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Forum topic by Peik Löf posted 05-17-2009 02:12 AM 1109 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Peik Löf

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05-17-2009 02:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: books resource question arts and crafts greene and greene shaker modern traditional

Im gonna take a wild guess that you guys know of all the books that one needs/should have, as a woodworker :D

Just wondering if you guys got any suggestions, i live in Finland so im guessing some of them might be a bit hard to get, but its gonna be a long and boring summer (just baking in the sun -.-) so i might as well read up.


(the more the merrier)

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#1 posted 05-17-2009 03:04 AM

Hey Peik
I have so many books I don’t remember them all but in general I have not found any books from taunton press that I did not like and learn from . They also sell the full set of of Fine Woodworking Magazines on DVD . Its great and easily searched .I also like the 9 volume set written by Tage Frid one of the most knowledgeable woodworkers every. I would include tautons book “Joinery” by Gary Rogowski not books but I would also include finewoodworking .com and all of Charles Neils DVDs on line on “you tube” and the ones he has for sale. That could keep you busy for a year or two.

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#2 posted 05-17-2009 10:51 PM

Nick Engler’s Woodworking Wisdom: The Ultimate Guide will tel yoiu everything you need to know about woodworking.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Peik Löf

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#3 posted 05-17-2009 11:00 PM

Excellent, wont be able to get any of it in a library though so i will write it down and buy them eventually
(maybe get them for my birthday ;PP)

Keep ‘em coming :D

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 07:38 PM

“The Village Carpenter (if you can find it) I ordered mine from Walden Books, $8.00 last year. Taunten does create great books. Just received Make a Chair from a Tree…by John D Alexander Jr. $5.00 from Amazon first edition. Speaking of Amazon, I have found they are usually cheaper then going to Taunten Press. When I emailed and asked why this was so, the reply was that Amazon ordered more books. And here I thought I was ordering from the publisher. Go figure. I usually check through and then go to Amazon. I also pick up books from the antique stores, library sales and occasionally estate and yard sales. I have several books for the high school woodworker or vocational worker that dates in the 20’s and 30’s. These have instructions on making jigs that are seldom seen anymore. If you have a laptop and want to bask in the sun, have you checked out: or If you google free books you’ll get a few more choices. Also our local library has books on line at no cost yours may as well. We just have to let them know what we are interested in reading. If you let us know what type of woodworking that you are interested in, it would help with the titles. Power or Hand -furniture, carving, you get the idea…

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#5 posted 05-18-2009 08:20 PM

“Illustrated Cabinet Making” (How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works) This is a great book by Bill Hylon published by Fox Chapel Publishing that covers just about everything and how they go together.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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