I keep forgetting to swing by here, visit and post what’s happening my way. Totally, my bad. Progress in the workshop is hit-or-miss, but overall I am gaining more than losing or staying stagnant. Real-life concerns keep interfering: don’t we woodworkers have a deity that we can call on to stop this unwanted intrusion into our workshop time? I am working on a few different projects. I’ll post pictures once I have finished them. Yesterday my copy of Paul SellersR...
My gift to myself arrived today, right on my birthday. Great timing. Now I have a lot of reading to do.
This post never made it to lumberjocks from my website, so I decided to add it. So, the last time I blogged. I wrote a post about a woodworking museum in Yerevan, Armenia. If you are a reader of my blog you might be asking yourself, weren’t you just in Queretaro, Mexico getting ready to settle in and blog about your woodworking experience. As it turns out, that once the Mrs. and I arrived, it did not feel right. So instead of telling you why I did not move there in this post, I h...
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, ...
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