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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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All-in-One Resource - Plus Plans!

All-in-One Resource - Plus Plans!

11-09-2012 01:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

This book review is from the November 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Routers and Router Tables You’re thinking about getting a router—is it worth the investment? What type should you get? What else will you need? What are the techniques involved? How can you put a router to use? What about a router table? All good questions and all talked about in this book. Of course, most (if not...

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Let The Music Play

Let The Music Play

06-15-2012 09:31 AM by MsDebbieP | 3 comments »

This book review is from the June 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Make Your Own Ukulele And.. a bonus: Learn to Play The Ukulele (photos from the Fox Chapel Website) First of all – this is a “how to” to make your own musical instrument and that is cool! Next, the first several pages are picture after picture of unique ukuleles, including my favourite, “Kitten’s Uke...

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Get The Scroll Saws Ready!

Get The Scroll Saws Ready!

08-16-2011 11:43 AM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

This review is from the August 2011 issue of the LJ eMag. Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)The Big Book of Intarsia Woodworking I am giving this book on Intarsia a “4” rating not because it isn’t a great book but because most of the patterns I have seen before in scroll saw magazines. (My sunflower fairy door is one example) Filled with over 30 projects, if you aren’t a regular purchaser of magazines then t...

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Great book for ideas & inspiration

Great book for ideas & inspiration

04-11-2016 10:43 PM by Tooch | 2 comments »

I just picked up this book for $25 yesterday at my local Rockler, and I must say it will be worth every penny. Just leafing through the pages while I was still in the store gave me at least a dozen ideas for new additions I can make to my shop to keep it running smoother, safer, and more organized. The thing that really impressed me was how comprehensive the text is. Despite the fact that each idea is very raw, (not really detailing much about the builds), the illustrations are more than ...

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Great on instruction - short on plans

Great on instruction - short on plans

11-16-2009 06:04 AM by epp_dog | 1 comment »

I have several of these books and like them all. I decided to try making a version of one of the boxes in this book. The instruction about “how to build a box” is great but there are no real “plans” or measured drawings. Not all the parts are listed nor all the dimensions. If you are careful to read the instructions and “build the box in your head” first you will probably work through most issues. Great book for learning – NOT a book for plans....

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Great Arts and Craft furniture resource

Great Arts and Craft furniture resource

01-03-2010 04:15 PM by Tim Dahn | 5 comments »

I received this book as a Christmas gift and after a few looks through I can recommend this. I has a good bit of info regarding arts & craft furniture including drawings with dimensions on several pieces. Overall, a good read. If you are not familiar with the Grove Park Inn it is an incredible Arts and Craft style resort located in Asheville NC, full of A&C furniture and opened for business in 1913. If you want to check out the Inn’s website or have some extra coin for a $...

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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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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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