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Blog entry by toolguythiel posted 1212 days ago 1031 reads 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I haven’t really been a poster to the site, though I’ve lurked quite a bit. I did want to share happy news that I finished a book (it was in question once or twice). It’s on building Arts & Crafts furniture using materials from the home center stores, and designed so that you really don’t need amazing woodworking skills to build them. I don’t know that these are pieces that I’d crow about to experienced woodworkers, but I think they turned out well, and if they get some folks started in woodworking by being approachable, then I’ll feel accomplished. Anyway, glad it’s done, and we’ll let the world decide if it was a good idea.

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books



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wilterbeast

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#1 posted 1212 days ago

Mr Theil i think its a fantastic idea, i think it would be great to have so that me and my daughter can find idea;s for her room and build them together. The work i typically do takes alot longer than her attention span allows, and sounds like it would be a grreat way to help teach her the fundamentals of woodworking

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 1212 days ago

When you say “I finished a book” I am not sure if you just finished reading the book and are doing a critique of it; or if you just wrote a book and had it published? LOL Anyway- if you wrote the book – it looks interesting and it seems like a book a beginning wood worker will enjoy. Congratulations on finishing the job so to speak! Who is the publisher? Or did you self publish?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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lou

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#3 posted 1212 days ago

David,when will you e on tv again?

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toolguythiel

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#4 posted 1212 days ago

Bad grammar. Finished writing a book, sorry for confusing. And back on TV, Lou? When I’m 25 and Australian (and buff!). Honestly, the TV trend is for flash, thought I’m enjoying seeing Tommy Mac. There’s hope out there, yet! I’m still game, though I really need some time on the treadmill! :0)

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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BarbS

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#5 posted 1212 days ago

Welcome to LJs, David! And congrats on finishing up a book for beginners. It looks like a good one.
And RiverGirl, David Thiel IS Popular Woodwokring Books! He writes, too.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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toolguythiel

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#6 posted 1212 days ago

Barb, please, I’m blushing!

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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stefang

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#7 posted 1212 days ago

I think you had a great idea there David. Many folks just starting woodworking buy building materials to do their first projects, and a nicely design piece can look great even if it is made out of inexpensive wood. The projects on the cover look great. I hope you experience good sales with your book and also get a lot of new woodworkers making nice things.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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toolguythiel

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#8 posted 1212 days ago

Mike, thanks. The idea isn’t new, but I think it’s always been held back a bit by the pieces looking a little clunky. Though some would say Arts & Crafts is a little clunky, I prefer to say it lends itself to the idea perfectly. Thanks again!

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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stefang

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#9 posted 1212 days ago

I am a big fan of Arts & Crafts, but my wife likes white painted furniture and our whole house is furnished with that. It’s actually good in our home though become it brightens things up quite a bit since it is very dark and gloomy here in the winter and our property doesn’t get any sun then, even when it does occasionally come out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 1212 days ago

Hey hey now… watch it with the clunky arts and crafts comments.. ;)
Barb- I don’t know what PWW books is? I buy rustic wood working books on Amazon for like a penny plus shipping and have a pile, And I have some mission furniture books – byt the big dogs but more recently republished but I have never seen/purchases/read a book by PWW?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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hObOmOnk

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#11 posted 1212 days ago

Hey Dave:

I grabbed a Kindle copy of this book. I’ll read it as soon as I can. It looks like a winner.

-- 温故知新

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Mike Gager

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#12 posted 1212 days ago

cool i look forward to checking out the book

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QuinLeach

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#13 posted 1211 days ago

Very cool – I like this sort of furniture! Popular Woodworking / PWW is a great publisher, thank you for this one, I’m looking forward to it.

-- -- Quin, Oregon

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Pathpounder

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#14 posted 1211 days ago

Been a follower for a long time. Thanks for sharing with us and I will be checking out the book.

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toolguythiel

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#15 posted 1211 days ago

Thanks, Pathpounder! Nice to know there’s someone who remembers my name. Sounds like a TV show song… :0)

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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