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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 06-21-2010 03:16 AM 1158 views 2 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-21-2010 03:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: online hand tool guide beginners

This looks like a great online introduction for beginners. I stumbled across this basic handtool guide on the web:

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 03:43 AM

Thats a good one Bob

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 04:05 AM

Nice link..thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 04:14 AM

All that and much much more @ Basically every woodworking media file ever produced. I can not speak to the copyright information on any of it though. I would say easily 500+ Hours of video, tons of books, & every magazine out there. Mostly Hotfile & Rapidshare hosted files.

BTW your link is to a book that is part of a “Time Live” series which is actually pretty good. They have I think a dozen or so books in the series.

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 04:33 AM

That’s a Great Site! I just spent 30 Minutes or so on there looking around.

When I was in High School about 100 Years Ago. It was a 4 Year course and you specialized in Certain Subjects as you progressed.

I took Woodworking for 2 Years. In the first year you used Hand Tools ONLY! You had about 10 Projects you had to complete by Years End. They were designed so that you used EVERY Hand Tool that existed at the time. They also involved EVERY type of Joint you can imagine. ALL types of Wood, Glue, Fasteners etc.

In the Second Year The Only Power Tools you “Progressed” to were a HUGE Band Saw, Table Saw, a Large Wood Lathe and a Planner. Even now I Enjoy doing some Projects ALL by Hand.

The Title of that Beginners Book is “The Art Of Woodworking.” (All HAND Tools) I believe that Book is Very Appropriately Titled.

Which leads me to a Question that I’ve been thinking about asking for a long time on here. BUT! I won’t because that’s not what this Post is about. MAYBE, one of these days??????

EDIT: I kind of missed the original Title and took the Post to be about Information. BUT! “Who needs power tools?” is more to the point of what I was thinking and ….NAH! I’m gone.

Thanks for the Info Bob. It’s Bookmarked. There’s a LOT of other Good Stuff on there.


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#5 posted 06-21-2010 06:23 AM

I noticed that was a Time Book. A bit surprised it was out on the web like that. I just tagged it beginner so any one new exploring the web and finding this site wouold find it.

You’re all welcome ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-21-2010 07:56 AM

Really appreciate your labors to share with us all!

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