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Blog entry by Jim Bertelson posted 01-30-2010 05:15 AM 901 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Lumberjock Book List is current as of today, LJ Book List.

All LJ Reviews are in the list as of today. This is primarily an index of all LJ Book Reviews. Reviews from other sites are not included, and it is restricted to books, meaning not magazines or DVD’s.

Books are placed in the list as reviews appear. You can find the link to the list here, and it is also appended to my LJ signature.

Of note is Gary Fixler’s review of The Woodbook: The Complete Plates. This seems like a very unusual book, a compilation of a 15 Volume work of Romeyn Beck Hough who published them between 1888 and 1913, and includes plates of 354 American species cut in transverse (crosscut), radial (quartersawn), and tangential (flat or plain sawn) directions. Do check out Gary’s great review. I have referenced it in two places, since it is an unusual book: under ‘Woodworking Theory and Philosophy’, as well as under ‘Wood Selection, Preparation, Storing’.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska



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Troy

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#1 posted 01-30-2010 05:19 AM

Jim, I’ve looked through your list before. It’s comprehensive and well organized for sure. One can help but have one or more of these, and want the rest. Good job on this and thanks for providing a go to source, one likely to be bookmarked by many.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) || http://www.birchhillwoodcrafts.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 01-30-2010 05:43 AM

Troy
Thanks for the comments. I am sure it is not an item on everyones mind when they look for a book, but after awhile, with some prompts when it is updated, I suspect people will start to use it for reference. It is one of those things people do, that never get much splash, but over the long term may be of value. It is just a contribution to the LJ milieu.

Really liked your scroll of your logo….very well done. Spent some time today on what I call a workshop antic. Hopefully a blog item tomorrow. But this weekend is dedicated to my super sled.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 01-30-2010 05:46 AM

I´m with Troy
thank´s once again for the work you do

Dennis

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 06:01 AM

Dennis
Hi Dennis, I have a workshop antic that you will probably enjoy. I wil put it in my blog tomorrow, time permitting. I have to do the super sled, and I will start it first thing tomorrow.

Looking at the weather, seems you have some snow and about 23degF or -5degC. We are at 33F or 0.6degC. So we are above freezing and a little warmer. I am not on call this weekend, hope you have some time off too.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 06:31 AM

hi Jim
I look forward to see what you will share with us
and to se that super sled, not that I will need one :-)

and you are right abaut the snow it started 22 hours ago
and it has changed to a little blitz here in thesauth of Denmark
and the people ladn´t learned it yet they still drive on sommertyres
and make beuetiful pioetts just in front of me so it has been
freaking intertainment show all day
I´m glad the shift is over in abaut 2 hours my nerves is realy on
the edge:-)
then I wil go on to the 2 meter and sleep the next 6-8 hours

after that I have to fix the dishwasher seems there is no vacation
for me last day it was the washingmashine I had a fight with:—)
but sunday I hope if there isn´t snow I will try to get some shop time
on my bench

Dennis

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 01-30-2010 07:24 AM

I remeber me doing pirouettes with winter tires, a long time ago. Hope you are getting some entertainment from the motorists in your long work day.

I had to help Sherie with her long arm quiliting machine a little today and a few other minor fix it chores. Say hello to Swambo for me, and hope your weather improves….....

Look for you tomorrow…..

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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stefang

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#7 posted 01-30-2010 12:49 PM

Thanks for the work you are doing by creating and maintaining this book list Jim. This is a great service to LJ members. I have forgotten about it so many times when someone asked for help and a good book was the solution. I will try to do better in the future. Almost everything I know about woodworking came from books and magazines since I am basically on my own here, so I am very aware of their value. This is a wonderful resource for all of us, we just need to get into the habit of checking it out when we are trying to improve our skills.

Personally I’m looking forward to the time when we can just download these books and store them on hard disks or memory sticks. That would make it so much easier and less expensive to get hold of what we want. I find that even though a book can be quite comprehensive on any given subject, I find that normally I actually use just a small portion of the total content.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 01-30-2010 05:46 PM

Mike
I am like you, there are tidbits of usefuly items in my arena of interest in each magazine and book. I try to save reference locations to items of special interest on my computer, but I never get it organized quite right.

I have the FWW DVD that contains 35 yrs of FWW. I put it on my main computer and my portable. Once you install it you don’t need to have the DVD in the computer. It is quite well organized, and searches readily. I made a circle cutting jig last weekend from a book, but it was also in the FWW collection.

I made a small very simple program that I used for hobbies, and for programming, to save useful items, but it needs an overhaul, and I am not into programming much these days. I will do some thinking about how to organize PDF’s, links, documents, Sketchup designs, etc in a comprehensive way. Don’t hold your breath, but I may come up with something.

Finished my panel handling gizmo…...it is in the nature of an antic, but it does work (-: Today I am going start on the sled one way or another. I will post the panel handler when I get motivated…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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lew

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#9 posted 01-30-2010 06:37 PM

Thanks, Jim!

Hope you didn’t get into trouble with Sherie for working on this during your vacation.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 01-31-2010 04:18 AM

lew
Not to worry. When we didn’t have anything planned, which was most of the time, Sherie and her mother were quilting, they both brought sewing machines, and I mostly walked the beach, read books, and took some pictures. Then I did some computer stuff too. Like I said before, Hawaii is just down time for us…....

Finally got some work done on the sled today. The main pieces are cut out. I found a decent piece of plywood way in back of my plywood stack, and I think it was made before all the stuff came from China…..(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 01-31-2010 06:43 AM

Very nice and comprehensive work you’ve done here Jim, Thanks from this Lumberjock, just letting you know it is much appreciated by me and I’m sure others as well.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jim Bertelson

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 05:20 PM

jockmike2
Thanks for the comment. Now that it is just adding an occasional book review, maintaining it is quite painless. And that way I also read all the book reviews. So it increases my knowledge of what is out there.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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