|Review by BentheViking||posted 06-19-2011 03:56 AM||3551 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This is basically a woodworking text book, but I’ve read it cover to cover.
First of all the book is huge.
First half is introductions to everything about woodworking—tooling, wood species, joinery, finishing, designing projects, setting up a shop. It doesn’t go into anything with so much depth that you will be a master at it, but is great as a general reference and a must for anyone setting out in the woodworking field.
The second part (as the title references) has full plans for many different projects ranging from very simple to much more complex. Indoor projects, outdoor projects, and shop projects. Cut lists, layout guides, pretty much anything that goes into setting out on a build is in here.
A seasoned professional may find much of the book of elementary (though I guarantee that there would be at least one new thing in there for you), but for someone who wants to get a starting knowledge of the craft should start here.
-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson