I'm looking for a comprehensive woodworking book.
I'm looking for something very complete, enjoyable to read and educational,
that would guide me through the basics (how to properly use chisels for
example, or how to make a tenon-and-mortise joint) and also through more
advanced topics and would give plans for basic projects. Preferably, i'd
like something that covers both manual AND power tools techniques.
"Tage Frid teaches woodworking" fits the bill. Very comprehensive and
extremely well done. A classic, really.
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Greg's summary includes "Cabinetmaking and Millwork - John Feirer, Bennett
Publishing" I acquired this book when I took a college-level intro to
cabinetmaking class during the late 1970's. The version I have is dated to
that era but most of the information will never change. I believe an '80s
update exists and new/used books are available from Amazon.com. Even though
it is nearly 40 years old, apparently it is still being used because Amazon
offers teaching guides dated 1999.
In spite of being dated, this is the book I dig out most often when trying
to figue out casing design, tools, technique, etc. At 900+ pages it covers
everything from wood properties, power tools, furniture design, production
techniques, etc. Well illustrated with photos, process sketches and
design-type (drafted) drawings.
Good book, a little heavy.
Just rec'd the Frid 2 volumes in one by looking at $$$ in
cost of used plus postage = $ 22.xx
I'm probably going to keep it in the shop (eventually) as a reference so
there was no point in getting a brand spanking new copy.
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