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Modern Woodworking, 11th Edition

Modern Woodworking, 11th Edition
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By: Willis H. Wagner and Clois E. Kicklighter, Ed. D.

ISBN: 978-1-59070-481-3
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2006
Subject: Construction
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $90.00
School Price: $67.50


Modern Woodworking is a comprehensive text designed to meet the needs of both beginning and advanced woodworking classes. This text provides full coverage of standard woodworking procedures, as well as new methods, tools, and materials. Safety is strongly stressed throughout the book, with particular emphasis given to explanation of OSHA and EPA regulations as they apply to woodworkers.
  • Includes coverage of residential construction applications, cabinetmaking, and basic furniture making.
  • Introduces characteristics and safe practices for various hand tools, power tools, large woodworking machines, and automated industrial machines.
  • Each chapter includes review questions and activities to reinforce learning.

Previous Edition
Modern Woodworking, 10th Edition

Table of Contents

  1. Planning and Designing in Woodworking
  2. Selecting and Identifying Materials
  3. Woodshop Safety
  4. Measurement, Layout, and Rough-Out
  5. Planing and Sawing
  6. Drilling and Boring
  7. Wood Joints
  8. Cutting Curves, Irregular Shapes, Bevels, and Chamfers
  9. Adhesives, Gluing, and Clamping
10. Mechanical Fasteners and Assembly
11. Sanding and Preparing for Finish
12. Finishes and Finishing
13. Planing Machines
14. Circular Saws
15. Band Saw, Scroll Saw, and Saber Saw
16. Drill Press, Mortiser, and Tenoner
17. Lathe
18. Router, Shaper, and Molder
19. Sanding Machines
20. Special Procedures in Fine Woodworking
21. Furniture and Cabinetwork
22. Drawer and Door Construction
23. Laminating and Bending Wood
24. Synthetic Surface Materials
25. Upholstery
26. Footings and Foundations
27. Framing Floors, Walls, and Ceilings
28. Roof Framing and Roofing
29. Windows, Exterior Doors, and Finish
30. Interior Finish
31. Post-and-Beam and Prefabricated Construction
32. Patternmaking
33. Tool Selection and Care
34. Mass Production
35. Wood Technology
36. Career Opportunities


   PDF Carpentry I (PDF, 61 KB)
Cabinetmaking and Milwork
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Willis H. Wagner - was Professor Emeritus for the Department of Industrial Technology at Iowa State University. Mr. Wagner earned a bachelor of science degree from Central Missouri State University and a master of science degree from the University of Missouri. He worked in industry as a drafter and woodworker, and taught at the high school and collegiate levels. Mr. Wagner was a member of IAITA and ITEEA, and an honorary member of the Waterloo Technical Society.

Clois E. Kicklighter, Ed. D. - During his career, Dr. Clois E. Kicklighter was a nationally known educator and the author of several books in the fields of architecture, drafting, and construction technology. He held a variety of industrial, teaching, and administrative positions and retired as dean and professor at the School of Technology at Indiana State University. He held the highest leadership positions in the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). Dr. Kicklighter was awarded the respected Charles Keith Medal for exceptional leadership in the technology profession.

Dr. Kicklighter's published textbooks include Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design; Drafting and Design: Engineering Drawing Using Manual and CAD Techniques; Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, and Stone; Residential Housing and Interiors; Upholstery Fundamentals; and Modern Woodworking.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 644 978-1-59070-481-3 $90.00$67.50
Workbook 157 978-1-59070-482-0 $26.64$19.98
* Instructor's Guide 31 978-1-59070-483-7 $50.00$37.50*
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