Woodworking for Dummies

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Woodworking For Dummies is a book that focuses on teaching aspiring woodworkers the fundamentals of the woodworking trade. It is written by author Jeff Strong and is a part of the “For Dummies” series of instructional reference books.

The book provides instructions for creating wooden pieces in a fun and less intimidating way. It focuses on educating newbies about basic woodworking tools, different types of wood, creating plans for projects, as well as skills for sawing, sanding, and many more.

Readers can order the book’s paperback edition on Amazon, where it is enjoying a score of 4.5/5 stars (803 ratings).

Woodworking For Dummies
Woodworking For Dummies (Available on Amazon)

Woodworking for Dummies: Contents and Key Features

Here are some of the book’s contents and key features:

  • The book starts off with a primer on different wood types. This includes hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, and many more.
  • Readers will learn about the tools of the trade, from traditional to modern.
  • The book teaches the importance of establishing safety practices in the woodshop to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Aspiring woodworkers will learn from step-by-step instructions, as well as detailed illustrations and photos.
  • Woodworking for Dummies imparts basic know-how such as:
  • Measuring and marking wood
  • Distinguishing saw designs
  • Using the right sharpening tools
  • Using hot-melt glue
  • Using adhesives and glue
  • Working with wood joints
  • Smoothing joints thru sanding and filling
  • Adding color with stains and paints
  • Protect the piece with topcoats
  • Applying water-based polyurethane

About the Author

Woodworking for Dummies author Jeff Strong is best-known as the director of auditory brain stimulation research organization the Strong Institute. He is also the creator of the interactive brain stimulation music site known as Brain Shift Radio (BSR).

Strong graduated from the Musician’s Institute in 1983 and has recorded thousands of music pieces for BRS for the next few decades. The multifaceted author is also a percussionist, composer, researcher, and record engineer.

As a writer, Jeff Strong has written eight books and published dozens of articles on music and the brain. 

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My initial goal, to provide a selection of tools, education and plans to the Beginning to Advance Woodworker has not changed. I continue to search the web to find new products and services. To bring those products and services to your attention.

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