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Understanding wood : a craftsman's guide to wood technology

Author: R Bruce Hoadley
Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press ; [Emeryville, CA] : Publishers Group West [distributor], ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Understanding Wood is updated to include new information on composite materials, adhesives, and finishes developed in the past 20 years. R. Bruce Hoadley explores the nature of wood and its properties, the basics of wood technology, and the woodworker's raw materials. You'll learn the best ways to cut, season, machine, join, bend, fasten, and finish wood, and explore the crucial interaction of wood and moisture.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Bruce Hoadley
ISBN: 1561583588 9781561583584
OCLC Number: 44270416
Description: 280 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part one: The nature of wood and its properties. The nature of wood ; Figure in wood ; Wood identification ; Strength of wood ; Other properties of wood ; Water and wood --
Part two: Basics of wood technology. Coping with dimensional change in wood ; Drying wood ; Machining and bending wood ; Joining wood ; Adhesives and gluing ; Finishing and protecting wood --
Part three: The woodworker's raw materials. Lumber ; Veneer and plywood ; Composite panels ; Engineered wood ; Finding wood.
Responsibility: R. Bruce Hoadley.
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A reference work on wood technology, explaining the nature of wood and its properties, the basics of woodworking technology, and the use of raw materials. It includes revised and updated information.  Read more...

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