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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 12-14-2016 04:30 AM 688 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-14-2016 04:30 AM

What book would you all sugges that would be a decent read that goes into a bunch of different facets of woodworking? Something that is electronic friendly (kindle). I am deploying soon and would like something to read that isn’t dry but something that I can continue to learn from. Flight(s) will be like 15 hours so lots of reading time!

Thanks for the suggestions!

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#1 posted 12-14-2016 04:48 AM

Understanding Wood by Bruce Hoadley

Where are you headed?

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#2 posted 12-14-2016 04:58 AM

Middle East. I can’t say where.

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#3 posted 12-14-2016 05:06 AM

Thanks for serving, brother. Godspeed.

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#4 posted 12-14-2016 05:24 AM

Thank you. And I appreciate the recommendation

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#5 posted 12-14-2016 04:33 PM

I’ve purchased all the digital Woodworking magazines. So I have all issues of Wood Magazine, ShopNotes, WoodSmith, Fine Woodworking and WoodCraft all on my tablet. I use Moon Reader Pro (Android) to read the magazines. Its pretty much enough reading material for years (at least the way I read them)

Something to think about if your interested in Woodworking Mags. Just go to whichever magazines website your interested in. You can normally purchase every back issue for $100 or less. Or if you want to be cheap, I guess you can find them via torrents.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#6 posted 12-14-2016 04:42 PM

“Understanding Wood” has good information, but I found it dryer than a kiln dried board left in Death Valley… ;^)

Illustrated Cabinet Making” by Hylton, isn’t a bad read

Encyclopedia of Furniture Making” is decent, too…

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#7 posted 12-15-2016 03:25 AM

My respect and appreciation. Be careful and get back to those who love you, soon.

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#9 posted 12-15-2016 03:59 AM

Router Magic by Bill Hylton
Any Doug Stowe book on box making. His Basic Box Making is a nice series of builds.
Great idea on the magazine archives. Last year I bought an older version of the ShopNotes archive (through 2012) for around $20 on the auction. I have the years since then in print, so no big deal. The extra $80 bought me about 40 bf of air dried walnut shorts (12” x 48”, clear and in 4 or 5 board flitches—felt like I stole it!!)

Thanks for your service. Godspeed.

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#10 posted 12-15-2016 04:06 AM

+1 for the Woodsmith and Shopnotes magazine back issues. Lots of great info and projects. They are a little pricey though. You can buy them directly from their web stores on DVD, You can simply copy them to a PC and then transfer them (they are PDF) to a tablet. Send me a PM if you need some technical assistance getting it copied to your tablet.

Fine Woodworking back issues may be a little cheaper, if you can find a copy of the DVD that doesn’t have the latest complete year (2015), but not sure it can be transferred as easily to your tablet.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#11 posted 12-15-2016 04:56 AM

Understanding Wood by Bruce Hoadley

Where are you headed?

- ColonelTravis

Great book. The moisture content is 1%. It’s beyond dry. However, it’s a must read.

The Tage Frid 3 volume set is only 70$ or so on amazon. I’ve heard great things.

-- There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

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#12 posted 12-15-2016 05:34 AM

Everyone above has answered the question I just want to add my thanks for your service!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 12-15-2016 05:49 AM

Thank you for your service!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#14 posted 12-15-2016 07:33 AM

The correct answer is Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking 3 volume set, it’s literally a college course in woodworking. Not sure if it’s available on Kindle unfortunately.

-- Rick M,

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#15 posted 12-15-2016 06:57 PM

Thank you all for the suggestions. Looks like I will have plenty to read. I appreciate all the prayers and well wishes.

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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