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Reader's Digest book of skills & tools.

Author: Reader's Digest Association South Africa.
Publisher: Cape Town : Reader's Digest Association South Africa, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : South African edView all editions and formats
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Covers tools, hardware, building materials and techniques for most do- it-yourself projects. Includes hand tools and power tools.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reader's Digest Association South Africa.
ISBN: 187491236X 9781874912361
OCLC Number: 122269070
Notes: "A South African homeowner's encyclopedia of tools, hardware and materials"--Cover.
Description: 360 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Safe Workshop Practices : Organizing a safe workshop. Tool safety and maintenance. Tools : Measuring tools. Layout and marking tools. Squares. Levels and plumbs. Hammers and mallets. Hatchets, nailpullers and mechanical fasteners. Drills. Drill bits. Drill accessories. Drill guides and stands. Screwdrivers. Pliers. Spanners and wrenches. Adjustable wrenches. Vices. Clamps. Knives, snips and scrapers. Handsaws. Jigsaws and reciprocating saws. Scroll saws. Band saws. Circular saws. Table saws. Radial arm saws. Circular saw blades. Hand planes. Spokeshaves and drawknives. Planers and jointers. Routers and bits. Router guides and templates. Chisels, gouges and lathes. Files and rasps. Sanding tools. Abrasives. Wallcovering tools. Painting tools. Ladders and sawhorses. Tools for sharpening. Soldering tools. Sheet-metal tools. Other metalworking tools. Concrete-working tools. Masonry trowels. Bricklaying tools. Miscellaneous tools. Hardware : Nails. Screws. Nuts, bolts and washers. Other fasteners and anchors, shields and toggles. Hooks and eyes. Brackets. Hinges. Latches, hasps and small locks. Doorknobs and locks. Other door hardware. Window hardware. Bathroom hardware. Furniture handles. Other furniture hardware. Woodworking : Woods. Processed woods. Wood anatomy. Squaring, measuring and marking. Sawing. Cutting techniques. Shaping wood on a lathe. Turning hollow shapes on a faceplate. Joints: An introduction. Edge, butt and mitre joints. Lap joints. Dovetails with a template. Tongue-and-groove joints. Mortise-and-tenon joints. Gluing and clamping. Fastening with nails, screws and bolts. Hinges. Working with plywood. Basic cabinetry forms. Mouldings. Working with mouldings. Stains, fillers and finishes. Veneers. Ornamental wood trim. Preparing wood surfaces. Applying stains. Special effects. Finishes. Working with veneer. Repairing and refinishing. Metalworking : Metals. Measuring and marking. Cutting and sawing. Filing and drilling. Folding sheet metal. Shaping with forms. Bending bar metal and pipes. Joining pipes with fittings. Fastening : Adhesives, screws, bolts and rivets. Fastening : Taps and dies. Soldering. Jewellery techniques. Decorating metal surfaces. Finishing metal surfaces. Repairing metal objects. Sharpening tools. Masonry : Concrete. Estimating, buying and mixing concrete. Building forms for patios, paths and driveways. Building foundations and steps. Placing, levelling and floating concrete. Jointing, edging and curing concrete. Decorative colours and finishes for concrete. Concrete repairs. Bricks. Pavers. Concrete blocks. Stone. Masonry: Buying and laying out. Mixing and applying mortar. Bricks: Terms and patterns. Jointing bricks. Working with stone. Working with concrete blocks. Level straight and plumb. Flexible paving : Patterns and edgings. Flexible paving : Techniques. Garden steps : Brick, block and stone. Garden walls : Brick and block. Walls : Dry and mortared stone. Retaining walls. Veneer : Brick and stone. Working with synthetic stones. Repairing masonry. Ceramics, Glass, and Plastics : Ceramic tiles. Working with ceramic tiles. Installing tiles. Special techniques. Glass. Working with glass. Special techniques and repairs. Stained glass. Installing glass blocks. Plastics. Working with plastic sheet and tubing. Fibreglass. Patching fibreglass laminate. Postformed laminate. Sheet laminate. Solid-surface material. Paint and Wallcoverings : Paints. Painting. Working with colour. Preparing interior surfaces. Preparing the room. Working with ladders and scaffolding. Painting with brushes. Painting with rollers and pads. Painting with sprayers. Painting stairwells. Special painting techniques. Painting with textured paint. Decorative painting. Marbling. Stencilling. Preparing the exterior. Painting the exterior. Wallcoverings. Choosing wallcoverings. Surface preparation. Installing wallcovering. Special wallcovering techniques. Working with borders. Caring for wallcoverings. Flooring : Wood flooring. Resilient flooring. Preparing a floor. Flooring : Underlays. Installing strip and plank wood flooring. Wood laminate and parquet flooring. Finishing wood floors. Resilient and ceramic tile floors. Installing sheet flooring. Repairing flooring. Planning Projects : Planning projects. Hiring a contractor. Standard measurements for tables and chairs. Standard measurements for storage areas and bedrooms. Standard kitchen and bathroom measurements. Estimating what's needed for a job. Estimating timber needs. Estimating other materials. Electricity in the home and workshop. Metrication.
Other Titles: Reader's Digest book of skills and tools.

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