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Wood Mosaic Projects

Discover a fresh, new woodcraft! Cut and piece together wooden quilt blocks to make 5 elaborate yet accessible wall hangings inspired by traditional quilt designs made with wood. Covering all the basics beginners need to know, Wood Quilt Blocks is an exciting and inventive source of inspiration!

Beginner's Guide to CNC Machining in Wood

An accessible, beginner-friendly resource to understand general CNC (Computer Numerical Control) principles and techniques for anyone interested in CNC woodworking and the future of these technologies. From the fundamentals of CNC to its machinery, software, tools, materials, and 2-1/2 D carving, this complete guide will teach you everything you need to know about your CNC router in a way that’s ...

Scroll Saw Designs

Try your hand at contemporary fretwork scroll saw projects! Featuring how-to tips, a complete step-by-step tutorial, and 20 full-sized scroll saw patterns, this exciting project guide offers a modern twist to a traditional artform. Learn everything you need to know to accomplish intricate trivets, coasters, and wall plaques filled with peace signs, butterflies, flowers, mandalas, and other fresh ...

Complete Table Saw Book, Revised Edition

This complete guide features essential and up-to-date information needed to set up and tune your table saw and expand your table saw skill set. Featuring all the most critical table saw techniques, from selecting and truing blades to mastering basic to advanced cuts and more, this revised edition also includes updated and exclusive information on new SawStop technology, as well as other safety ...

Understanding Wood Finishing, New Revised Edition

Nicknamed the “Bible” of wood finishing, Understanding Wood Finishing is a best-selling, easy-to-understand resource that teaches readers everything they need to know, from preparing and staining wood to different types of wood finishes, coloring techniques, filling pores, removing finishes, and more. This newly updated edition features current information on safe and effective solvents and ...

Pyrography Special Edition

Filled with 25 step-by-step woodburning projects for artists of any skill level, Pyrography is sure to inspire! Also included are technique lessons, practice exercises for beginners, full-size pyrography patterns, astonishing artist profiles, product reviews, safety and cleaning tips, and so much more. From burning a dynamic steam engine train and personalized pet photos to making a dream ...

Learn to Carve Gnomes, Trolls, and Mythical Creatures

A woodcarving book devoted solely to magical little creatures! Learn to Carve Gnomes, Trolls, and Mythical Creatures boasts a menagerie of 15 step-by-step woodcarving projects, from a mushroom house, unicorn, and gnome to a wizard, dragon, elf, and more. Beginners and pros alike will get a kick out of these charming designs, all featuring charismatic personality.

Making Toys, Revised Edition

Making Toys is a complete guide to making wooden toys and trucks. Learn from skilled woodworkers Sam Martin and Roger Schroeder as they walk you through a featured Peterbilt truck tractor project with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photography. Once completed, detailed woodworking plans for other vintage cars – including a Ford Model A pickup, a 1932 Buick sedan, a flatbed trailer, ...

Whittling Flat-Plane Animals

The approachable method of flat-plane carving is perfect for beginners and experienced carvers alike! Featuring 15 step-by-step projects of wood animals – from hares and rams to bears and reindeer – learn classic, Scandinavian flat-plane techniques, further your skills, and discover a new favorite carving method!

12 Spoons, 2 Bowls, and a Knife

Turn a block of wood into a functional heirloom-to-be! A compilation of woodcarving projects from various artists, 12 Spoons, 2 Bowls, and a Knife features 15 step-by-step, beginner-friendly projects ranging from a simple love spoon to a rustic bread bowl. Showcasing the beautiful work from an array of talented wood artists, craftsmen, and Woodcarving Illustrated contributors, this guide to ...

Quick-Start Woodburning Guide

This easy-to-read, small-format guide is the ultimate starting point to introduce yourself to the hobby of woodburning! Perfect for any beginner, jump right into learning about what pyrography is, safety, types of equipment, pens, burning techniques, and other foundational topics. Get a complete overview, and with the suggested lists for further reading and project books, get started!

Beginner's Guide to Painting on Wood

A complete guide on how to use various types of paint to complete your woodcarving projects! Featuring detailed step-by-step painting instructions for using acrylics, oil paints, latex paints, and thinned acrylics for four seasonal plaques, also included is coordinating photography, complete tools and materials lists, wood carving patterns, and expert tips throughout.

Woodburning Projects and Patterns for Beginners

The ultimate beginner-friendly guide to pyrography, this book is the best place to start! Featuring a complete overview and introduction to woodburning, you’ll understand the tools, supplies, and safety precautions involved in this unique art. Learn basic techniques to then complete step-by-step projects – patterns included – for frames, boxes, ornaments, and coasters, as well as how to avoid ...

Woodcarving a Christmas Chess Set

It’s the most wonderful game of chess ever! Perfect for both beginner and advanced woodcarvers, this guide includes simple caricature carving techniques and step-by-step instructions for each piece. With 6 full-size patterns, you’ll carve reindeer knights, Mrs. Claus as Queen, Santa Claus as King, and more! Also included are instructions for finishing and painting your carvings.

Woodcarving a Halloween Chess Set

Carve one incredibly creepy masterpiece project! Perfect for both beginner and advanced woodcarvers, this guide includes simple caricature carving techniques and step-by-step instructions for each Halloween-themed chess piece. With 6 full-size patterns, you’ll carve werewolf knights, a witch as Queen, Dracula as King, and many more! Also included are instructions for finishing and painting your ...