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Forum topic by AaronMichalka posted 01-27-2015 02:52 PM 987 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2015 02:52 PM

Yes, I’m new to the forum. So if this question is in the wrong spot, sorry. Anyway, I chose this forum because of the title…”Skill Share”. I was looking to get a list of specific books people have found helpful, inspiring, or good for reference. Cabinet making books especially…but anything is cool. I read everything.

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#1 posted 01-27-2015 04:57 PM

I would consider a Fine Woodworking online membership. You’ll find a ton of information there. Taunton also has a number of good books/magazines available. I have found Bob Flexner’s book on finishing to be a very good reference.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#2 posted 01-27-2015 05:42 PM

Even though I use power tools whenever possible, I have learned a lot from Roy Underhill.
And the only woodworking book that I have reviewed:
Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works By Bill Hylton Fox Chapel
Read the comments, you will want this book,
Also, I have not read any, but for finishing, I would look to Charles Neil.

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work

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#3 posted 01-27-2015 10:40 PM

Thanks… I’m aware and have read Paul Sellers, Lost Art Press, Taunton etc….Just looking to see what others have/are reading.

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#4 posted 01-27-2015 10:45 PM

Bob Flexner and Jeff Jewitt have excellent books on finishing. Yes, even the newest editions have a few years on them, but they are still relevant, and cover WB finishes as well.

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#5 posted 02-27-2015 07:47 PM

I’m more of a furniture guy myself, so I think anything by Bob Lang or Darrell Peart are as important as any tool in the shop.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#6 posted 02-27-2015 07:54 PM

James Krenov’s Cabinetmaker’s Notebook is the best wodworking book I’ve read. It falls more on the inspiring end of the scale. I wouldn’t suggest it for technical direction, but definitely a fun read. I agree with others on suggestions above

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#7 posted 02-28-2015 11:40 AM

This isn’t the only book you’re going to want but it’s will be the best.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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