Popular Woodworking Practical Shop Math by Tom Begnal

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Multiply your woodworking talents

There's no getting around it: woodworking involves math. If you don't know how to do basic calculations, you'll be at somewhat of a disadvantage as a woodworker. On the other hand, if you know how to work with fractions, decimals, angles, and geometric shapes, you'll expand your capabilities in the shop many times over.

Don't worry if you've struggled with shop math in the past. You hold the solutions in your hands. In these pages, you'll discover simple approaches for everything from adding fractions and decimals to laying out ellipses, octagons, and other shapes that will expand your design repertoire. You'll learn:how to easily calculate the proper amount of wood and finishes you'll need for projectshow to convert a furniture photo into a dimensional drawinghow to adjust the speed of a machine by combining the correct sizes of pulleys, and lots moreAdd it all up, and it makes for a great buy in a shop book.


About Tom Begnal

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Tom Begnal was managing editor of The Woodworker's Journal magazine for more than fifteen years. He has written or edited woodworking and how-to books for several publishers including F+W Publications, McGraw-Hill, Rodale Press and Sterling Publishing, and is presently an associate editor with Fine Woodworking magazine.
Published August 11, 2006 by Popular Woodworking Books. 239 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Cooking. Non-fiction

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