The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworker's Reflections

16 October 2019 | By George Nakashima | Filed in: woodwork.

On a farmlike compound near New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his family, and fellow wood workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber Tables, desks, chairs, and cabinets from this simple workshop grace the homes and mansions and executive boardrooms of people who pri

Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings

16 October 2019 | By Aldren A. Watson | Filed in: woodwork.

For those who would like to have the benefit of a woodworker s extensive experience with hand tools, this is the book to own Crammed with practical information, it is the next best thing to looking over a craftsman s shoulder as he works with his tools, asking questions and getting straight answers

By Hand & Eye

16 October 2019 | By George R. Walker | Filed in: woodwork.

By Hand Eye is a deep dive into the world of history, architecture and design And the authors have emerged with armloads of pearls for readers Instead of serving up a list of formulas with magical names i.e the Golden Section, the Rule of Thirds that will transform the mundane into perfecti

The New Traditional Woodworker: From Tool Set to Skill Set to Mind Set

16 October 2019 | By Jim Tolpin | Filed in: woodwork.

Working Wood, Not Machining It If you re interested in working with wood rather than machining it, you will be relieved to learn that expensive powered machinery isn t required to build furniture You can also forget the dust masks, face shields and hearing protection since many of the safety c

The Complete Manual of Woodworking

16 October 2019 | By Albert Jackson | Filed in: woodwork.

With than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, this authoritative guide encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, it has become a classic It includes a discussion of all the principal har

The Joiner and Cabinet Maker: His Work and Its Principles

16 October 2019 | By Anonymous | Filed in: woodwork.

The Joiner and Cabinet Maker is a huge book with than 370 pages of detailed handtool instruction, including many processes that have not been covered before in the early woodworking literature Though this sounds impossible, please read on Let s begin in 1839 In that year, an English publ

Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish

16 October 2019 | By Bob Flexner | Filed in: woodwork.

Taking the mystery out of wood finishing, this completely updated second edition includes the latest technical updates on materials and techniques from spray guns to French polishing with detailed step by step instructions and explanations The most practical, comprehensive book on finishing ever

Complete Guide to Sharpening

16 October 2019 | By Leonard Lee | Filed in: woodwork.

Lee, a well known tool manufacturer, covers the practical and technical information to sharpen tools quickly, efficiently and safely Descriptive photos, clear line drawings and step by step instructions show exactly how to improve the performance and safety of any cutting tool 255 photos.

A Cabinetmaker's Notebook

16 October 2019 | By James Krenov | Filed in: woodwork.

Cabinetmaking at the highest level is an art, a discipline, a philosophy even a way of life in addition to being a useful craft In this book one of the greatest living cabinetmakers reflects on the deeper meanings of his craft and explains for less accomplished workers how the right attitudes towar

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

16 October 2019 | By Nick Offerman | Filed in: woodwork.

After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he s known best his incredible real life woodshop Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest to god hard day s work Offerman Woodshop Captained by hi

The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers

16 October 2019 | By Ron Hock | Filed in: woodwork.

Sharp Tools Work Better If you ve never experienced the pleasure of using a really sharp tool, you re missing one of the real pleasures of woodworking In The Perfect Edge, the mystery of the elusive sharp edge is solved by long time sharpening expert and tool maker Ron Hock You ll soon find how e

The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop

16 October 2019 | By Tom Fidgen | Filed in: woodwork.

Woodworker Tom Fidgen is very well known in the online woodworking community, and his first book, Made by Hand, was critically acclaimed In his second book, Fidgen presents hand tool woodworking projects for the home and workshop The projects have a distinctive retro look, recycling designs f