Book Recommendation

Hi, Can anyone recommend a good book for a beginner that covers the basics.
E.G. Sawing and sanding Screwing and gluing Planeing Basic joints Tools Varnishing Etc, Etc.........................
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Ricardo wrote:

Check your local public library if you haven't. I currently have 9 woodworking books checked out from my local library. I find it helpful to read the same basic information from several different viewpoints.
HTH.
-- Mark
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On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 19:17:28 +0100, "Ricardo"

Any of several dozen books. Take a look around, find one where you personally like the author's style. Robert Wearing's is good.

Jeff Gorman's web site http://www.amgron.clara.net/planingpoints/planeindex.htm

Now you're getting into the real stuff. Tage Frid <(Amazon.com product link shortened)>

Ignore tools. Everyone gets hung up on tools, when it's the product that matters more. The other books will tell you quite enough for the basics. A few specialist books on tools like the table saw, router or bandsaw will be more use, as you need them,.

Flexner <(Amazon.com product link shortened)>
Don't be too quick to varnish things either - there are many other finishes worth looking at.

You missed out wood. There's a lot to learn about it. Hoadley's "Understanding Wood" is excellent, but hard going. Try an easy start with the October issue of Fine Woodworking - an inspiration magazine anyway.
Your first projects will probably be in plywood or other man-made sheets. When you move towards solid timber, then you should certainly study some of the moisture and movement issues.
-- Smert' spamionam
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