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Woodwork Visualized by Ross Cramlet - vintage book review

Woodwork Visualized by Ross Cramlet - vintage book review

12-10-2014 06:18 AM by Rick M. | 2 comments »

Woodwork Visualized by Ross Cramlet is a book of illustrations detailing everything you should have, could have, or did, learn about woodworking in your high school industrial arts program. [TLDR version: fledgling woodworkers should get a copy of this book or read it online for free.] Ever wanted to predict which way a stick of lumber will warp? Curious why heartwood is more stable than sapwood? Cramlet crams much useful information about how trees grow, why and how lumber warps, how t...

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The Ultimate Band Saw Box Book

The Ultimate Band Saw Box Book

12-03-2014 10:23 PM by Donna Menke | 4 comments »

It is strange to review my own book, but here goes. First a note of background:At the beginning of 2007 my book came out with the Sterling Publications company. They printed 16,000 copies and we sold them all. In 2010 the book went out of print- sad face. I made a digital download and a CD copy to keep the book alive since there were no used copies available- for less than a whole lot.Just this month a fine company, Echo Point Books, has published a wonderful new issue of the book. The cover ...

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"Joinery" The Complete Illustrated Guide To Joinery by Gary Rowgoski

"Joinery" The Complete Illustrated Guide To Joinery by Gary Rowgoski

10-03-2014 11:16 PM by a1Jim | 13 comments »

I have enjoyed Gary’s articles in” Fine Woodworking” for years and had admired his workmanship and know how,so when I found he had a book on joinery I jumped at a chance to purchase one.I have owned this book for a number of years and have found it an invaluable tool for teaching my woodworking class and general use in my shop. This book is laid out very well with photos an names of the joints as and index and then at the beginning of chapters .This makes finding any particu...

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One of my favorite old woodworking books

One of my favorite old woodworking books

07-11-2014 06:58 PM by StumpyNubs | 12 comments »

Some of the most popular videos we make at the Stumpy Nubs Workshop are the “Old-Timey Woodworking” series. People love to see how things were done in days past. I always get this feeling of nostalgia when I see an old tool or a piece of furniture baring the marks of a craftsman who knew nothing of this modern wonder we call electricity. I even find myself wishing I lived in their simpler time, when a woodworker could enjoy the sweet satisfaction that only comes from hours spent re-sawing...

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The Small Walnut Humidor, a photo documentary

The Small Walnut Humidor, a photo documentary

06-05-2014 10:12 PM by shipwright | 12 comments »

I’ve come to know Roger through this site and consider him a good friend although we’ve never actually met. More importantly here is that I consider him one of the finest box makers around. When someone of his caliber is willing to share what he has learned, I think it makes a lot of sense for most of us to listen up. A while back Roger contacted me and sent me a draft of the new e-book to critique and perhaps to make a few suggestions from a different point of view. I spent a ...

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The Burl Hunter e-Mag

The Burl Hunter e-Mag

04-22-2014 04:02 PM by OregonBurls | 20 comments »

Hey everyone, I would like to announce a new e-Magazine…The Burl Hunter! For the next 24 hrs I am giving away 100 free subscriptions to The Burl Hunter e-Mag for your review. Email greg@oregonburls.com to get yours! The e-Mag is about anything and everything pertaining to burls. Ethical harvesting, processing, storing, crafting burls and so on. Your subscription will be for six issues a year. We have issued our first e-Mag and getting ready for the second one on May 1st! Two thin...

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These aren't boxes... they're little wooden dream cubes!

These aren't boxes... they're little wooden dream cubes!

04-07-2014 06:11 PM by StumpyNubs | 5 comments »

A few months ago I got a copy of Dennis Zongker’s book and I’ve had a lot of time to digest it. I have to admit, I am just as in love with it now as I was when I first penned a review. So I decided to make a video… (Friend us on facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit the Stumpy Store to help support the show!) The video is based on my original written review, which is transcribed below: When I first saw Dennis Zongker’s new book I thought, MAN that sucker’s shi...

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Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works By Bill Hylton Fox Chapel

Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works By Bill Hylton Fox Chapel

03-22-2014 03:40 PM by Paul Maurer | 8 comments »

Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That WorksBy Bill Hylton Fox Chapel Publishing ISBN: 978-1-56523-369-0 “This book is divided into 4 sections: Fundamentals, Joints, Subassemblies and Furniture. Each section clearly explains and illustrates the section topic well with easily understood terms or readily supplied definitions for new terms. The illustrations and text really do an excellent job of communicating how a particular joint or aspect of furniture work. I...

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Wooden Boxes by Dennis Zongker

Wooden Boxes by Dennis Zongker

03-04-2014 08:25 PM by BritBoxmaker | 3 comments »

A nicely varied choice of boxes, with a thorough and detailed explanation of construction techniques and excellent presentation make this one of those best buys amongst books on the subject of boxmaking. Easy to follow and not in the slightest verbose. You could do worse than treat it as a reference book for the many useful techniques it describes. Pound for pound it is one of the most valuable books on box making in my collection. Well done sir.

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  Pepperwood Burl Writing Box

Pepperwood Burl Writing Box

02-17-2014 10:40 PM by Dennis Zongker | 5 comments »

Fellow LJ member Roger Bean wrote a great E-book on making a Pepperwood Burl Writing Box which has 119 pages filled with pictures and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. This eBook is not a repeat of volume 1; most of the materials are different and provides useful information to add to Roger’s series. I have always admired Rogers work and his boxes are beautiful. I enjoyed looking over his shoulder because a woodworker can learn a lot from others and Rogers’s style and explanations ...

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