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The Wood Wright's Eclectic Workshop

The Wood Wright's Eclectic Workshop

560 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

The following review is copied from my website, A Slice of Wood Workshop. The Wood Wright’s Eclectic Workshop, by Roy Underhill, was more than I expected. On the cover it says “How to start with a tree and an axe and make one thing after another until you have a house and everything in it.” I figured that it would show you how to make furniture for the house. It was much more. Open the cover and look at the table of contents and you will get a slight glimpse of what to expect. The first...

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Mouldings In Practice By Matthew Bickford

Mouldings In Practice By Matthew Bickford

573 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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Understanding Wood Finishing by Bob Flexner (1994 edition)

Understanding Wood Finishing by Bob Flexner (1994 edition)

593 days ago by Purrmaster | 11 comments »

Please note: This is for the 1994 edition of the book. I recently got this book and have now read it cover to cover. This is a fantastic book. I learned more from this book than everything else I’ve read on finishing. The book covers pretty much all of the finishes you’d be putting on wood. Varnish, shellac, lacquer, oil, etc. The book isn’t so much a how to manual about how to apply the finishes (though there is enough of that). It’s more of a primer on th...

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Woodwork joints

Woodwork joints

619 days ago by Mikesawdust | 7 comments »

An excellent source and reference for hand joinery and it’s original uses. The book is public domain, so it’s free and although it is written in older style English and the descriptions and instructions are very brief, if you are into hand joinery or just looking for a joint that really stands out as unique, this is a really good book to use.

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All-in-One Resource - Plus Plans!

All-in-One Resource - Plus Plans!

621 days ago 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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A fun way way to introduce both young and old to the craft.

A fun way way to introduce both young and old to the craft.

630 days ago by Ben | 8 comments »

I got my copy of Grandpa’s Workshop by Maurice Pommier in the mail a week or two ago and I immediately sat down to check it out. Every book I’ve gotten from Lost Art Press has been of the highest quality and this book was no exception. First the cover. The images are bright and inviting while still being robust. The pages are nice and thick with excellent printing. Each image is not only fun to look at but informative. I could spend hours just staring at the pictures of tools. The...

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Handy Manual!

Handy Manual!

639 days ago by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

This review is from the October 2012 issue of our eMag. Missing Shop Manual - SHAPER is one of those handy little books to have in your shop. Small in size, it is filled with information and tips to care for a shaper. The book starts out with a little comparison to the router, is followed by information about all the components of the machine and accessories. There are safety tips, directions on how to set up the machine, “how to’s” for making simple cuts, and, from...

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How to make money selling your work as a Artisan

How to make money selling your work as a Artisan

663 days ago by Tom Godfrey | 13 comments »

Want to review a book that I just purchased a few days ago. It’s called “Artisans & Money”, written by Joe Rollins. Some of you may remember me posting a review of his lathe cutting tools and as of today I have had 1146 views with 7 comments. Not sure if any of you ordered any of these tools but if you are starting out in wood turning or even if you have been turning for years I still feel this is one of the best investments you can make. Why? Great product at a lower price than other see...

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Review of "How to Make Wooden Farm Toys" By Kurtis Foote

Review of "How to Make Wooden Farm Toys" By Kurtis Foote

664 days ago by grace123 | 2 comments »

I used the plans created by Kurtis Foote to make the combine. The plans are very simple to use. The diagrams are accurate. The instructions are clear. I had no trouble making the combine with two different heads. One is a bean cutter head and the other is a corn chopper head. I highly recommend these plans for anyone desiring to make a set of our farm toys. The skid loader, tractor and disc attachment are realistic

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It's All In The Details

It's All In The Details

673 days ago by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

his book review is from the September 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Woodcarver's Workbook At first glance I felt that the book had too much information, too much script and no colour photos which left me feeling “ho hum”... BUT on second look I realized that this book is an excellent resource for learning how to see and how to copy what you see when doing a wood carving. As yo...

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