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The best book on power-tool joinery

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Review by Loren posted 2229 days ago 2607 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a lot of woodworking books. About 60 of them.

Yeung Chan’s book is one of the best and most practical
of them all. He shows several ways to make each joint
so even with a modestly equipped shop you’ll be able
to make quality joints.

Yeung’s jig designs are great too. They aren’t complicated
or hard to build and he explains how to make sure they
are accurate.

Gary Rogowski also wrote some great books about
making joints – but if you get just one get Classic Joints
with Power Tools.




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#1 posted 2229 days ago

I second this.

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#2 posted 2229 days ago

This is a very good book. I used it to make my horizontal mortiser after the one described in the book. I made a change to the set up for the board that mounts the router, to make it easier to adjust. I bolted the board to the base of the jig and installed a jack screw assembly to raise and lower the height of the bit. (not a real good photo)

-- Tim

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#3 posted 2229 days ago

Thanks for the review. I will have to look into reading this book.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 2228 days ago

Hey Loren,

thanks for your review and also for you review on the Festool router.
You said that you have 60 woodworking books, can you make a top 10 off your
most valuable books for me (if you have time) I’m also a woodworking book lover, and because off
my illness, and because I’m most off the day on my bed, I love to look in woodworking books.
I have a subscription on Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking and when I have not to mutts pain,
I reed them till the last letter, I understand not everything but it is great to see how the things do.
I’m still a beginner and I love to learn from the real woodworkers.

If there is somebody who want to sell some great woodworking books, send me a message.

Thanks again Loren and greetings from the Netherlands,

Schummie

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#5 posted 2227 days ago

I’ve been thinking about the possibility of making a decent horizontal mortiser. I will check this book out.

-- johnjoiner

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#6 posted 2012 days ago

Hi Loren
Good review . I have Gary Rogowskis book “Joinery ” I think it’s the best book on Joinery I have in 200 books.
So Now I have to Get Classic Joints with power tools to compare. It’s always good to keep an open mind that way you get new knowledge and in this case another book . Half.com has it for $11.49

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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