I’ve finally figured out some direction for the ‘Book Project’ which I’ve been thinking towards for some time. I’m writing the book in my second language, Esperanto, so unfortunately it won’t be much use for Lumberjocks directly. However, I’m going to have to progress a bit in my woodworking journey for the content of the book. For example, I’m going to have to get my dad’s jack plane working and expand my joinery techniques a bit. Not s...
First a note of background:At the beginning of 2007 my book came out with the Sterling Publications company. They printed 16,000 copies and we sold them all. In 2010 the book went out of print- sad face. I made a digital download and a CD copy to keep the book alive since there were no used copies available- for less than a whole lot.Just this month a fine company, Echo Point Books, has published a wonderful new issue of the book. The cover is new- and I like it better than the old one. T...
In the above video I share another one of my absolute favorite books about traditional woodworking: “The Handplane Book” by Garrett Hack. Read my original blog post here. I hesitated to buy this book because I thought it would just be a small book about someone’s handplane collection, but I finally decided to order it online. I was wrong about this book being slim on information. This book is exceptional and very helpful. Not only does the book have beautiful photographs of h...
Hello LJ’ers,One week ago today I was picking up 2000 copies of my new book, Chip Carving Essentials, A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving. The finished product was boxed and ready to go! The pressman who ran my book was my first sale. He knew right away that his uncle would really enjoy this book. I loaded them into my truck and trailer and got home in time to unload and load up again and head to Carv-Fest for three days of classes. If you'd like to check it out, CLICK HERE!...
In my above video I share a must-have book for new and seasoned traditional woodworkers: “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Christopher Schwarz. You can see the original review on my blog post here. “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” is one of my absolute favorite books on the subject of traditional woodworking. Chris Scwharz displays his unfiltered humor, and no-nonsense approach to modern day woodworking anarchism: (1) build your own quality furniture instead of buying throw-away furniture...
Found this website and thought it may be of interest to all LJ’s especially the hand tool lovers .There is a lot of good info on hand tools and also some free books on hand tools that can be downloaded . http://www.ecemmerich.com/index.html
I got my copy of the Roubo translation today(little happy dance)K http://lostartpress.com/collections/books/products/to-make-as-perfectly-as-possible-roubo-on-marquetry
Book Shelf – Portable Bookshelf – for Tabletop Wood Magazine – May 2003 – for Plans I used a Sliding Dovetail to attach the shelf to the Ends instead of what the plans called for. I found a Bed Headboard on the street on Trash day… was solid wood! That’s what I used. I could have / should have sanded the wood a little more, but I thought it would some character to it the way I did. A little wood burning was done for a Unicorn on each End. ...
OK, I need some suggestions. I have surgery coming up that will require a long period of rehab…and an opportunity to do a lot of good reading. Here’s the question: What is the most helpful and interesting book on woodworking that you have ever read? Just post your answer…and if you are inclined, a brief note as to why this is book is your choice. THANKS!
Here is a scan of the book “Mission Furniture” by H. H. Windsor . Its got plans and illustrations for many a design. I see more than one I would like to make. Part 1: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23770/23770-h/23770-h.htm Part 2: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23991/23991-h/23991-h.htm Part 3: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23666/23666-h/23666-h.htm
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