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Beginner's Guide to CNC Machining for Wood and Metal

An accessible, beginner-friendly resource to understand CNC (Computer Numerical Control) for anyone interested in CNC woodworking and the future of these technologies. From the fundamentals of CNC to its machinery, software, tools, and materials, this complete guide will teach you everything you need to know in a way that’s clear, approachable, and easy to comprehend. Also included are two ...

The 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 information on new SawStop technology and other safety products, tips, and ...

Wooden Whirligigs

With a basic skillset, some aspects of physics, and unique designs, woodworkers of all levels will love this hands-on project guide. Build 10 creative whirligigs that progress in difficulty, from simple propeller models to those with oscillating rods. With step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography and helpful tips throughout, each design is playful and full of movement that will ...

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.

Carving Animals in the Flat-Plane Style

The approachable method of flat-plane carving is perfect for beginners and experienced carvers alike! Featuring 16 step-by-step projects of wood animals – from hares and sheep 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 ...

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, ...

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!

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 ...

Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture, Revised & Expanded Second Edition

Providing complete shop drawings for 61 classic Stickley furniture pieces, master cabinetmaker Robert W. Lang measured original Craftsman antiques to create these detailed plans. With full perspective views, elevations, sections, details, and cutting lists for each Shaker furniture project, this new paperback collection showcases the heart of the Craftsman aesthetic.

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling in the Wild

Whittling in the Wild features more than 30 fun and exciting objects to make using a simple pocket knife, wood, and a handful of household items. With step-by-step instructions and coordinating high-quality photography, whittle and carve a boat, parachute, and so much more. 

Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes

Put your wood carving skills to practical use! This must-have book features 13 wood carving projects with step-by-step instructions and photography for creative and elegant walking sticks. Including projects for both intermediate and advanced wood carvers, painting and finishing instructions are provided, as well as helpful information on types of wood used, methods for joining a head to a ...

Carving & Painting Adorable Animals in Wood

An advanced pattern book featuring 12 woodcarving projects for a variety of animal shelf sitters. From pandas and foxes to raccoons and otters, each design includes a pattern template, hair tract guide, and color chart for painting guidance. Follow step-by-step instructions to complete a charming wolf project, then accomplish the remaining animals on your own! With helpful tips and notes ...