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All-in-One Resource - Plus Plans!

All-in-One Resource - Plus Plans!

623 days ago by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

This book review is from the November 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Routers and Router Tables You’re thinking about getting a router—is it worth the investment? What type should you get? What else will you need? What are the techniques involved? How can you put a router to use? What about a router table? All good questions and all talked about in this book. Of course, most (if not...

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Handy Manual!

Handy Manual!

641 days ago by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

This review is from the October 2012 issue of our eMag. Missing Shop Manual - SHAPER is one of those handy little books to have in your shop. Small in size, it is filled with information and tips to care for a shaper. The book starts out with a little comparison to the router, is followed by information about all the components of the machine and accessories. There are safety tips, directions on how to set up the machine, “how to’s” for making simple cuts, and, from...

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It's All In The Details

It's All In The Details

675 days ago by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

his book review is from the September 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Woodcarver's Workbook At first glance I felt that the book had too much information, too much script and no colour photos which left me feeling “ho hum”... BUT on second look I realized that this book is an excellent resource for learning how to see and how to copy what you see when doing a wood carving. As yo...

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The Ultimate DIY Guide

The Ultimate DIY Guide

707 days ago by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

This book review is from the August 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Cigar Box Guitars by David Sutton “Cigar Box Guitars”, according to the cover is “The Ultimate DIY Guide for Makers and Players of the Handmade Music Revolution”. My first thought was, “Ultimate? Uh-huh.” ... and then I looked inside! It didn’t take long before my initial scan turned into ...

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Fun and Quizzical

Fun and Quizzical

738 days ago by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

This book review is from the July 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Woodcarving Magic by Bjarne Jespersen This book has me scratching my head. Woodcarving Magic – while I think all woodworking projects are magical in themselves, this book focuses on creating those items that have free floating pieces inside of other pieces. There are the interlocking chains, of course, but what about a dode...

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Let The Music Play

Let The Music Play

770 days ago by MsDebbieP | 3 comments »

This book review is from the June 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Make Your Own Ukulele And.. a bonus: Learn to Play The Ukulele (photos from the Fox Chapel Website) First of all – this is a “how to” to make your own musical instrument and that is cool! Next, the first several pages are picture after picture of unique ukuleles, including my favourite, “Kitten’s Uke...

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Inspiring, Informative and Historic!

Inspiring, Informative and Historic!

799 days ago by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

This book review is from the April 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Toolemera is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Working Drawings of Colonial Furniture By Frederick J. Bryant Oh how I wish I was a “real” woodworker. This book has the plans for the most beautiful furniture, including a gate-leg table that is very similar to an heirloom piece I have that was passed down from my great-grandfather, a banjo clock (I’d never heard of this...

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Basic And Good Information!

Basic And Good Information!

799 days ago by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

This book review is from the April 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes & Feeders by Paul Meisel At first glance I thought, “oh.. these are pretty plain birdhouses” but once I started reading I was very impressed. This is an excellent book for someone interested in building birdhouses and feeders, as it contains a wealth of knowledge about the why’s an...

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More Than A "Whittle" Fun

More Than A "Whittle" Fun

857 days ago by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

This review is from the March 2012 issue of our LJ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details) The Big Book of Whittle Fun by Chris Lubkemann is a little “big book” filled with a “wot of whittlin’ fun”. Small in stature (a great size for taking with you when planning on doing a little whittling) but big in content! This book has over thirty projects and is an inspiration for many more. Games – che...

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The Timeless Workshop

The Timeless Workshop

857 days ago by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

This review is from the March 2012 issue of our LJ eMag Toolemera is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details) Our Workshop by Temple Thorold“Being A Practical Guide to the Amateur In The Art of Carpentry & Joinery” This is another of the classics, written pre-1900. I find these books fascinating, as they bring the wisdom of days gone past into the present and for the most part are an excellent resource for woodworkers wanting to learn more about ...

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