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Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0918804051, Hardcover)
In this essential reference for woodworkers, R. Bruce Hoadley explains everything from how trees grow to how best to cut, season, machine, join, bend, and finish wood. Why do miters open and glue joints loosen? How do you get a really sharp edge? Examples of problems and solutions help woodworkers puzzle through their own projects, while full-color photos and helpful tables illustrate key points.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:05 -0400)
"Understanding Wood is updated to include new information on composite materials, adhesives, and finishes developed in the past 20 years. R. Bruce Hoadley explores the nature of wood and its properties, the basics of wood technology, and the woodworker's raw materials. You'll learn the best ways to cut, season, machine, join, bend, fasten, and finish wood, and explore the crucial interaction of wood and moisture. You'll also find the latest on wood products and where to buy them."--BOOK JACKET.
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