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10-26-2012 01:34 PM

I’m a simpleton when it comes to joinery and selecting the right joint for any particular situation. There must be some good books out there that I should have on my shelf. Recommendations?

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#1 posted 10-26-2012 01:42 PM

I really like a book from Taunton Press, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery by Gary Rogowski.

The book is very well organized and has, well, many illustrations.

On Amazon, you can peek inside:
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Illustrated-Guide-Joinery/dp/1561584010/ref=sr11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1351258820&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Complete+Illustrated+Guide+to+Joinery

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 01:54 PM

I have this one. Its a great reference. My local library carries several dozen WW books, including the one I cite below. I liked enough to buy my own copy. You might want to take a look at your local library before buying.

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#3 posted 10-26-2012 01:58 PM

If you are wanted something about timber frame joinery then I would recommend “Timber Frame Construction” by Jack Sobon and Roger Schroeder.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=42789&cat=1,46096,46108

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 02:00 PM

Mind boggling joinery is awesome.

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#5 posted 10-26-2012 02:26 PM

Old books downloadable for free
http://www.evenfallstudios.com/woodworks_library/woodworks_library.html#Hand%20Tools

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#6 posted 10-26-2012 03:16 PM

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#7 posted 10-26-2012 03:40 PM

Yeung Chan’s book on power tool joinery is top shelf.

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#8 posted 10-26-2012 03:52 PM

Here’s my favorite…

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#9 posted 10-26-2012 04:09 PM

I have purchased at least 20 books on joinery over time and have not found any books as good as Gary Rogowski’s “Joinery” The book ChuckV has a link to in the first response. This book shows many types of joinery with photos of the step by step process on how to make them, in addition it has three different ways to make each joint. I recommend it to all of my students.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 10-26-2012 04:18 PM

+1 for Rogowski’s book … my wife gave it to me as a Christmas present a few years back … gotta love that woman!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#11 posted 10-26-2012 05:02 PM

Rogowski’s is great, but my favorite in recent years, in spite of all I’ve seen, has been Yeung Chan’s Classic Joints With Power Tools, mentioned by Loren above. A favorite because he gives several ways to achieve the same joint by different methods, includes any jigs needed and shows hand tool work as well as power tool work. Here’s my review of it: Classic Joints With Power Tools

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#12 posted 10-26-2012 05:35 PM

Oh come on Barb ! where am I going to put my 21st book on joinery ? HA HA . Oh well I guess I could get rid of my book on 2×4 furniture (to complicated any how :))) if you say it’s good it has to be good. Thanks for the tip.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-26-2012 05:56 PM

Gary Rogowski’s book is excellent. +1

Rich;)

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#14 posted 10-26-2012 06:41 PM

Okay, I’ve ordered three books today. Thanks for all the input.

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#15 posted 10-26-2012 09:49 PM

You’re set! And Jim, there’s always room for another bookshelf! heh.

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