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09-15-2010 07:55 PM

Hey guys, I’m new to this whole thing and wanted to start reading around online or off: are there any really great publications for the furniture design and/or woodworking industries?

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 08:03 PM

You’re in luck, There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books, publications and videos on these topics.
Start with Google and/or a trip to your local library.

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 08:19 PM

My favorite periodicals in print on woodworking are Wood Magazine, and Shop Notes. Some guys prefer Fine Woodworking.

Online the best woodworking sites I have come across (and this is NOT to disparage any others, these are just my favorites) are the following.

Blogs and Magazine type online publications.

And then there are the forums. Lumberjocks obviously, but there is also…, this is oriented toward Ryobi BT3×00 series saw, and the Craftsman clones users, and is one of the best forums on the net from my experience… , another top notch, very helpful and friendly forum. another excellent forum…

There are also some links that may be of interest to you…

There is Bill Pentz' excellent site featuring his dust collection research. It’s enough to brain melt a rocket scientist.
Phil Thien's site, featuring his trash can cyclone separator work, and discussion forums. I use Thien Cyclones very effectively in my shop.

I am sure other folks will post up more helpful info, but this should get you started… Don’t take Bill’s writings too deeply. His site is written for the advanced engineer, and it takes a while to wrap your head around it, but I will say this… he does do a good job of driving home just how important dust collection is…

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