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The Anarchist's Tool Chest

The Anarchist's Tool Chest

08-20-2011 06:21 PM by mafe | 152 comments »

Review of The Anarchist’s Tool ChestBy: Christopher Schwarz I have just re written the review slightly since I after reading it again could see that I could be read wrong in some passages, that they could be read like ‘personal’, I belive what is left now is not more personal than Schwarz’s choose to put us inside in his book. I never meant to harm Schwarz’s I try to review a book.(I posted a mark in the comments so you can se where the old and new comments is). Before I sta...

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Starting an Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Business

Starting an Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing Business

05-15-2010 06:22 AM by sandhill | 19 comments »

For as long as I can remember there have discussions here at Lumber Jocks about doing woodworking as a business or getting paid for the master pieces that come out of our shops. I know everyone that has enjoyed wood working or any other creative outlet has said to them self “How can I do this and make a living at it”? Well I ask the same question every time I am in the shop. I found what I consider about the most straight up and to the point, down and dirty “Here is how it’s done, but it’s no...

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The Ultimate Router Book

The Ultimate Router Book

04-15-2008 08:10 PM by Paul D | 12 comments »

Hardcover: 344 pages Publisher: Readers Digest; Rev Upd edition (June 1, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0762108002 ISBN-13: 978-0762108008 Product Dimensions: 11.2×8.8×1.4 inches I just completed reading through this book and it is by far the best router book I have read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone whether a total router newbie (like me) or a seasoned veteran. There are plenty of tips, jigs, table plans, etc. in this book and Bill Hylton’s writing styl...

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A lovingly assembled reproduction of a 100-year old compendium on N. American species

A lovingly assembled reproduction of a 100-year old compendium on N. American species

01-25-2010 03:18 PM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

For their 25th anniversary in operation, book publisher TASCHEN put out 150 special editions of mostly art-based books spread across a wide array of periods and genres. There’s a book on artwork from ancient Egypt, others collecting the works of traditional favorites (Matisse, Van Gogh, Monet). There are books on modern artists (Escher, Pollock), books on beautiful destinations, and books on artistic movements (Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Dadaism). There are several books on the...

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Making wood flowers with Ebook "Forever Flowers""

Making wood flowers with Ebook "Forever Flowers""

02-14-2009 04:53 AM by Bob Collins | 7 comments »

I downloaded this eBook about 10 months ago after asking how these flowers were made, I had imagined that wood chips from previous carvings projects were collected and glued together. I was soon directed towww.TheCarversCorner.com and for a well spend $5.00 I downloaded the ebook straight to my computer. After reading the easy to follow instructions, I went out and collected some suckers from a Poplar tree which were easy to whittle while reasonably green. I didn’t have any c...

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Want to build Craftsman style furniture?

Want to build Craftsman style furniture?

01-27-2008 06:33 AM by gizmodyne | 17 comments »

This is an amazing book containing shop drawings of Stickley furniture. These are not plans, they are shop drawings. The book is divided into chapters by room: dining, bedroom, etc. I have built several of the projects in here including a small table and a mirror. I am in the process of building the Little Journey’s table and a large dining table as well. There is a huge variety of projects. In order to build a project you should be experienced in planning. I usually create ...

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The Schwarz's New Workbench Book

The Schwarz's New Workbench Book

11-10-2010 08:01 AM by Tadd | 9 comments »

Chris Schwarz’s new book provides plans and details for eight different workbenches. These benches range from a Roubo bench, in which Chris built almost entirely by hand, to a workbench assembled in 24 hours. Chris actually puts a couple paragraphs in the book explaining whether you actually need this book, which I think says something. I think all of these workbenches were described in articles in Popular Woodworking. So, you can probably find the plans for the workbenches elsewh...

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Working Wood (The Artisan Series with Paul Sellers)

Working Wood (The Artisan Series with Paul Sellers)

02-26-2012 09:59 PM by jjw5858 | 13 comments »

Hi friends, if you were thinking on dusting off that old rusty brace and bit this would be a fine way to start if your thinking on pulling some of the plugs during your shop time. This course reviewed in its Book and 2 (of 7) DVD’S is a wonderful introduction into the zen of working wood, from the first lesson making a Spatula all the way to learning the big 3 woodworking joints…Dado, Mortise and tenon, and the wood worlds loved and hated..lol Dovetail. Most important before...

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One of the Best books I have read on Wood Finishing

One of the Best books I have read on Wood Finishing

05-29-2011 06:56 PM by Ken90712 | 21 comments »

While I try to grow, and become a more experienced finisher I have ran into some roadblocks along the way. Like most of us have, I’m sure. A few Lumberjocks recommended this book by Bob Flexner. I must say I will always keep this book close. Another fellow LJ posted the words below as well and I agreed so I used his review as well. Thx, Jeff. Most everyone would benefit from this book. While this is not a tool, this book has earned its spot as one of my most useful assets in my shop....

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Books on Blade Sharpening:  the Good and the Bad

Books on Blade Sharpening: the Good and the Bad

09-20-2010 05:18 PM by dfdye | 14 comments »

Summary: I recently read a bunch of books on tool sharpening, and wanted to share the ones I would recommend to friends. There are a lot of bad books out there, but there are three I have read that stand head an shoulders above the rest. They are, in the order that I would recommend them: “The Perfect Edge, the Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers” Ron Hock—5 Stars“The Complete Guide to Sharpening” Leonard Lee—5 Stars“Taunton’s C...

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