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post #41 of 129 Old 11-30-2008, 05:23 AM
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Thumbs up My Secret Sources for Literature

1.) Some libraries in my area have occassional 'sidewalk sales', clearing out the 'old' to make room for a continuous stream of newly published works.

2.) Thrift stores often have a huge, albeit hectic, collection of used books. My character is such that I delight in pawing thru thousands of worthless titles in hopes of finding the rare gem. Most people are not so easily amused.

3.) Last, but best: Used book stores. Because their stock is (usually) made up of donated items, they can make a profit despite insanely low prices.
I recently discovered a local store had received 20+ years of Fine Woodworking magazine, no doubt donated by the family of a deceased craftsman. At 25 cents per magazine, they make money and I get a helluva deal on all the back-issues of a magazine I would otherwise never have seen.
This same store sells hardbound books, any size, for $1.50 each. I scored the following for a mere 6 bucks:

'Understanding Wood: A craftsman's guide to wood technology'
by R. Bruce Hoadley

'The Woodworker's Bible'
by Percy W. Blandford

'Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking- Joinery: Tools and Techniques'
by Tage Frid

'Measure Twice, Cut Once: Lessons from a Master Carpenter'
by Norm Abram
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Great idea Darin, it is nice to have this abundance of knowledge put so accessible, and in easy to find topics.
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I recently discovered that my town has a yard that they bring all the trees removed from public land. The lumber is free to anyone willing to haul it off. So I was scouting around and saw some nice stuff, but was having a time identifying some of it just by the bark and a cut end. I am not an arborist by any means and have look at several websites as you suggested below, but still feel like I don't know what i'm looking at beside some of the more common hardwoods (white oak, red oak). Does anyone have any tips?
If you want, I can help you out identifying a few logs. I would be more than glad to check the place out. Do you have an address for this yard?

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I'm new to this site so please bear with me. I realize the original entry to this topic is over a year old, but I just wanted to add a book that I have referred back to hundreds of times when building projects and, in my opinion, is great for a beginner:

"The Complete Book on Woodworking - Step-by-step guide to essential woodworking skills, techniques, tools and tips"
by Library Journal

It covers such basic topics as setting up a shop, the anatomy of wood, joinery, finishing, and even provides some plans for small and larger furniture projects. I'm not a beginner woodworker but do try to read and learn something new every day. It keeps my 65 year old body and mind active and that's a good thing! ( well...that and going to the gym everyday so my joints don't freeze up ). It's great to be on the network with other woodworkers.
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Cian Perez ("woodworking") has put together one of the most extensive websites I've seen yet. It has a ton of excellent links to some outstanding woodworking articles and "how-to" tutorials for most power tools and hand tools ("Fossil-Fuel-Friendly" or Nuclear Powered). It includes an excellent article about identifying the type of Baily handplanes, tool reviews, and a useful "Handplanes 101" article.

The Woodworkerszone has a good "Wiki" was several useful wwing articles and reviews.





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I found this site a few weeks ago. It's a woodturning site. It has tons of good stuff like tool reviews, tips and techniques, plans and projects, sharpening advice, homemade jigs and tools, and lots of links to other references. Sometimes you have to look around a little to find what you want but it's there or there's a link to it. If you don't find what you're looking for just wait, it'll show up. Anyways, I really like it and thought it may be useful for someone.

Jason

http://www.aroundthewoods.com

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my husband bought me a new tablesaw for christmas ...yes, i am thrilled.....sorry guys, as my second word implies explicitly, i am married...anyway, thanx...i just read the suggestion to pick up Roger Cliffe's Table Saw Techniques....so i think this is a great idea....books are kinda like shoes, look great in the store, but not always what you really need....get shoved in a closet to collect dust creative novice
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WWA WoodSampler

They have good sample photos of most popular woods.
WWA WoodSampler

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Don't buy retail....

I think this is mostly for some of our new Forum members (like
me), some with limited woodworking experience and just gearing up with materials, tools, etc. I suggest searching the net for both new and used stuff before you buy retail, especially items that might be on the Forum exchange. In my case, I recently decided to try my hand at Arts and Crafts furniture and I needed to do some serious reading first. I was amazed at how much money I saved by buying used books on line for pennies on the dollar. I bought a few on Amazon.com, agreed to pay for priority mail, and the books arrived within three or four days. The book store prices were between $20.00 to $35.00, but I found the same books "used" for less than $10.00, and they are in excellent condition. I haven't bought "used" tools on line as yet but I'll probably try it one of these days.

Good hunting! - Ken
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...3.) Last, but best: Used book stores....

I stopped by my favorite used book store yesterday. They had just started shelving a recent donation which included 50+ wood-related books. I purchased the books in the photo for $18, but plan to get many more if they do not get snatched up by someone else first.
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Another good book

Hello everyone, I am new to this site and woodworking in general. I have been consuming everything woodworking and just finished a great book. The Complete New Router Book for Woodworkers; Essential Skills, Techniques & Tips. I had purchased a router and quickly realized a little familiarization and instruction would go a long way with the tool. I found it at Barnes and Nobles for $25 and it covers everything from basic setup and safety to bit technology to joinery and jigs. 10 projects are also included in it. I think it is a great book for beginners, and maybe others too.
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here is my search link result for woodworking basics for About.com

http://woodworking.about.com/od/gett...kingBasics.htm

This site is getting better and better on ANYTHING I am researching. And being the detail oriented, resourseful, penny pinching, anal perfectionist that I am, I research ALOT!
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Plywood article

http://popularwoodworking.com/upload/contents/290/Choose_the_Right_Plywood.pdf

I thought it was fairly interesting.. thought I would pass it along..
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Good reading material. Clears up a few things for me.

Thanks for the info

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Good article. It confirmed the fact that plywood thickness varies not only between sheets but within a single sheet as well. Something I learned the hard way a while back.

Spilling wine on oak does not make it purpleheart!
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plywood

thanks for the great article. I'm just getting ready to build some cabinets. Great timing!
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Glad people found this useful. Hey Ed post some pics of your cabinets as your building them... I have recently become fascinated with cabinet making.. I made a cabinet carcas the other day for a mitre saw stand.. I'm still trying to figure out the different methods with respect to when you should use which one, etc... We all love pics on here haha.. I'm curious if you will do dado's/rabbits or sliding dovetails, etc..

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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.
The companion to that is Woodsmith. It focuses on projects and is as helpful as Shopnotes.
I like them because they don't have any commercials in the magazines. I don't like to pay for commercials if I can help it.
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Bargain books

Don't forget sites like amazon.com (amazon.ca for us Canadians), chapters.ca, barnesandnoble.com, etc. They often have bargain books (lots of hard covers) for a fraction of new price, and offer free shipping with a minimum order around $39. A great way to stock your reference library (leave a copy of this post by your wife's/girlfriend's coffee cup- Father's Day is next Sunday!


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Create your own links...

...sort of.
What I do each month when my woodworking magazines arrive, is put a 3" x 5" lined post-it sheet inside the front cover. Then, when I find something that interests me, or I can use later, I write a note, with the page number, on that sheet. Makes it easy to go through dozens of issues quickly, while I'm sipping on a coffee, or...,


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