Just stumbled upon this online resource, and thought it would be of value, so here it is:http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/index.html#.VazktfmqpBd This is an online collection of (seemingly) full text volumes, many from the early 1900’s. The range of subjects is astounding, and the number of volumes available is quite exciting. It’s not just trades and crafts either. Here are the subject headings from the Home Improvement section:—- An ultimate Do It Yourself co...
Here is a link to yet another informative “older” 1891 book on wood carving that is free to download. https://archive.org/details/manualofwoodcarv00lela If you take the time to do a bit of searching on this site, you’ll find many more publications that are available on many topics, so have fun.
For those LJ members who are interested in learning about some of the “older” methods of woodworking, there are a number of free, downloadable, books on line at the following site. You can either read the book on line, or download a copy in a variety of formats such as Pdf. Lots of methods, and other information from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-books/wood-carving-books.html Enjoy.
Hello y’all! I thought I’d share with you a big discovery I made this weekend in the new shop: books! And lots of them! While taking a break from working on the house I thought I’d bust open the two large, containers in the corner of the shop that I knew had a bunch of old woodworking magazines in them. Boy, was there more than just magazines! I had glanced inside the boxes prior to putting an offer on the house so I already knew they were magazines, manuals, plans, etc. in there...
I have bought more than a few reference books to help me out in my shop. I know that I can get most of the information on the web but there’s something about owning, holding,looking and even writing in the book that I like. So after seeing Stevinmarin’s Router Table series I ordered the book he recommended, Woodworking With the Router: Professional Router Techniques and Jigs Any Woodworker Can Use . When I 1st went on line I found it for over $40 Then I saw it used for $5.43 (w...
Wanting to start woodworking Hi all, I am very new to woodworking, acutally I was a mechainc for 10 years. I know nothing at all, not even how to read a tape measure in increments. Do you guys have any advise that I could get. I want to buy some tools but I dont wnat to spend alot. I dont mind if they are just hand tools. Just dont know where to start and would love to learn a simple project to work on. Anyways thanks for the advise.
I was thinking today, as I was undressing my recent Jet 14” bandsaw for some TLC about the indispensable books on my book shelf. These are books that I have and have used and can’t imagine being without. Here is my list, in no particular order: George Nakashima, “The Soul of a Tree” Aldren Watson, “Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings” Mark Duginske, “Mastering Woodworking Machines” USDA, “Encyclopedia of Wood” Terrie Noll, ...
I ran into some carving books thought someone here might be interested in them. I have 10 books.Here is the auction link to take a look:http://www.listia.com/auction/834781 But sign up using this link to automatically get 150 free credits to bid with : http://www.listia.com/signup/68899 Diane
I know there are a lot of LJs on here with young kids. I’ve seen the photos we all proudly display. My son is under 2yrs old and we manage to spend ~20minutes a day in the shop together and usually it is the only time I get in the shop these days. He had a big impact on me going farther down the galoot path to using mainly donut powered tools. Other than an occasional cordless drill, I will not use power tools while he is in the shop with me. Most days it is an absolutely great expe...
While not particularly woodworking, he uses wood in many of his jigs and clamps and presses. Too, he calls his operation “Quercus Press,” and Quercus, as we all know is the genus of the oak trees. It looks like the covers are glued over white oak boards as well. Moreover, though, this video is simply a maker’s dream. From the old linotype machine whirring and clanking away to line up type as he presses keys, to the vaults of old engravings he gained access to, to the many cl...
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