|Review by jusfine||posted 08-02-2013 11:04 PM||2371 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This is the first Popular Woodworking book that I have really found entertaining. Some of the previous ones I have read have been quite elementary and didn’t offer much substance.
”Woodworking with Body, Mind and Senses”, this book is a good addition to your library.
Jeff Miller provides some basics in the first few chapters so the understanding of working wood fibers is clear, then moves on to sharpening tools, techniques, safety, jigs, tool use, etc. then brings it all together in the end.
It is well written and has a number of quality images and drawings that illustrate his text.
Some of the concepts from his years as a furniture maker are interesting and insightful.
Although this is a brief review, I would recommend this book to beginners and seasoned woodworkers alike, there is always something new that can be learned or adapted for our use. My theory is that if I can learn just one small thing from any book or video that I buy, it is worth the money and I will be that much smarter…
Clear, concise, understandable, lots of photos and illustrations, it earns a 5 star rating from me.
This hardcover book is listed in the $30.00 range, I purchased mine from Amazon.ca for $19.75 CDN and got free shipping too!
Publisher’s date is November 2012.
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