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03-03-2011 04:43 PM

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I’ve been reading some books on WW before i’ve built my shop, so i can hit the ground running in about a month or so when i set up my WW shop. Any suggestions on books for beginners, especially your favorite books on making jigs. Joinery books would aslo be something i’m very intrested in. Any help would be appreciated.

Here are some books i purchased on amazon. Some books on cabinet making, b/c wanted to see what all i would need to build some kitchen cabinets for my present house. Maybe some bathroom cabinets too. That wouldn’t be my first project. Would hone my skills before i tackled those projects.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction-Andy Rae
Building Traditional Kitchen Cabinets-Jim Tolpin
The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker: Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-In Cabinet-Robert W. Lang


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#1 posted 03-03-2011 06:54 PM

You’ve got plenty of information about cabinets with those 4 books.
If you’re just starting out, don’t mix and match methods from different
building systems unless you have an experienced friend checking up
on you.

I highly recommend Yeung Chan’s book on power tool joinery. He
shows how to get very exacting results with simple jigs and all the
common joinery tools.

Gary Rogowski’s book on router joinery is kind of old school, but very
useful information if you want to make beautiful joints with minimal tooling.

I don’t have it, but Jim Tolpin’s “Table Saw Magic” is said to be really
good with the practical jigs. I have a few other books by him and they
are very good.

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 12:09 AM

Thx, i’ll check those books after i’m done reading my present ones.

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