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Forum topic by WoodsmanWoodworker posted 09-14-2010 11:58 PM 4510 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodsmanWoodworker

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09-14-2010 11:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question help book books hand tool tools

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I have a list of 3 books. I want only the best one that gives detail on what woodworking hand tools there are for me to choose from and what they do. I have many projects in mind that i want to do. To name a few… a connect 4, chair, cutting board, wood flutes, and wood rings.

Woodworker hand tools – rick peters
Hand tools – Aldren Watson
Hand tool essentails – popular woodworking mag.
Maybe one i missed and is better then the other 3.

thanks for your help

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hObOmOnk

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 12:06 AM

TVTA (Too Vague To Answer).

It depends on what you want to do.

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WoodsmanWoodworker

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 05:36 AM

Thanks, i’ll rewrite my description more in depth and check out that other book.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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Pete Mohr

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 02:14 PM

I’d strongly recommend “The Essential Woodworker” by Robert Wearing.
http://blog.lostartpress.com/2010/05/02/Coming+This+Summer+Robert+Wearings+The+Essential+Woodworker.aspx

pete

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#4 posted 09-15-2010 03:27 PM

Nick Engler’s book “Woodworking Wisdom” is a virtual bible on woodworking. It’s out of print, but can easily be found at reasonable cost on internet book sites such as www.abebooks.com

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WoodsmanWoodworker

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#5 posted 09-15-2010 04:32 PM

Thanks…i’ll take a look at those also.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 09:32 PM

Hand Tool Essentials is a great book. Very good info in there. I read it while I was deployed and it really does a good job with many aspects of hand tool work. Of all the books I have on hand tools, this one is my favorite. I have a couple of the others listed here, but this is one is better, IMO.

Hand Tools by Aldren Watson is a good book also. It has lots of useful information and is a down and dirty for some use. Not a lot of pictures, but a lot if illustrations which help clearly define what the text refers to.

I am unfamiliar with the third one.

-- Mike

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