What are good books to consider for additions to a Woodworking library?
So far I have:
1. Measure Twice, Cut Once by Jim Tolpin
2. Band Saw Handbook by Mark Duginske
I need general Woodworking books, and information on gluing and sharpening
as well as other Woodworking information.
On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 12:59:06 +0000, philly45 wrote:
1) The Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee
2) Sparpening with Waterstones by Ian Kirby
3) 200 Original Shop Aids & Jigs for Woodworkers by Rosario Capotosto
4) Ingenious Jigs & Shop Accessories from Fine Woodworking
5) The Router Handbook by Patrick Spielman
6) The Lathe Book A Complete Guide by Ernie Conover
7) The Tablesaw Book by Kelly Mehler
8) Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking Vol 1 & 2 by Tage Frid
9) Wood Carving - The Beginners Guide by William Wheeler & Charles H.
10) Understanding Wood Finishing by Bob Flexner
11) Shop Savvy by Roy Moungovan
12) Cabinet Making & Millwork by John L. Feirer
13) Practical Electrical Wiring by Herbert P. Richter & W. Creighton
14) The Woodworkers Shop by Percy W. Blandford
15) How to be your own Architect by Goddard and Wolverton
16) The Woodworking Series by Nick Engler
others on my "to buy" list include
...and on and on.
I forget the title and author, but something like "Fixing and Avoiding
Woodworking Mistakes" by some Polish-sounding guy with too many Z's and W's
in his name. Nclewzrycy? Something like that. Google, I looked it up and
mentioned it within the past six months.
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As far as the original question, folks have covered it pretty well,
but I'm not sure anyone mentioned Tage Frid. He covers a lot of
ground in his two-volume set _Teaches Woodworking_. Among more recent
books, Taunton published a couple of good general interest books last
year (or was it earlier this year?): _The Complete Illustrated Guide
to Joinery_ by Gary Rogowski and _The Complete Illustrated Guide to
Furniture and Cabinet Construction_ by Andy Rae.
Another book I have on my list is _Woodworking: The Right
Technique: Three Practical Ways to Do Every Job-And How to Choose the
One That's Right for You_ by Bob Moran. It's supposed to have Neander
and Normite approaches to the same job. (So at least 1/3 of it will
be useful. :-)
What type of woodworking do you do/want to do? Books have been
written for nearly every style, technique, and machine.
General reference books:
"The Workbench Book" by Scott Landis
"Cabinetmaking and Millwork" by John Feirer
"Encyclopedia of Furniture Making" by Earnest Joyce
"Practical Design: Solutions and Practices" Taunton Books
"Dovetail a Drawer" video by Frank Klausz
Neanderthal library selections:
Anything by Roy Underhill. His "Woodwright's Shop" series
comprise the Neanderbible.
Anything by Eric Sloane. Some reminiscing + woodworking info.
"Old Ways of Working Wood" by Alex Bealer
"Practical Carriage Building" by M.T.Richardson
Woodcarving library selections:
"Essential Woodcarving Techniques" by David Onians
"Architectural Carving: Techniques for Power & Hand Tools"
by Mike Burton
Wood Finishing library selections:
"Hand Applied Finishes" by Jeff Jewitt
See Groggy's site for more book referrals:
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I've gone one up on Jim Tolpin. I seem to use the 'measure three
times, cut twice' philosophy.
I read a book recently called "Tools of the Trade" by Jeff Taylor.
Very very good. It was shades of Tom Watson (or vice versa). Not
much, uh, technical information, but an outstanding read. He tells
stories of everything from Yankee Screwdrivers to a 3" slick. After
all, most of us aren't in this for 'production.' It's a journey,
rather than a destination.
Check the local library, they might have something for you to borrow and
see if you want it.
I find many good woodworking books over there, from the furniture makers
encyclopedia to Norm Abrams books to books about collections of good
projects from the editors of woodworking magazines.
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