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Offline DKwoodworking

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woodworking books
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:24 AM »
hey everybody,

With christmas just around the corner i was wondering what woodworking books you guys would recommend?

so shoot and give me some inspiration! i need to expand my library a little!  [wink] [smile]

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Offline bulubuluplopplop

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Re: woodworking books
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 06:34 AM »
Hello,
there is a nice article on woodworking books in the last woodcraft magazine (dec/jan, p. 26-31), in different categories.  ;)

I recently bought the last book from Paul Sellers (essential woodworking handtools, with also 3 DVD), which is fantastic.


« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 06:37 AM by bulubuluplopplop »

Offline Rob-GB

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Re: woodworking books
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 07:43 AM »
Three that should be on anyone's shelf IMO are:
The Workbench Book by Scott Landis
The Workshop Book by Scott Landis
The Toolbox Book by Jim Tolpin

Great for inspiration and just to drool over  [big grin]

What sort of woodworking do you like or want to do?

Rob.
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Offline DKwoodworking

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Re: woodworking books
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 10:18 AM »
for the Paul Sellers books i'm a little afraid it would be to much of a rip off from his youtube videos, but a great woodworker indeed.

@Rob-GB, those books are totally up my alley, although i'm making mostly sheetgood cabinets (european style baby  8)) but i love to make some sollid wood pieces from time to time. (or how do you call that type of work? [unsure])

my mind begs me from time to time to just use some handtools and come to rest as a little escape from the chaotic dailly job [smile].

Offline jobsworth

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Re: woodworking books
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 04:15 PM »
Country Pine by Bill Hylton is one of my favorites
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: woodworking books
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 05:13 PM »
Assuming techniques are your focus:

Power tools
Tage Frid's Vols 1 - 3


Hand tools
The complete dovetail - Ian Kirby
The essential woodworker - Robert Wearing
« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 05:27 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: woodworking books
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 06:22 PM »
For inspiration I like James Krenov.

Offline ear3

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Re: woodworking books
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2017, 07:11 AM »
When I first started devoting serious time and attention to woodworking back in 2004, I picked up a copy of Tage Frid "Teaches Woodworking," and tried to replicate as much as I could in there with the limited resources I had at the time.  It's a bit older school, done without the benefit of many modern power tools (or color photography), but it has the fundamentals about joint construction that never get old.

They now have an edition that packages all three volumes together: https://www.amazon.com/Tage-Teaches-Woodworking-Step-Step/dp/1561588261/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Y6KG076GHE69329V54TC
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Offline Rob-GB

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Re: woodworking books
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2017, 12:25 PM »
@Rob-GB, those books are totally up my alley, although i'm making mostly sheetgood cabinets (european style baby  8)) but i love to make some sollid wood pieces from time to time. (or how do you call that type of work? [unsure])


Furniture  [big grin]

I have done both types of cabinetry and the solid wood ones are most satisfying as they require more hands on work.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: woodworking books
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 02:14 PM »
Danny Proulx (RIP) wrote some excellent books on cabinet making, frameless and face frame, door and drawer construction, Kreg project books, workshop station etc. If you can find them they are highly recommended.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=danny+proulx&tag=googhydr-20&index=stripbooks&hvadid=177229785808&hvpos=1t2&hvnetw=s&hvrand=18446399250048033421&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1013808&hvtargid=kwd-18510587&ref=pd_sl_65rd6m29kf_b
« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 02:18 PM by jobsworth »
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