|Forum topic by Jim Bertelson||posted 11-26-2009 08:24 PM||1417 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-26-2009 08:24 PM
As I scanned some recent posts, one by Barbs, another by kindlingmaker, I was introduced to some online sources, and was reminded of my search for books on woodworking. I wondered if there was a more systematic way to help LJ’s find good sources of information, both online, and in books.
I have seen, in a totally unrelated hobby, a recommended reading list maintained on a forum topic, and regularly updated. I thought it would be great if some of the experienced LJ’s who like to read, and perhaps have a number of books to recommend, could share their thoughts and opinions.
As fodder for discussion, I wonder if a group of self designated people could come to some agreement on the best sources (meaning books, printed or electronic, or web sites) on a select number of topics. And then maintain a list somewhere here.
For example, Basic Woodworking Skills, Hand Tools, Machine Tools, Finishing, Jigs, Joints, etc. Of course there are all kinds of sources. Even videos such as Todd Clippinger’s excellent card scraper demonstration would be pertinent.
I suspect there would be lots of controversary and opinion, but I bet there would be a general conscensus.
I don’t know what would be the best format for this, but I am sure some LJ would have a good solution.
-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska