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Christopher Schwarz – Build a Hand-Crafted Bookcase



Build Your Hand Skills (and a Bookcase)!

Using only hand tools, build a simple pine bookcase that will hold any size book. Designed for strength, this smart bookcase is a great way to get into handwork and it can be constructed in just a couple of days!

In this Video Download, you’ll learn:

  • How to cut and build with dados
  • About forged nails and how to pick the right type of nail for your project
  • How to cut stopped grooves with a mortising plane
  • The steps to create a tongue-and-groove back
  • How to use a beading plane
  • To mix and use milk paint
  • And much more!

If you’ve been looking for a useful project to build your hand tool skills, look no further!

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About the Host:

Christopher Schwarz is a former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, where he worked between 1996 and 2011. He is now a contributing editor to that magazine and is the editor at Lost Art Press. He has produced numerous DVDs for Popular Woodworking and for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks on traditional skills. He is also the author of the book, “Campaign Furniture” (Lost Art Press) and others.

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