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A novice review of Dennis Zongker's book on Wooden Boxes

A novice review of Dennis Zongker's book on Wooden Boxes

177 days ago by Craig Havran | 1 comment »

I cannot accurately call myself a woodworker. I’m in love with woodturning, but aspire to gain more knowledge in several other fields of woodworking. As I continue to improve as a turner, I feel that I am at a point in my turning where I can start to tackle making the high end chess sets that got me into this beautiful art in the first place. My problem was/is that even after I create a set, how do I present it to a perspective customer? I doubt they will share my acceptance of using a ...

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

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

186 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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With the Grain: A Craftman's Guide to Understanding Wood

With the Grain: A Craftman's Guide to Understanding Wood

194 days ago by dan81 | 4 comments »

Hi LJ’s, First off, I have no formal training in woodworking. Everything I’ve learned to date has been by either reading a book, a website, watching a YouTube video or trying something “logical” in the shop to see if it works. Well, I recently received a book for Christmas that I’d requested Santa bring me. It is by Christian Becksvoort, a name we are all familiar with I suspect. This book covers subjects like land management and lumber harvesting / dryi...

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Should be retitled Hand tools for the power tool woodworker.

Should be retitled Hand tools for the power tool woodworker.

202 days ago by ScottStewart | 25 comments »

I bought this book with really high hopes but was disappointed. I thought this book skewed heavily toward Norm rather than being close to the midpoint between Norm and Roy. Marc has some really good content in the early archives on his site, so I was hopeful about this book. Marc is a professional and everything he does is done with an eye toward being profitable. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but his woodworking goals are different than the amateur’s. He prizes e...

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Excellent new E-Book by fellow LJ Roger Bean

Excellent new E-Book by fellow LJ Roger Bean

213 days ago by Brice1 | 7 comments »

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Roger’s work – I would like to suggest that you take a brief minute and look at his projects. http://lumberjocks.com/RogerBean/projects . He has recently published a truly outstanding E-book entitled “Walnut Burl Fountain Pen Box” available for download at Andrew Crawford’s site http://www.smartboxmaker.com/ at about $16.35 with the exchange rate. The book takes you through the development process for this wonderful little box from the beginnin...

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A book so good, it must be spoken of in whispers...

A book so good, it must be spoken of in whispers...

237 days ago by StumpyNubs | 25 comments »

Am I the only one that can’t say “The Wood Whisperer” without giggling? I picture one of those close talkers, the guy who leans in to say something with an extra dose of breath and spit. Well, I am here to tell you, Marc Spagnuolo is not one of those guys. He’s the “good” kind of wood whisperer, the kind that has useful secrets to share, and always does so at a comfortable distance. Until recently, Marc only whispered those secrets at slumber parties and on...

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Charles Neil’s new book on finishing”Finishing,Simply put”

Charles Neil’s new book on finishing”Finishing,Simply put”

251 days ago by a1Jim | 18 comments »

Hi friends I just received my copy of Charles Neil’s new book on finishing “Finishing,Simply put”I have been waiting some time for it to be completed. When Charles does something he always goes 150% on it, This book has taken a while to get published because Charles would keep adding more to it, to make sure all of the information he could, based on has accumulated knowledge of his 46 years of furniture making and finishing was included. This book is chuck full of all types of the up to date ...

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Great Read for All Woodworkers

Great Read for All Woodworkers

259 days ago by BigDawg | 13 comments »

I originally ordered the book, Hybrid Woodworking by Marc Spagnuolo because I have been an avid reader of his website, The Wood Whisperer, for years and I wanted to support him and his efforts to educate us all about woodworking. What I found, was book that I simply could not put down. Marc’s instructional style of prose is very readable and informative. Having watched virually every video that Marc has produced on his free site, and having been a Guild memeber for a couple of years,...

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Festool 2013 Tool Catalog

Festool 2013 Tool Catalog

275 days ago by libraryman | 22 comments »

Though not a tool in the strict sense, the Festool 2013 tool catalog has provided me with hours of interesting speculation and tool comparisons. I should state from the beginning that I do not own a Festool and will probably never be able to afford one. The power tools I have been able to afford are the reason I love looking at the Festools. Whilst my power tools do an adequate job, the lack of vision by their manufacturers provide a sad “what might have been” comparison with the Festools. T...

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The Golden Ratio by Mario Livio

The Golden Ratio by Mario Livio

277 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor | 20 comments »

This is definitely a 5 star book on the subject. The author leaves no stone un-turned. The book is fascinating, informative, thorough, very interesting and sometimes, a bit boring. The author shows where many of the Golden Ratio enthusiasts take great liberty with the dimensions they use to “prove” their point of view. I highly recommend this book to anyone with any interest in the subject. The author explains things so a layman can understand it. However, a bit of math b...

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