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GregTP

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10-10-2016 12:50 AM

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Hi all. I find myself in need of a new book to read and thought I would ask for advice on what to pick up in the way of woodworking literature. I’m not a newbie but certainly no master either, I’m thinking I would like to study up on design elements and composition hopefully with some elements of material selection.

What would you suggest?

-- From exercise machine warning label: "Step ladders can cause injury and even death; the ROM machine is more dangerous than a stepladder"


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#1 posted 10-10-2016 01:13 AM

I recently read the book by Marc J. Spagnuolo (The Wood Whisperer) called Hybrid Woodworking It’s about integrating hand tools into power tool woodworking. I found it quite relevant since I had just picked up a couple of hand planes. Very insightful and a a very good read. You can also get a downloadable PDF. I keep a copy on my tablet.

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 03:30 AM

I really enjoyed Schwarz’s “The Anarchist’s Toolchest”. Well written with lots of good information.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#3 posted 10-10-2016 05:47 AM

The two books listed so far are good books in the hybrid sense, if you want inspiration read Krenov’s The Fine Art of Cabinet Making or The Impractical Cabinetmaker!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 10-10-2016 07:26 AM

The best is the holy trilogy by Tage Frid. But you seem more interested in a book on design. I’m on limited internet at the moment because of the storm, buy there was a good book on the subject by Gottshall, i think .

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#5 posted 10-10-2016 01:34 PM

By Hand and Eye By Geo Walker and Jim Tolpin is a great design book.

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#6 posted 10-11-2016 01:13 AM

Thanks guys!

-- From exercise machine warning label: "Step ladders can cause injury and even death; the ROM machine is more dangerous than a stepladder"

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