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Carpentry and Joinery 1, 3rd ed - Brian Porter

Carpentry and Joinery 1, 3rd ed

Paperback Published: 20th November 2001
ISBN: 9780750651356
Number Of Pages: 301

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The third edition of Carpentry and Joinery 1 is the first in a series of three books which together provide an authoritative but thoroughly practical guide to carpentry and joinery for students following City & Guilds and CITB courses, NVQ candidates, and a wide range of amateurs and professionals.
Carpentry and Joinery 1 deals with the fundamentals of the subject from topics such as timber and wood preservation and protection, to a detailed outline of the tools available and information on the basic woodworking joints, adhesives and fixing devices. Books 2 and 3 show how to apply this fundamental knowledge. Details of craft theory, associated studies and practical procedures are integrated throughout each text.


In this new edition chapters have been reorganised to produce a more coherent, student-focused course. All references to the Building Regulations and current legislation have been updated, and developments in current best practice have been incorporated.
* A new edition of the classic Carpentry and Joinery textbook
* Updated in line with the latest course requirements and Building Regulations
* Highly illustrated to show key techniques, tools, products and materials

Industry Reviews

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS EDITION "A valuable asset to students and those with a wider experience ... This first volume indicates clearly that the set of books will be of immense value to all carpentry and joinery students preparing for their qualifications. The drawings and photographs, both of which are numerous, are excellent, and the descriptive matter very well written. " Journal of the Institute of Carpenters

Forewordp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. x
Preface to the Second Editionp. x
Preface to the Third Editionp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Timberp. 1
Growth and structure or a treep. 1
Hardwood and softwood treesp. 4
Forest distribution (Source and supply of timber)p. 5
Conversion into timberp. 9
Size and selection of sawn timberp. 14
Structural defects (natural defects)p. 15
Drying timberp. 18
Grading timberp. 31
Processing squared sectioned timberp. 39
Structure of wood and identification of timberp. 44
Properties of timberp. 55
Enemies of Wood and Wood Based Productsp. 60
Non-rotting fungi (Sap-staining fungi)p. 61
Wood-rotting fungip. 61
Attack by wood boring insectsp. 66
Wood Preservation and Protectionp. 74
Paint and varnishesp. 74
Water-repellent exterior stainsp. 75
Preservativesp. 75
Methods applying preservativesp. 78
Flame-retardant treatmentsp. 81
Other treatmentsp. 81
Health and safetyp. 81
Manufactured Boards and Panel Productsp. 84
Veneer plywoodp. 84
Core plywoodp. 89
Chipboardp. 90
Wood-cement particleboardp. 93
Oriented Strand Board OSBp. 94
Fibre building boardsp. 96
Laminated plastics (Decorative Laminates)p. 101
Fibre cement building boardsp. 105
Plasterboardsp. 106
Composite boardsp. 107
Conditioning wood-based boards and other sheet materialsp. 107
Storage and stackingp. 108
Handlingp. 109
Health & safetyp. 109
Handtools and Workshop Proceduresp. 111
Measuring toolsp. 111
Setting-out, marking-out & marking-off toolsp. 112
Sawsp. 117
Planesp. 122
Boring toolsp. 128
Chisels (wood)p. 135
Shaping toolsp. 137
Driving (Impelling) toolsp. 138
Lever & withdrawing toolsp. 146
Finishing tools & abrasivesp. 147
Holding equipment (tools & devices)p. 149
Tool storage & accessory containersp. 153
Tool maintenancep. 159
Portable Electric Mains Powered Hand Tools & Machinesp. 167
Specification plate (SP)p. 167
Earthing, insulation & electrical safetyp. 168
Use of portable power toolsp. 171
Electric drills (rotary)p. 171
Rotary impact (percussion) drillsp. 174
Rotary hammer drillsp. 175
Drill chucksp. 175
Electric screwdriversp. 176
Sandersp. 177
Circular sawsp. 178
Mitre sawsp. 181
Combination saw bench and Mitre sawsp. 183
Reciprocating sawsp. 183
Planersp. 186
Routersp. 187
Nail and staple gunsp. 191
Battery-Operated (Cordless) Hand Toolsp. 193
Method of usep. 193
Safe operationp. 193
Cartridge Operated Fixing Tools (Ballistic Tools)p. 196
Types of toolp. 196
Cartridgesp. 197
Fixing devicesp. 198
Base materialsp. 199
Fixing to concretep. 201
Fixing into steel (usually structural mild steel sections)p. 202
Safe operationp. 202
Basic Static Woodworking Machinep. 205
Crosscutting machinesp. 206
Hand feed circular saw benchesp. 209
Dimension sawp. 211
Panel sawsp. 212
Saw bladesp. 213
Planing machinesp. 216
Narrow bandsaw machinesp. 222
Mortising machinesp. 227
Sanding machinesp. 229
Grinding machinesp. 230
Workshop layoutp. 232
Safetyp. 232
Basic Woodworking Jointsp. 235
Lengthening - end jointsp. 235
Widening - edge jointsp. 235
Framing - angle jointsp. 238
Wood Adhesivesp. 245
Adhesive typesp. 245
Adhesive characteristicsp. 247
Application of adhesivesp. 248
Safety precautionsp. 248
Fixing Devicesp. 249
Nailsp. 249
Wood screwsp. 251
Threaded boltsp. 255
Fixing platesp. 255
Plugsp. 257
Combination plugsp. 258
Cavity fixingsp. 261
Anchor boltsp. 262
Practical Projectsp. 268
Porterbox - drop fronted tool box and saw stoolp. 268
Portercaddyp. 272
Portercasep. 275
Porterdollyp. 276
Porterchestp. 277
Porterbenchp. 282
Portertrestle - traditional saw stoolp. 286
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780750651356
ISBN-10: 0750651350
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: 20th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 19.2  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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