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Woodworking

See also: Home Remodeling and Repair.

Selected Books

Anthony, Paul, Niall Barrett and Jeff Miller
Woodworking for the Home: Storage Projects For All Around the House
q TT197.A56 2005
Build well-designed, attractive storage items in a weekend. Many can easily be made by anyone with basic woodworking skills.
 
Conover, Ernie
The Frugal Woodturner: Make and Modify All the Tools and Equipment You Need
q TT201.C657 2010
Conover (of Conover Workshops) shows you how to set up an affordable workshop (three different budgets offered). This is one of many woodworking books from Fox Chapel Publishing. For more help in setting up your lathe, see Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning.
 
Craftsman Furniture Projects: Timeless Designs and Trusted Techniques from Woodworking's Top Experts
q TT195.C73 2007
Creating furniture in the Craftsman style —- attractive, functional pieces with trademark clean lines, durable joinery that mesh well with other furniture styles -— is easier than ever with this guide featuring expert instruction from the editors at Woodworker's Journal.
 
Ellsworth, David
Ellsworth on Woodturning: How a Master Creates Bowls, Pots, and Vessels
q TT201.E45 2008x
This book shows how to replicate Ellsworth's turning techniques in their home workshops by following clear, easy-to-understand instructions from the "grandfather" of the contemporary wood-art movement.
 
Fraser, Aimé Ontario
Woodworking 101: Includes Step-by-Step Instructions for 7 Projects
q TT195.F73 2012
This guide for absolute beginners combines the best material from Taunton's Getting Started in Woodworking Series, including detailed step-by-step photos, shop schematics and exploded drawings.
 
Keeling, Dennis
Segmented Turning
q TT203.K44 2012
Segmented turning (turning an object from a glued-up blank) allows turners to design and create patterns and visual effects in turned pieces.
 
MacEwen, Marilyn
Woodworking 101 for Women: How to Speak the Language, Buy the Tools and Build Fabulous Furniture from Start to Finish
TT180.M18 2006
Nearly half of all new woodworkers are female and this guide by professional woodworker Marilyn MacEwen focuses especially on their needs.
 
Menke, Donna LaChance
The Ultimate Band Saw Box Book
TT200.M37 2006
Menke combines her childhood experience in her family's woodworking shops with her formal education in art to describe and demonstrate step-by-step how to make boxes of pretty much any shape with a band saw.
 
Roberts, S. Gary
The Art of Fine Woodturning: Projects & Inspiration for Every Turner
TT203.R63 2008x
Anyone who can do spindle turning, and form open bowls and lidded boxes, will move on to even finer things with these hints on sanding, finishing, indexing, and designing, as well as techniques for crafting 33 fabulous items.
 
Schleining, Lon
The Workbench: A Complete Guide to Creating Your Perfect Bench
q TT197.5.W6 S35 2004
In this look at the world of workbenches, Lon Schleining features a wide variety of classic, modern and specialty benches and offers options for choosing or building that perfect bench and its accessories.
 
Stiles, David R.
Fun Projects for You and the Kids
q TT157.S7923 2007x
The next time your child asks you to build her a lemonade stand or dollhouse, a clubhouse or a teepee, pick up this short book of projects.
 
Wagner, John D.
Mission Furniture You Can Build
q TT195.W34 2007x
Starting with the basics — selecting the correct wood and tools, outlining the skills needed — Wagner provides plans for 10 authentic replicas of furniture originally designed by Gustav Stickley, the man behind the Mission movement.
 
West, Chris
Turning Salt and Pepper Shakers and Mills: 30 Projects for Turners of All Levels
q TT202.W47 2011
I can't think of a more useful product than a pepper mill and this Taunton Press book gives you lots of options. Taunton also has a book on Turning Pens & Pencils for the retro-minded.
 
Woodturning Today: A Dramatic Evolution
q TT201.W67 2011
This oversized volume celebrates the American Association of Woodturners 25th anniversary, 1986-2011
 
 

Videos

Bowl Turning
(DVD) TT201.B693 2003x
This video by Del Stubbs from Taunton Press (Fine Woodworking), offers instruction on turning bowls and plates from dry or green lumber.
 
Illusions in Wood
(DVD) NK9704.I45 2007x
Woodcarver Spirit Williams introduces viewers to various kinds of woodcarving, discusses wood selection, and demonstrates by starting work on a iris in basswood.
 
Turning Projects
(DVD) TT201.T869 2003x
This Fine Woodworking DVD workshop with Richard Raffan demonstrates how to perfect wood-turning skills.
 
Turning Wood
(DVD) TT201.T8732 2003x
This introductory Fine Woodworking DVD workshop with Richard Raffan provides an introduction to the lathe and to turning techniques. Raffan demonstrates the projects and exercises from his book Turning Wood with Richard Raffan.
 
 

Magazines

For additional magazines, browse the catalog under Woodwork Periodicals.

 

Browse the Catalog

For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subjects:

You can find also find titles for specific tools:
 

Web Sites

 

Pittsburgh Region

  • Di Legno Woodshop Supply
    Di Legno Woodshop Supply is a small two man operation located in McKees Rocks that provides woodworkers with quality products at a fair price. They also offer woodworking classes.
  • Turners Anonymous
    Turners Anonymous is the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the American Association of Woodturners with about 75 members who enjoy woodturning and the products of woodturning.
  • Western Pennsylvania Woodworkers
    The Western Pennsylvania Woodworkers club consists of about 100 amateurs and professionals from all areas of the woodworking crafts. Monthly meetings consist of a main program and then an exchange of woodworking information, techniques, tips, designs and ideas.

Last updated Tuesday September 11 2012.