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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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Ready to carve a wizard?

Ready to carve a wizard?

02-06-2014 01:36 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 2 comments »

This is one of the two books by Tom Wolfe that I own. Please read my other review here regarding Tom's Dragon book. I want to start out by thanking Tom for writing the books he has written. If any of you out there know Mr. Wolfe personally, tell him I said thanks. The back cover of this book sums up why I got this book, and why it was written. It reads, “Among the most popular of Tom Wolfe’s carving books is Tom Wolfe Carves Dragons. From the day it came off the presses ...

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Ready to carve a dragon?

Ready to carve a dragon?

02-06-2014 01:16 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 3 comments »

I want to start out by thanking Tom for writing the books he has written. This is one of two books from Tom Wolfe that I own, the other being Tom Wolfe carves Wizards, imagine that. Tom has written over 50 books, and from what I’ve read and seen in the two I have, I’ll be buying more in the future. If any of you out there know Mr. Wolfe personally, tell him I said thanks.Part of what got me interested in this book is that I love fantasy creatures. Dragons, Wizards, Elves, etc....

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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

01-31-2014 06:14 PM 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!

01-22-2014 05:23 PM 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

01-14-2014 10:00 PM 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.

01-06-2014 09:48 PM 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

12-26-2013 07:55 PM 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...

12-03-2013 01:27 PM 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”

11-18-2013 09:23 PM 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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