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Forum topic by mhein68 posted 02-24-2010 03:50 AM 1032 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2010 03:50 AM

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Hi all, Do you have any woodworking DVD’s laying around you don’t watch anymore? Do you have any unused books that you would share?...I am a beginner looking for some learning materials.. Looking for really cheap deals…The cheaper the better(aka wife won’t freak out! LOL). Thanks

PS. I am not interested in wood turning…

-- Mike, Southern IL

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 04:00 AM

Greetings mhein68: You’ll be hard-pressed to find these guys on here willing to part with their DVDs and especially woodworking books….although you might get lucky and find someone. We, as woodworkers and shop owners, usually “rat-hole” all our books and magazines, etc. We use these for reference, and to look back through for a project we forgot about, or decided we want to build. I for one would not turn loose of mine.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 05:13 AM

You can get an entire library of books in PDF/electronic format these days, especially magazines. I know I have seen Fine Woodworking archives and some of the others probably have them as well. Not handy for taking with you to the shop or the “reading room”, but the new e-readers will change that soon as the prices drop.

-- Ron -- Bear, DE

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 05:15 AM

What Rick said.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 02-24-2010 05:31 AM

Try your local library. When you run out of titles at that branch, do inter library loan. Sometimes you can even get stuff from nearby states as well. You can usually do that for dvds as well. That way you can ‘try before you buy’ on lots of books and dvd.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 03:53 AM

The internet has a lot of free stuff for woodworking patterns and plans. I have an entire folder of nothing but free plans that I have downloaded and categorized, in hopes that I will build a few of these.

Skalizer is right about the pdf versions of Fine Woodworking, I am going through them quite a bit. Lots of tips and tricks.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 03:55 AM

Jim, I read your story on Charles Neils e-mail newsletter. I can understand why you wouldn’t get rid of anything, they are your teachers. I know, that is how I am learning and have learned, both in construction and in woodworking.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 01:40 PM

Thanks to all that have replied.. I am going to more internet searching for free material.. Hey free is better!!

-- Mike, Southern IL

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