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Jeff Miller writes a solid instructional manual for woodworkers

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Review by jusfine posted 08-02-2013 11:04 PM 2057 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Jeff Miller writes a solid instructional manual for woodworkers Jeff Miller writes a solid instructional manual for woodworkers Jeff Miller writes a solid instructional manual for woodworkers Click the pictures to enlarge them

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.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."




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#1 posted 08-02-2013 11:26 PM

Thanks for the review—I’ll keep this in mind.

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#2 posted 08-03-2013 12:04 AM

Good review but now I need the book LoL
Jamie

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#3 posted 08-08-2013 01:50 AM

Great book! A little different approach to the craft is somewhat refreshing. I actually got mine signed by Jeff at the Lie-Nielsen hand tool event he hosted at his shop this year

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 01:15 PM

Interesting!
Now you made me want that book.
Will go and look.
;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 01:39 PM

I need books. This is a book. Seems as though the stars have aligned.

Weak attempts at a witty turn of phrase aside, I really am in the market for a few excellent woodworking books. Thanks for the review!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#6 posted 08-09-2013 04:21 PM

You will not be disappointed – even if it teaches you just one thing… :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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