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Reference material list (books, mags, links)

This has been discussed and some members showed interest in a "go to" thread for reading materials. I think we all read what we can about this hobby/profession as a learning tool, that is the main reason most of us are here in the first place as a knowledge share.

Good woodworking books, interesting articles etc. If you read something that you think may be helpful to another member, post it here. I am even adding links to reference. I am not crazy about the idea of links to retail (lumberyard for example) sites, just reference.

This can be changed if someone has a better idea. I think you should enter the subject in the title of your post. If it is about finishing for example, use that as a title. If it is just general, that is fine too. Tell us what you got out of the material as sort of an overview for someone else researching the same topic.
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wood id links

Here are some links I dragged out of old posts:

Do you have reference sites favorited for wood ID ? I do. I will add a couple here, feel free to post your own links.

Here is a great one (I think I have linked it before) this guy has went to major effort to compile 1000's of pictures of wood species. http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/person...indextotal.htm

Here is another. It is more tree related, but thats where lumber comes from . For you woodworkers that may want to have your own lumber milled, this is a tree id link. You never know, the neighbor may be cutting down a tree that would make some great projects. I used this alot getting started milling, until I could id stuff from memory.http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/map/zonemap.cfm

Anyone else have any ? Not just wood id, but maybe wood properties/uses. This one has been linked here before (where I found it ) but we might as well put all the links in one place as a go to thread for research. A toxic wood list. http://www.mimf.com/archives/toxic.htm

Here is another. Kinda text heavy, but there are some pictures (you have to click the links to see the images). Interesting read if you want to know more about figure in wood (curly, burls...), like possible causes and what to look for. http://www.ag.auburn.edu/aaes/commun...dex.html#intro
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Understanding wood

The first book (in my opinion) any woodworker should read. Some guys who have been at it for 20 years, still drag it off the shelf.

Understanding Wood: A Craftman's Guide to Wood Technology. Author Bruce Hoadley.
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OK... more "Structural" related

The Wood Handbook Wood as an Engineering Material:
http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm

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Can we post some post some PDF files, post a link to rapidshare.com?
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Table Saw Techniques

When I first purchased my table saw, I bought "Table Saw Techniques, Revised Edition" by Roger Cliffe.

It has a lot of good information on many different tasks and is well organized.
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One of the best books I have purchased is "A guide to basic sharpening" by Taunton Press. It is available from Lee Valley Tolls, for about $22. This book starts by giving you an overview of the materials used in cutting tools, and then goes on to explain in some detail how to achieve an excellent cutting edge. While it covers sharpening many tools, I found the sections dealing with chisels and plane blades very helpful. www.leevalleytools.com

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For a beginer to woodworking Reader's Digest book of "Skills & Tools" is a good book to start with. I bought mine at a garage sale for .50 cents.

Home Depot put out a book called "trimwork 1-2-3". I refer to once and a while.

I go to all the yard sales or garage sale looking for any woodworking books. You can normaly get a $35.00 book for a few bucks or less.
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Don't forget the public library!

I was there with my kids the other day and was surprised at the number of woodworking books they had. It's a 1/2 mile from my house and FREE. Its' a resource easily forgotten.
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www.owwm.com --old woodworking machines.
www.antiquesbuiltdaily.com
www.woodnet.net
google sketchup CAD
cabinetplanner CAD
expertvillage
about.com
youtube
www.woodworking.org
www.hobbithouseinc.com pictures and descriptions of wood.THE BEST
www.gilmerwood.com pictures of wood
www.joewoodworker.com all about veneering. This site shows you how to build a vacuum press for ab. $150.
books--Furniture making techniques vol.1&2 by David Charlesworth. www.davidcharlesworth.co.uk

These are some of the spots on my list.

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Big trees

I like this link. It is the big tree registry. You can see your state records and big trees around the country. Not so much lumber related, but cool anyway, I like trees . http://www.americanforests.org/resou...s/register.php
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I'm new to this site so I thought I would just jump in here. I love to build period furniture so a lot of my books are in that vein.

All of the Fine Woodworking magazines
All of the books by:
Franklin Gottshall
Andy Marlow
Carlyle Lynch
VJ Taylor
John Shea
Lester Margon
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Planes

Daren mentioned this site on a prev. thread.I thought it was so good that I would put it here.It has alot of info about old hand planes.
www.supertool.com check out Patrick's b&g

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I like "The Table Saw Book" by R.J. DeCristoforo.

Then again, I like just about anything written by R.J. DeCristoforo!
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I just received my first copy of "SHopNotes" magazine, and I have to tell you it is great. It also came with a magazine called "The Complete Small Shop". Both are filled with more hand made jigs for all your shop tools. They have step be step measured drawing on every jig. All the plans in the Small Shop can be found at www.plansnow.com

I have a lot of books in my library on "how to" and "were to get" and these 2 will be a great addition. And NO this isnt a paid advertizment. Just passing on good stuff.
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I just found a great magazine that comes out quarterly as a DVD with live video articles, called Woodworking in action!!!. Check out the online site at www.woodworkinginaction.com to watch the trailers for each issue.
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Wood Strength Table

Here is a link I found of wood strengths. It was on the US Forest Service page, but someone at Woodbin converted the newton algebra figures to PSI so dummies like me can actually read it. Thank You Woodbin
http://www.woodbin.com/ref/wood/strength_table.htm
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Wood uses and properties

This one is from Ohio State Univ. it is uses and properties. It talks about hardwoods and softwood, most of which are east of the Rockies. There are some species you will never run into at the chain lumber yards, but may luck into at a mill. http://ohioline.osu.edu/for-fact/0009.html
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Just came across this list of related sites. Haven't hit them all yet but most appear to be still valid links:

http://www.firstdesignwoodworking.com/id2.html
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