From Library Journal
The first volume in Taunton's three-part "Complete Illustrated Guides" series, this title is intended as a bench-top reference guide showing the many ways of shaping wood (cutting, edge treatments, decorative techniques, turning, and carving). Techniques of all types and complexity are covered, usually including several means to accomplish each task, such as using hand or power tools. Profusely illustrated with drawings and photos, this book offers something for every woodworker. This title, along with the other two in the series (The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction, Taunton, 2001, and The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery, Taunton, 2002), will be a welcome addition to any woodworking collection.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee.
Jeff Jewitt is a professional finisher and refinisher in Cleveland, Ohio and a contributing editor to "Fine Woodworking,"
Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder and owner of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks which manufactures high quality handtools. He lives in Warren, Maine.
Andy Rae, from Asheville, North Carolina, is a professional woodworker who writes frequently for woodworking magazines and teaches woodworking.
Gary Rogowski, a contributing to "Fine Woodworking," operates his own school, the Northwest Furniture Studio, in Portland Oregon.