What good wood related books have you read lately?

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Forum topic by molan posted 06-07-2012 01:10 AM 1657 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2012 01:10 AM

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I just finished reading “The Anarchists’s Tool Chest” by Christopher Schwarz. it was a really good read. The book deals with what hand tools you need to be an effective wood worker if you make mainly furniture.
Now I need to find my next book to read and was wondering what good books the rest of the community has come across?


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#1 posted 06-07-2012 01:30 AM

I’ve bought a ton recently, but haven’t gotten to read much.

Making Wood Signs by Patrick Spielman
Tauntons Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking
The Real Wood Bible by Nick Gibbs
Complete Manual of Woodworking by Albert Jackson and David Day
Building with Secondhand Stuff by Chris Peterson

And since I’m in the process of buying a house
Holmes Inspection by Mike Holmes
The Complete Book of Home Inspection by Norman Becker
Inspecting a House by Rex Cauldwell

I’ve been planning on getting How to Choose and Use Bench Planes and Scrapers by John English? Anyone else have it or ever check it out?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 01:38 PM

I’ve started reading Hoadley's Understanding Wood . This is a great book. Excellent photographs and illustrations. A lot of information. -Jack

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 02:52 AM

I will have to check these out. Understanding wood looks interesting


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