About the Book
Once an experienced woodworker said to me, "There is no scrap wood, just pieces which have not met the right hand".
Back in the days when I was starting with Wood Craft, I was desperately looking for the go-to guide about the processes and the tools involved.
Woodworking is a vast subject with many branches or sub-genres of this craft like Cabinet Making, Wood Carving, Joinery, Carpentry, and Woodturning.
The online content was information-overloaded and not presented in a sequential manner. The books I referred to were either focused on a few processes or assumed that I had the necessary information. Also, I found that most of the books were a little aged.
There are two ways of learning; one is learning from subject matter experts who have years of experience, and then there are people who are just a few steps ahead of you in their journey.
I am the second one, five years into this hobby, and still learning from the experts.
I still remember the initial doubts I had and the tips which helped me.
This book is for people who are in their first lap (0-3 years) of the wood-crafting journey and want to have a holistic idea of processes and tools and need help in their initial projects.
I have included ample photographs of realistic projects of beginners explaining the process and standard operating procedure while starting.
In the last chapter, Appendix: I have provided a glossary of woodworking terms, and a list of online resources available for free patterns, tips, and techniques.
Below is the flow of the information provided in the book:
- Introduction: The history and details of various branches of woodworking
- All about the wood: How to choose them; Hardwood, Softwood, Plywood, MDF all explained
- Woodworking tools: Hand and Power tools explained with best practices
- Processes and Techniques: The complete workflow of the woodworking process along with a detailed explanation of the usage of each tool
- Safety and Best Practices: This topic is highlighted throughout the book, and best practices with regard to hand and power tools explained in detail
- Gluing and Finishing
- 10 starter projects with step-by-step instructions
- Glossary of woodworking tools, souces for downloading the free plan
- Also, you can download my additional bonus booklet with additional plans for more projects
So, what are you waiting for? As said in the woodworking community:
Measure Twice and Cut Once and let's start the journey.
About the Author
Welcome to my profile!
Here's my story:
I am Business Consultant in my mid-thirties with a Bachelor's in Engineering & Master in Business Management.
I have worked in the areas of IT Advisory & Roadmap and Project Management for transformational projects. Currently, I am working with the public sector in the e-Governance space, trying to take the benefits of technology to the masses through innovation and customization.
This aspect of disruptive technology beyond regular discussions/implementation excites me. I am always looking for that case study in South America, Africa, or Asia, where the game's rules have been changed to solve the massive scale of the problem!
On the personal front, the last ten years have been a roller coaster ride managing my career and family. My elder son is seven years old, and the second one turned 2.
Besides Technology, I have been into Leather Crafting, wood crafting, and foraging for the last five years. It is a perfect hobby for my weekends, and I enjoy crafting beautiful gifts for my family and friends.
I have been working consistently and most importantly enjoying my current phase of life, career, and growth. With all the experience and renewed vigor, I will surely achieve my goals in a stipulated time frame. I decided to jot down my learning and experiences along the way and share it with you.
Will See You Soon, Friend!