Handy Person Should Have

There is a reason why you can’t find DIY books on installing boilers, but we’ve handpicked 5 good DIY books for beginners for some Christmas ideas for you all.


Beginner's Guide to DIY & Home Repair: Essential DIY Techniques for the First Timer (Creative Homeowner) Practical Handbook for Complete Beginners with Expert Advice & Easy Instructions for Novices

Jo Behari is an entrepreneur, DIY expert and TV presenter. She is also the founder of Home Jane, the UK's first all-female home improvement and property maintenance company. Jo's company has won numerous awards and now employs more than fifty qualified tradeswomen. She was a presenter on the British public-service television series Make, Do and Mend, and is currently the DIY expert columnist for House Beautiful magazine. Alison Winfield-Chislett is the founder of The Goodlife Centre, an independent teaching workshop in London that provides courses in DIY, home maintenance, decorating, upholstery, woodwork and carpentry, furniture upcycling and restoration, and various traditional hand crafts. With a degree in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art, Alison worked as a staff designer for Tiffany and was a senior designer for Asprey, the iconic British luxury jeweler.


Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop - DIY Books

A book cover called Good Clean Fun by Nick Offerman
Good Clean Fun - Nick Offerman

Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day's work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff--kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, moustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes.

Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves.

In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what's more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering colour photos (Nick calls it wood porn). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery.

Whether you've been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you've ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman's brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you'll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.

The Tool Book: A Tool-Lover's Guide to Over 200 Hand Tools

If you love your tools, want to understand them, look after them, own the very best, and use them effectively, then this is the book for you. A complete visual guide featuring more than 800 images, and a foreword from Nick Offerman, The Tool Book pays homage to generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how. It looks at tools from every angle, so you can understand the structure and make-up of your trusted tool, and includes illustrations of tools in action. Gallery pages display different types of hammer, spade, or chisel, and there's expert advice on what to look for when choosing a tool. Clear step-by-step photography walks you through how to use your tools like a pro, while easy-to-use charts provide tips on how best to care for them. The Tool Book explores, in loving detail, why each tool is the right tool for the job, and why it deserves pride of place in your tool shed, workshop, or studio.


Woodwork: The Complete Step-by-step Manual

Complete and easy directions for key skills, from simple joinery techniques to more involved woodworking projects, with clear helpful photographs. New carpenters will learn about the essential tools needed, the principles of basic design, and practice crucial techniques, such as wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration. Experienced crafters will enjoy enhancing their skills and learning something new. We'll make sure you choose the right wood for the job, find more than 100 hard and softwoods, and their properties in our handy directory. Put your skills into practice with 28 DIY woodworking projects. This carpentry book will show you how to create home accessories, furnishings, outdoor projects, workshop projects, and more. This reference book provides all the information you need to become a master carpenter and have a houseful of fine furnishings to show for the effort! Everything You Need to Know About Woodworking Woodwork is a complete illustrated carpentry course with comprehensive and extensive photos to show you how to become a craftsman. You'll have all the information you need to start your projects right away with simple step-by-step instructions. It also makes a fantastic gift for hobby carpenters. Inside, you'll discover: - Tools: Understand how to use hand, power, and machine tools, and choose the right wood for every job. - Techniques: Follow clear, step-by-step instructions to master all key woodworking techniques. - Projects: Put your skills into practice to create well-crafted and practical objects, from a wine rack to a chest of drawers.

Woodworking Project Book: Project Planner, Diary, Journal, Log Book, Notebook, Chart, Tracker, Record Book For Woodworking Plan or Project


Project Book To Keep Track Of Your Woodworking Project!

Are you looking for a great Woodworking Project Book to keep track of your Camera Details? Then this Woodworking Project Book is perfect for you or someone you want to gift!

Features:

  1. Cover Finish: Beautiful Matte Cover.

  2. Dimensions: (6" x 9") Inches

  3. Interior: White Paper

  4. Pages: 120

This Woodworking Project Book is Best For:

  1. Carpenter

  2. Woodworker

  3. Woodworking Lovers


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