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  • Woodworking Basics: 2 Books in 1

  • How to Choose the Right Wood for Your Project & How to Setup a Small Workshop
  • By: Paul Berger
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Home & Garden, House & Home

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Summary

Are you interested to set up a workshop at home, but not sure where to begin? If you are new to this industry and want to become a woodworking pro, this audiobook is for you! 

This book includes two manuscripts:

  • Book one - How to Choose the Right Wood for Your Project
  • Book two - How to Setup a Small Workshop  

Book one is a complete guide to everything a woodworker needs to know about working with wood. Book two is a complete beginner’s guide on how to set up a small woodworking shop at home.

In this audiobook, you will learn: 

  • Comprehending wood basics 
  • What the difference is between softwood and hardwood 
  • How to cut lumbers from logs 
  • How to choose the best wood 
  • How to identify wood 
  • How to examine a wood sample 
  • How to order lumber by the board foot 
  • How to calculate a cutting list for any project 
  • Understanding hardwood and softwood grades 
  • How to prepare the lumber 
  • How to conceal plywood edges 
  • Understanding hardboard types 
  • How to dry and store wood 
  • How to estimate wood movement 
  • How to store wood 
  • How to build a pipe storage rack 
  • How to build a vertical plywood rack 
  • How to store dowels in the ceiling 
  • How to prepare your shop against fire 
  • How to prepare for electrical safety 
  • Must have personal safety gear 
  • Must have first aid tools 
  • Planning for basic shop layout 
  • How to plan electrical power layout 
  • How to plan appropriate lighting in your shop 
  • How to prepare the floors, walls, and ceilings 
  • How to prepare the heating and ventilation 
  • How to prepare your workbench 
  • How to prepare vises and accessories 
  • How to prepare bench dogs and hold downs 
  • How to store wood 
  • How to store tools 

Additionally, you'll also find:

  • Must-have woodworking tools 
  • Basic safety tips 
  • Must-have supplementary shop accessories 
  • Air compressor tips 
  • Portable generator tips 
  • Bench grinder tips 
  • Dust collection tips 
  • Portable dust collection tips 
  • Worktable tips 
  • Sawhorses tips 
  • Work support tips 
  • Extension table tips
  • And more...

Click "buy now" to get started today!

©2020 Paul Berger (P)2020 Paul Berger

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  • Kirsty Calderon
  • 05-01-21

Just Awesome!

I've listened to just a few chapters in and already learning a lot about how badly I've messed up other projects I've done before. So much good basic information. Must have for anyone looking to start woodworking.

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  • Celia Delacruz
  • 05-01-21

expert guide

Great book with many ideas for making simple wooden toys. Easy to follow directions. Great for novice woodworkers as well as expert woodworkers.

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  • Habiba Thomas
  • 05-01-21

simple

it would be helpful to have recommendations for type of wood to use on some of the projects. Overall, I do recommend this book for the weekend woodworkers.

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  • Buddy Tanner
  • 05-01-21

long projects

Excellent book for beginners to more advanced builders with a variety of projects to build. Many simple projects to help beginning wood-worker to add to skills while working toward making larger projects

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  • Kasim Swan
  • 05-01-21

great

Loved this book wish it had more in it but overall it is highly recommended. The detail for beginning carpenters is great

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  • Shanaya North
  • 05-01-21

loved

I just love th e book, can't wait for some spare time to get into the shed and make some stuff for the grandkids..

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  • Alena Major
  • 05-01-21

largest collection

This is probably the largest collection of detailed plans I've ever seen in one location. I'm sure I'll never make more than few of the projects in this book but sometimes it's just nice to go into the shop and tinker with some of the scraps and I think that's where this book comes in handy for me.

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  • Lexie Kirkpatrick
  • 05-01-21

interesting book

All you'll ever need to know about the art and the science of wood joinery thoroughly detailing purposes and applications, strengths and weaknesses, with great illustrations. Includes brief yet concise descriptions, citing both power and hand tool techniques, and leaves the choices to the woodworker.

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  • Lex Holt
  • 05-01-21

good beginners book

Really good reference book for joint making, its good to have on hand if you need help trying out new techniques and it easy to understands and has great informations to help you understand.

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  • Sabah Hardy
  • 05-01-21

very happy

Perfect little companion for the shop, plenty of news, spiral bound will lay flat on the bench or stand up to view, haven't gone thru the whole book yet, but what I've seen and listened very pleased.