Category Archives: Books, Magazines, & DVDs

My “Naked Woodworker” Bench

Work on the garage finally reached a point where I could start work on assembling my workshop. As mentioned in the last post, I put together my father’s workbench. Last Saturday I also purchased the lumber and began work on … Continue reading

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Sell a Kidney

When we talk about wood being one of the more expensive components of this hobby, we usually aren’t talking about wood-pulp. This January though, Lost Art Press is staking claim to our meager dollars, first with The Anarchist’s Design Book, … Continue reading

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The Anarchist’s Design Book

I just finished reading Christopher Schwarz’s latest, The Anarchist’s Design Book. I won’t give a full review, as even though this is a work of non-fiction I don’t want to offer any spoilers. What I will say is this: if … Continue reading

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The Problem with Wearing…

Not that I wouldn’t still recommend this book, but… Below is an excerpt from Robert Wearing’s The Essential Woodworker: Skills, Tools And Methods. To learn to gauge, first put a length of wood in the vice, projecting about 50mm (2in.). … Continue reading

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The Essential Woodworker by Robert Wearing

I have spoken quite a bit to anyone that cared to listen about how easily frustrated you can get trying to learn this craft on your own. I’ve gone on about how what is out there on television, in magazines, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Build a Campaign Chair DVD

Upcoming project? I’ve been thinking about building one of these eventually. When the DVD comes out later this month I’ll watch it and see if I think I’m up to the challenge. Lost Art Press One of the most influential … Continue reading

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(Before) My First Project: Getting Started

I was mulling it over, thinking I might enjoy woodworking for a couple years before I got started. I can’t remember who I mentioned it to, but they said to me that the first thing I’d need was a bench. … Continue reading

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