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  • #5333
    Dave
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    Paul,

    Do you have any books you would suggest for people looking to make furniture, or just good all round reference books for woodworking with hand tools.

    Thanks!

    -Canada

    #5338
    juryaan
    Participant

    Hi Dave,

    Made by hand from Tom Fidgen is a nice book.

    He shows how to make some nice projects by hand only.

    And the Artisan Course from Paul off course.

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #5339
    Jim Burcicki
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    #5348
    ejpotter
    Participant

    I asked Paul a very similar question on his blog several months ago.  He recommended Aldren Watson’s books.  I now have two: Hand Tools, and Country Furniture.  They are both terrific.  The line drawings are 1000x better than photographs for visualizing what he’s talking about.  I also highly recommend The Essential Woodworker, by Robert Wearing, reprinted by Lost Art Press.  Also Illustrated Cabinetmaking, by Bill Hylton.  And, of course, Paul’s book and DVD course: Working Wood 1/2.

    Just moved to NE Ohio

    #5381
    STEVE MASSIE
    Participant

    + 1 on Paul’s Book along with the others that was mentioned.  You can’t go wrong with any of these books.

     

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #5448
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    I still think that Aldren’s book is the best book for me. I love to pick this book up over all others. It has such insights and the drawings encompass so many things you simply cannot get with photographs. He has given us a real legacy of knowledge and a respect for his father who taught him about woodworking.
    I am working on new books as I type. Not sure which direction to go just yet. Looking for a good publisher right now and there are several options so I look forward to that in the near future.

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