Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology

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Taunton Press, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 280 pages
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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.

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Wood is a complex, dynamic material that can only be used successfully if the craftsperson understands it. It reacts to changes in humidity, and the various species have widely different working and ... Read full review

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R. Bruce Hoadley is professor of wood science and technology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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