I am an ever learning woodworker and was wondering if you older peeps
could recomend some books that have proved worth the read. I purchased
a Router resource and was amazed at how much it propelled my knowledge
of the tool forward.
Specifically really good books on sharpening, jigs, work flow, etc.
Look for books or videos by,
The list above are some of my favorites. Others can add to
it with names missed.
Work flow? Raw wood comes in the door, gets worked up and
something nice goes out the door. That's all you need to
know about work flow.
Everyone should feel free to knock themselves out with their
flow charts and three dimensional shop layouts. Me? I'm
still living in the world where the rec. in rec.woodworking
means recreational so I won't be bunching up my panties and
puckering up my sphincter over the fact that my radial arm
saw is against the far wall of the shop (where it fits best)
and you have to go past the jointer (between the door and
the radial arm saw/where it fits best) to get to it. Oh,
and at the risk of everyone breaking out in hives, I have my
other machines scattered all about the shop (where they fit
best) with no regard for work flow.
UA100, who, in case the above comments weren't clear, thinks
fretting over work flow in a hobbyist shop is about the
silliest thing anyone could ever waste their time on...
On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 07:52:15 -0600, Unisaw A100 wrote:
Well, I have to plan my work flow! First, the car & pick-me-up truck have
to flow outa the shop. Then, I have to cut whatever tool I need to use
from the tightly packed herd and roll it out into the enormous void left
by flowing the cars/trucks into the driveway. When I'm done making a mess
and before nightfall, all these critters have to flow back to their
respective spots so the HOA busybody won't think I'm leaving my vehicles
in the driveway and participating in some verboten activity in my garage.
So, yeah - there's a lot of "flow" involved in my "rec".
To escape criticism--do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." (Elbert Hubbard)
Home-Owners'-Association. Also known as "old people with nothing better
to do with their time than walk around and report violations". And
eeeviiillll violations they are, things like parking cars on the street
without a party permit, leaving one's garbage cans on the curb past
sundown, or [gasp] worse, leaving them on the side of the garage where
someone can see them. Oh, and I almost forgot, leaving one's garage door
open longer than required to park the car inside and get the groceries into
No, I don't live in a neigborhood with an HOA (deliberately bought where
there wasn't one); some of our best friends do. The stories they tell are
amazing (and people are concerned about the federal government being
fascist? Some of these rules make fascism seem downright civilized).
Now we'll just use some glue to hold things in place until the brads dry
Me too and me neither. Or me neither and me too. It was really hard to
find a place that didn't involve one of those abominations, but I did.
Fascist bastards can all kiss my lily white ass. It really makes me wonder
what country this is anyway when a bunch of nosy pricks with nothing better
to do than measure your grass can force you to move out of a house you OWN.
Although sometimes the fascist bastards are the town/city council. Some
localities have grass laws and stuff. This one has some new trash can
thing. They've put out a thing about garbage cans being taken in by 5:00
or something like that.
Well, I got news for you people. I don't have any better place to put my
outdoor trashcan than out by the curb, so that's where it stays. I'm kinda
looking forward to someone saying something to me about it. I'm going to
buy a bunch of trashcans and put them across the front of my property with
rocks in them, and then tell the fascist bastards it's my new fence. Then
I'll let the grass get 48" high and put a few Firebirds and Camaros up on
blocks in the weeds. Oh, and paint my house purple, with a mailbox that's
every bit of 6" too high, and the wrong color.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
For more fun, reseed with "Meadow In A Can", a mixture of wildflowers (some
call 'em weeds) and declare your yard a wildlife sanctuary! The
bunny-hugging, HOA version of a cat with buttered toast on it's back dropped
out a window ... perpetual motion!
On 31 Dec 2004 09:48:36 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
My favourites for the specifics you list. But go to the library or a
WW show to browse to see what suits you before buying.
"Sharpening": by Leonard Lee or Jim Kingshott
Jigs: "Proven shop tips" or More proven shop tips" both by Taunton.
Work flow: "The Workshop Boook" by Landis.
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