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Woodworkers' Essential Facts Formulas & Short-Cuts

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The every day woodworker has to scratch his head over questions like How high is a dining table or a coffee table? How do you draw the ellipse for a butler's tray? What is the Golden Mean and how can a woodworker use it? Every workshop operation requires knowing some kind of measurement, formula, fact, or calculation. Workshop problems usually can be solved with mathematics, but as this illuminating book shows, there's often a no-math solution too. In most situations, the savvy craftsman can get the answers either with math or by applying common-sense rules of thumb. This handbook provides both approaches so readers can choose what works best in their particular situation. With this handbook on the bench, readers will enjoy success in the workshop whether or not they are comfortable with mathematics. There are hundreds of illustrations guide readers through the solutions to everyday workshop problems. Uncomplicated writing and a simplified approach to calculations lead readers step-by-step to the answers they need. Dozens of useful tables put essential reference information into this single, easy-to-follow methods. This practical handbook, packed full of facts, formulas and shortcuts, is essential for woodworkers of all skill levels.

Woodworkers' Essential Facts Formulas & Short-Cuts Information:

  • Drawing Plans From Pictures.
  • Enlargement and Reduction.
  • Drawing to Scale.
  • Proportions & the Golden Ratio.
  • Drawing Plans & Projections.
  • Converting Numbers.
  • Joining Lines, Curves, 7 Planes.
  • Size & Measurements.
  • Circles.
  • Eclipses & Ovals.
  • 3-4-5 Equals 90 Degrees.
  • Measuring Wood.
  • Room Perimeter & Area.
  • Stats & Spaces.
  • Sory Poles.
  • Stairs.
  • Shelf Loads.
  • Bending Wood Without Heat.
  • Motors & 3-Phase Electricity.
  • Electricity & 120 Volts vs 240 Volts.
  • Pulleys & Speed.
  • RPM Speed.
  • Taps & Threads.
  • Dust Collection.
  • Clamps, Pressure & Joints.
  • All About Glues.
  • Standard Furniture Dimensions.

Woodworkers' Essential Facts Formulas & Short-Cuts Specifications:

  • Softcover.
  • 310 Pages.
  • Author - Ken Horner.


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