Howdy, all! I read here a lot, but post infrequently. I've only been
woodworking seriously for a couple of years now, but have been
occasionally building and otherwise MacGyver-ing together bits of wood
for quite a few years. So, as I'm now a devout woodworker I should
probably expand my woodworking library. I apologize for the vague
nature of this post, but I don't have an exact question that I need an
answer to. What I want are some woodworking-related books with
plans/ideas for "interesting" home projects. The "interesting" bit is
what I'm apologizing for; subject to interpretation, I know. So, by
way of defining my thoughts on "interesting", following is a list of
books that I'm considering. Searching Amazon and Barnes & Noble seems
to only produce "interesting" books in the jig/finishing/technique
catagory; I'd also be interested in books with "interesting" projects
in them...jewelry boxes, humidors, chests, tables, moderate/advanced
furniture, et cetera. No kids toys -- with the exception of advanced,
intricate, puzzle-type projects. No wood turning. So, given those
parameters, and my budget of three or four books, which of the below
(or add your own) would you recommend? Again, I know this is kind of
vague...consider it license to go wild. :-)
Thanks, in advance, for your replies.
"Normal people, by definition, are average."
List of "interesting" books (add to it at will):
"Woodworking With the Router: Professional Router Techniques and Jigs
Any Woodworker Can Use"
by William H. Hylton, Fred Matlack (Contributor), Frank Rohrbach
(Illustrator), Bill Hylton
"Router Magic: Jigs, Fixtures, and Tricks to Unlease Your Router"
by Bill Hylton
"Router Joinery Workshop: Common Joints, Simple Setups & Clever Jigs"
"Finishes and Finishing Techniques: Professional Secrets for Simple
and Beautiful Finishes from Fine Woodworking"
"Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery"
"Understanding Wood Finishing"
"200 Original Shop Aids and Jigs for Woodworkers"
"Wonders in Wood"
"Puzzles in Wood"
"New Wood Puzzle Designs"