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bluekingfisher

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04-13-2012 01:42 PM

i was looking through the Woodsmith website with the view to buying a couple of their books. Of course, one of my preferences was shown as sold out it was the “Tablesaw Secrets” book

My question is, does anyone have it and is it worth hanging on for it to come back into stock.

I also have the WS 5 series DVD set, would most of the info be in them anyway?

Whada ya think fellahs?

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 04-13-2012 02:47 PM

Hi David:

Wish I could help you, but I never bought the book “Tablesaw Secrets”, as I’ve got every copy of Woodsmith magazine….I never felt I really needed it, as I’ve got a couple of good books on table sawing…One of the best books I have is called “Table Saw Techniques” by Robert W. Cliffe…It’s a good book, but pretty old…don’t even know if they still put it out….All the ww magazines that I take (5-6) always has articles in them about table saws and techniques….so I get my “fix” with them….lol.
I almost bought the book you’re referring to, but it was $10, so I passed..Didn’t know if it would be any better than the ones I have….probably more updated, but…...? I guess there ia always new tricks to learn….

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#2 posted 04-13-2012 04:34 PM

Woodworking information is repetitive. Just so you know. There
are several decent books on setting up and using table saws. Some
of them are better on the jigs than others, so if jigs and techniques
are what you’re after avoid the books that focus on saw selection,
accessories and safety.

Jim Tolpin’s “Table Saw Magic” is pretty good on the jigs and
special cuts like coves.

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#3 posted 04-13-2012 05:25 PM

bluekingfisher, I do own that book. I am very pleased with it. I bought mine at Lowes. It says $9.95 on the cover. Seems like I paid a little less for it. One of the projects it has is a work center around a table saw. It is for a contractor style saw. You take the legs off, build a box under it, and storage around it all. I want to do that to mine.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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bluekingfisher

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 08:17 AM

Morning fellahs thanks for responding, Hi Rick – I have seen your magazine collection, I think you had it posted ion a tpoic when discussing a magazine rack for shop books a while back??. You have a very very extensive collection, so I guess you wouldn’t need a “doubler” I think I have book you refer to by Robert Cliffe (Is it the ring binder book, mainly black and white photos? grey cover?)

Loren – I agree, the books aimed a WW tend to be repetative and after a while the collection grows, so much so that the other day I was looking for an article I had seen in one of them and spent an afternoon rooting through every magazine and book I had, still couldn’t find it.

Rmoore – Pleased to hear you liked the book, the article you mentioned on the workstation for the table saw was the one that caught my eye on the sales pitch advert as well as a couple of others. I guess the fact that it is sold out is an indication of its popularity.

Thanks again all.

David

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 06:57 PM

Hi David:

I just found this post…looked back through some post and saw it…...The book you described by Robert Cliffe is not the same book I have…..Mine is like an 8×10 size paperback, and has a picture of a saw blade in a table saw, and a oak board cut with box joints….all on the front cover….It has 350 pages, and is a 1997 revised edition…..but yes….all the pictures are black and white…...not the book you described…...

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#6 posted 04-17-2012 07:34 AM

Hi Rick, Now you have me thinking, I’ll have a look at my “Library” tonight butI’m sure it is the book I described, perhaps a revised edition?

I’ll check it out tonight.

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#7 posted 04-17-2012 07:45 AM

Hi Rick, just phoned J at home, she confirmed the book I have. It#s this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Table-Saw-Workshop-Bench-Reference/dp/0806997796/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1334648585&sr=8-8

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#8 posted 04-17-2012 07:52 AM

Hi again Rick – just had a look for the book you described, defo a different book. I saw it on Amazon, at £1.45 (as new) it would have been rude not to buy it.

Thanks for the tip mate.

David

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 04-17-2012 01:29 PM

Hi David:

Well….maybe by you buying that book and the one you already have, you can double-up on your table saw knowledge…...lol. Robert Cliffe has some good books out…wish I had the one on Radial Arm Saws…I may pick it up …..fot that price, you can’t go wrong…..I got your email this a.m…......keep me posted… R.

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#10 posted 04-17-2012 02:01 PM

Hi Rick, just had another look on Amazon for the radial Arm book by Mr Cliffe (RIP). I have the RAS Basics book but noticed the one you would like is $0.72.

If you remain a good boy I may buy it for your Christmas lol

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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