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Another Oldie ... Technical Info on Mitres

Another Oldie ... Technical Info on Mitres

01-19-2012 12:54 PM by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

This review is from the January 2012 issue of our LJ eMag. Toolemera.com is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)The Art of Mitering “The Art of Mitering” is written by Owen Maginnis in 1892. I think the introduction by Gary Robers says it all: ”While major texts on architecture, carpentry, joinery and cabinet-making had offered some instructions to the artisan in laying out and forming of the mitre joint, none had offered an explanatio...

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The Wheelright's Shop

The Wheelright's Shop

03-04-2012 11:15 PM by jjw5858 | 4 comments »

For any of you out there looking for an inspiring story in the art of wheelrighting you can look no further than George Sturts Wheelright’s Shop. The book is a first account adventure of George Sturts life as his father has passed away and left George to run the families Wheelright Shop in England during the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. The spirited writting evokes visuals of woodworking and blacksmithing. The materials and descriptions of oak, ash and wheelcarts…...

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fun romp goes from wood science to wood craft

fun romp goes from wood science to wood craft

01-06-2010 07:59 PM by KDL | 5 comments »

A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats by Spike Carlsen This is an easy, entertaining read, with a nice mix of humor, facts, and real-world knowledge. The book gets you started with a quick schooling in wood biology, then launches into a historical tour of wood, woodworking, and wood workers. He covers the silly and the serious from the perspective of both an interviewer and a carpenter. This isn’t an encyclopedia, it won’t repl...

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flushed cash

flushed cash

04-08-2011 10:08 PM by Routerisstillmyname | 2 comments »

Well, once again I have to get to the nitty gritty and give this book a 1 star for color pics. The information with regard to angle calculations and charts-tables and derived numbers are based on a True angle protractor that you have to purchase either as a kit or separately. What this means is that if you don’t have the tool he’s trying to sell you, you will be wondering why is that angle in picture or description 270. How did he get that when it looks more like closer to 90 or so? I sho...

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Good Resource for Country Furniture Building

Good Resource for Country Furniture Building

11-30-2009 08:34 PM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

(The projects in this book are from the workshops of David T. Smith and the book is written by Nick Engler and Mary Jane Favorite.) This second of the set of books provided by Fox Chapel Publishing is quite interesting. Not only do you get 50 plans but also a little history on American country furniture, as well as tips regarding wood, hardware and finishing techniques. I really enjoyed reading the information provided about the wood selection and design elements that are used to c...

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From Noah's Ark - oh the possibilities

From Noah's Ark - oh the possibilities

09-19-2011 01:17 PM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

This book review is from the September 2011 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Woodcarving Noah's Ark by Shawn Cipa. The song, “If I were a carpenter”, keeps running through my head, except with a little editing of the words… .”If I were a woodcarver” – oh what a great book to have!! Not only does the book provide detailed instructions (including wonderful photos) to...

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Did I misunderstand the purpose of this book?

Did I misunderstand the purpose of this book?

02-01-2012 01:44 AM by poopiekat | 4 comments »

There is, of course, so-called price guides for just about every field of collecting, from comic books to Staffordshire pottery. Problem is, some categories of collecting lend themselves to well-sorted, organized price guide publications and some do not. For example, American coins…there are a few guides which list EVERY US coin, I mean every year, and grade (condition) with reliable common retail prices. Easy! Has anyone ever attempted to list every tool ever made? Nope, it’...

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Great guide for LJs looking to harvest and for general all around good knowledge

Great guide for LJs looking to harvest and for general all around good knowledge

02-11-2014 01:35 AM by woodenwarrior | 5 comments »

My daughter and I love to go for walks in the woods near our house. When we do, I point out and explain to her all of the trees I know and how to identify them. However, my knowledge is limited and in the winter its much harder with a lack of foliage. My wife purchased this guide for me to take with us on our walks. It includes cut outs on the top of each fan of the index that displays the leaf and bark of the tree. Included is information concerning the range of the tree, average size...

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Puzzles, Puzzles, and More Puzzles!

Puzzles, Puzzles, and More Puzzles!

12-09-2009 06:48 PM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

(this review was first published in the December 2009 LumberJocks’ eMag) Wooden Puzzles by the editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & CraftsDo our LumberJocks’ scrollwork projects inspire and intimidate you? Are you puzzled by scroll saw work? The book “Wooden Puzzles” takes “puzzled” to a whole new level! In “Wooden Puzzles” there are thirty-one projects that are divided into beginner, intermediate and master categories. There are puzz...

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Enhancing Veneers

Enhancing Veneers

10-18-2011 05:07 PM by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

This book review is from the October 2011 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Ralph Bagnall (ConsultingWoodworker.com) is donating a book for a free draw! (See below for details) (for downloading as picture)  Sand Shading Mastering the “Hot Sand” Method for Shading Inlays Ralph (LJ Handi) first shared the book with us, here at LumberJocks.com, in a forum posting. Although I have since seen a few projects enhanced with the sand shading technique it is a relatively new...

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