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Good Resource for Country Furniture Building

Good Resource for Country Furniture Building

1695 days ago 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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Did I misunderstand the purpose of this book?

Did I misunderstand the purpose of this book?

903 days ago 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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From Noah's Ark - oh the possibilities

From Noah's Ark - oh the possibilities

1037 days ago 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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Mouldings In Practice By Matthew Bickford

Mouldings In Practice By Matthew Bickford

572 days ago by Caleb James | 11 comments »

I am happy to share this new book on the subject of moulding planes. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Considering how I have not found another book that covers this subject, it is the modern go to book on the subject of moulding planes. I started investigating moulding planes several years ago and made a couple of my own to use in my case work so I can appreciate the usefulness of these remarkably simple yet highly sophisticated planes. At first glance these planes seem quite m...

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fun romp goes from wood science to wood craft

fun romp goes from wood science to wood craft

1658 days ago 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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VIDEO REVIEW- A big ol' book of wood finishing wisdom!

VIDEO REVIEW- A big ol' book of wood finishing wisdom!

181 days ago by StumpyNubs | 14 comments »

I got my hands on Charles Neil’s encyclopedia of finishing wisdom and decided to make a video review. I think you’ll like it… Watch it here, and enjoy! Then come back and leave a comment! (Friend us on facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit the Stumpy Store to help support the show!)

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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

162 days ago 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!

1686 days ago 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

1008 days ago 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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Start Your Engines!!

Start Your Engines!!

979 days ago by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

This book review is from the November 2011 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Pinewood Derby by Troy Thorne I was really excited when I first saw this book – the graphics just look like so much fun. I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. Inside, I was not disappointed. Not only does it include wonderful, very clear photos for the step-by-step process of building a derby car, but there are als...

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