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01-16-2007 07:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodworking books magazines resource book list

Jim Bertelson has started a BOOK LIST.

So anytime you share one of your favorite books on this thread, he will place it on the book list.

He’s done a great job with this, so give him your support, & add your favorites here.

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I was thinking today about some of you who are Woodworking beginners, & searching for plans, & trying to add to their knowledge of Woodworking. After many years of Woodworking, I’m still always looking at new books, & magazines.
I’d like to start a list of some of my favorites, so I’ll start out with this one. I already ran a search for it on the internet.

1. http://www.amazon.com/Measured-Shop-Drawings-American-Furniture/dp/0806967927

I’ll be adding more, & may some of you Lumberjocks can add to it. Or maybe we could start a Master List of Favorites. How about it Martin?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1


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#1 posted 01-16-2007 07:30 PM

For now just add them here, please.. Great idea, Dick!

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#2 posted 01-16-2007 07:38 PM

Thanks Martin, I guess I’m always bothering you!! We get that way in the Winter.

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#3 posted 01-16-2007 07:44 PM

LOL.. no problem, Dick.. keep bothering me. And also keep adding those books here ;)

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#4 posted 01-16-2007 07:45 PM

2. http://www.amazon.com/Better-Yourself-Country-Furniture-Handyman-Magazine/dp/0878576290

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 01-16-2007 07:58 PM

3. http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0486270033/ref=sib_dp_pt/002-0889200-5373661#reader-link

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 01-16-2007 08:07 PM

4. This book is well illustrated with some nice projects. http://www.biblio.com/books/3201334.html

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#7 posted 01-16-2007 11:01 PM

Hi Dick;
—-well, since I don’t see much around on ‘rustic’, I thought I would add some books on ‘rustic furiture’, ‘rustic camps’ and well just ‘rustic’....

A good place to start for Rustic in the Adirondack’s is at: The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, NY….www.adkmuseum.org/info/index.shtml

If one is wanting to study and learn about rustic furniture and the rustic tradition then here is an excellent book on the subject; ”Adirondack Furniture and the Rustic Furniture”,—By Craig Gilborn.

Folk furniture in all its whimsical glory. From custom root and burl to peeled pole and mosaic twig�it�s the regional style that has captivated the country. With profiles of manufactured furniture for cottage and bungalow. Includes a list of rustic furniture makers. 374 illustrations, 51 in color. 349 pages. 1987. Softcover. www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/merchant/store/index.shtml Just go to books and Rustic Style

I read this one over and over!
Frank

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#8 posted 01-16-2007 11:20 PM

—-another great book on ‘rustic’ is a study on their camps in the Adirondacks, by the same author, Craig Gilborn. No study on rustic furniture is complete without this one, which deals with how the furniture came out of the woods intio their camps. ”Adirondack Camps: Homes Away From Home 1850-1950” —by Craig Gilborn

www.amazon.com/Adirondack-Camps-Homes-Away-1850-1950/dp/0815606265

This is another one I read over and over. They used to sell this one also at the Adirondack Museum but I did not see it listed there. Might be out of print but is worth the bucks if you can find it!

Also I am including the book; Adirondack Furniture and the Rustic Tradition —by Craig Gilborn. www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0810929163/ref=sib_dp_pt/105-1857296-7989206#reader-link

These two are must reads to understanding rustic furniture!
Frank

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#9 posted 01-16-2007 11:37 PM

—-another good book that I have and am always going back to is: ”Measured Shop Drawings for American Furniture” —by Thos. Moser

Mine is a hardcopy and rather old and worn but I noticed these are soft copies and probably less bucks: www.amazon.com/Measured-Shop-Drawings-American-Furniture/dp/0806967927

A great book to beginning to understand the influence of Shaker, Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton designs. Also included in the book are more then 400 photos and measured shop drawings (each to scale and with designers notations and complete dimensions).

Great book!
Frank

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#10 posted 01-16-2007 11:46 PM

—-another one of my favorites that I am always going to is: ”The Toolbox Book” —by Jim Tolpin

If you like to study toolboxes and want some understanding and ideas on making your own then this is another excellent read. www.taunton.com/store/pages/070394.asp and www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1561582727/ref=sib_dp_pt/105-1857296-7989206#reader-link

Another great read!
Frank

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#11 posted 01-16-2007 11:58 PM

—-here is a good book for understanding wood finishing: ”Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish” —by Bob Flexner www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/pages/bw0015.asp also included on this page is a good read on: Protecting Wood as a free download. and www.woodzone.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=444808&Category_Code=finishing

Frank

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#12 posted 01-17-2007 12:13 AM

—-and since I also do green woodworking as rustic, one of my first books on the subject that I read and still read is: ”Green Woodworking: Handcrafting Wood from Log to Finished Product” —by Drew Langsner Mine is an older eddition from 1987 and might be hard to find but I have also noticed some newer revised editions. www.countryworkshops.org/ and www.allbookstores.com/book/0878576894/Drew_Langsner/Green_Woodworking.html

Another good read if you are wanting an understanding of how to work with green wood and the tools involved!
Frank

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#13 posted 01-17-2007 01:22 AM

Thanks Frank, somebody should find something that peaks their interest. I have some more to add yet. Some of mine are older books, yet good ones. I also have some others that aren’t so good.

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#14 posted 01-17-2007 05:00 AM

I got this for Christmas from my nephew when I told every one I wanted tools, but I am Amazed at this selection The Complete Manual of Woodworking It is fully illistrated with joinery technques, tools, pictures of exotic woods, fine furniture… Great All-Around Book for Beginners and Experienced Wookworkers alike.

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#15 posted 01-17-2007 06:36 AM

Frank, I looked at the book Home Away From Home and nearly choked!!!
They’re asking $135.00 for a used copy… Frank, I’ve bought cars for less than that. LOL
I’m going to have to look in used book stores as soon as I find one in the area.
Thanks for the info though. As I’ve said before, I’m developing my own style of “rustic” but like anything else, you have to study the masters first.

-- Dennis, Tennessee

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