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Forum topic by HokieMojo posted 1312 days ago 1782 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HokieMojo

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1312 days ago

Does anyone have the radial arm saw book by Mr Sawdust that they’d sell for a reasonable price? With shipping, it comes to almost $40 new and that seems pretty steep for such a short book. I just thought I’d ask.


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 1312 days ago

Greetings Hokie,

Sorry…... I’ve never heard of that book….. and I have a RAS…..I have no books on it, come to think of it.

Have you tried Amazon.com to see if they might carry it? I buy some books from them from time to time.

How about the library where you live ? Should be some sourse to find it….... good luck in your search…

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#2 posted 1311 days ago

Thanks Rick,
I did try Amazon but they actually wanted twice the retail price for a used copy. I can still buy it new though. Not sure what that seller is thinking. I’ve tried the library but no luck yet. I’m still searching. Ironically, I’ve seen a few for sale but they are always being thrown in with an RAS. I don’t need another saw though (-:

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Jeff Schnell

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#3 posted 1311 days ago

Is this the one you are looking for?

https://www.dovetalebooks.com/sawdust/proddetail.php?prod=sawdust01

-- Jeff Schnell, Tuckahoe, NJ

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HokieMojo

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#4 posted 1311 days ago

That is the one Jeff. I’m just hoping to find a used copy for less than the new price of $30+$9 shipping.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1310 days ago

I just checked my secret book source, it will be hard to find used. None out there :-((

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1152 days ago

I would like that same book, but I done ran out of $$$.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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HokieMojo

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#7 posted 1152 days ago

I ended up buying it new. I don’t regret it one bit. IT is an excellent resource and I’ve already read it a few times, even though I don’t have my saw up and running yet.

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NBeener

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#8 posted 1152 days ago

I didn’t even see this thread.

I bit the bullet, and bought it, too.

I’m slowly accumulating a few cheap, used RAS books, but … Mr. Sawdust … will be the only book IN the drawer, IN the RAS cabinet.

Yeah. It’s THAT good :-)

-- -- Neil

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 1152 days ago

Neil, Will it make me want to get a RAS? ;-))

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

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NBeener

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#10 posted 1152 days ago

Wait a minute …..

If you’re tuning into ME, CHARLES, HOKIE-MOJO, and … (who am I forgetting) .. Blake …. and any others who are, currently, or who HAVE, RECENTLY, re-worked an old ‘arn RAS … and you’re STILL not pining for one … then ….

a) The Mr. Sawdust book MIGHT do it, or ….

b) You might not TRULY bleed shellac ;-)

It’s a well written book. The guy was there at the beginning, and tells it like it is.

I’m building up quite a collection of WW reference books (all used, and ALL quite cheap). At this point, besides the Kunkel book (Mr. Sawdust), I HAVE, or have on the way … JUST for the RAS …..

Getting the Most Out of Your Radial Saw
Radial Arm Saw Techniques – Cliffe
The Magic of your Radial Arm Saw
Easy ways to expert woodworking
Newest Ways to Expert Woodworking
Fine Tuning Your Radial Arm Saw

Ironically, I’m a VERY visual learner. Lemme’ read it (if I can), and I’ll know it, cold.

Ya’ know … at … maybe $7 ea, on average, there’s a HECKUVA lot of knowledge in these books.

Cumulatively, it’s like a day’s worth of posts on THIS site :-)

But … yeah … we’re keeping Wally Kunkel’s kids in fairly high style (he’s deceased).

-- -- Neil

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