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Woodworkers' Essential Facts, Formulas and Short-Cuts

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by Ken Horner

Our own Joe Samalin picked up Woodworkers’ Essential Facts, Formulas, and Shortcuts and based on his rave review, we’re stocking it. Here are Joe’s thoughts on the book:

This is one of those need-to-see-it-to-believe-it books for me. Until I opened it up and saw how much is crammed into this resource while still remaining 110% accessible and easy to use, I was skeptical. Organic chemist, computer consultant, and veteran woodworker Ken Horner has produced a great resource for brand-new woodworkers and old pros alike. As Chris Schwartz put it, “Few books are for everyone, but this one is." Especially for folks like me who have trouble with reading, math and science!

Woodworkers’ Essential Facts, Formulas, and Shortcuts is a collection of over 300 illustrations and 70 tables which help readers understand simply (with or without math) how to tackle all of the following:

  • 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
  • Miters, Bevels & Crown Molding
  • Furniture Dimensions
  • 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
  • Useful Tables

  • I have already copied 4 different pages from the book and have them up in my shop for quick reference, and imagine many of you will do the same.


    Pages: 312
    Binding: TP
    Publisher: Fox Chapel

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