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Forum topic by Philip posted 07-19-2014 08:41 PM 606 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-19-2014 08:41 PM

Hey all,

I am looking at making some tools and there are several people here who excel at it. What is a good resource I could turn to for finding good info? I have many FWW articles and shopnotes articles that show how to make some things. I am looking at buying the book: “Making Wood tools” by John Wilson. I looked in the reviews and didn’t see that anyone had put up a review.

Thanks for the direction!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#1 posted 07-19-2014 08:46 PM

^ Very helpful folks that returned my email questions.

Have fun making your own tools, it’s very gratifying.

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#2 posted 07-19-2014 08:49 PM

there are plenty of good blogs right here.

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#3 posted 07-19-2014 08:52 PM

Hi Phillip. I would say that generally speaking anything from Fine Woodworking is good from a technical aspect. They were my main source of woodworking info for many years and I was never disappointed. I have bought a few books from them and I still refer to them pretty often. I subscribe to their net site and I get a lot of useful info there too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-19-2014 09:01 PM

here is a great resource by one of the most resourceful woodworkers out there:

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#5 posted 07-19-2014 10:02 PM

This book download is a great resource for old style hand made tools. Just reading it is worth the time.

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#6 posted 07-19-2014 11:02 PM

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#7 posted 07-19-2014 11:57 PM

Fantastic, thanks everyone! I’ll be posting the results soon…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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