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One of the best books I have read is Cabinetmaking and Millwork, by John L. Feirer.
Copywright 1967.
Over 900 pages of great info.
Saw copies on Fleabay, cheap
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Unhappy Looking for books on Whirligig

Looking for books on Whirligig manufacture what to do, drawings, etc.. I have found many nice books with you in the U.S. but they can not access them in Sweden. Neither my library has them. do you have any good suggestions on books about it and how I get hold of them to Sweden?
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Hi Tobbe

Welcome to our forum.

Set your internet search engine for whirligigs, in images. There are all kinds of designs available, as well as books, drawings, and plans that you can order.

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I prefer reading the book of Reader's Digest book of "Skills & Tools" is a good book to start with. You can get good techniques on it.
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book for the beginner

As a beginner to all this this book has helped out alot.
"The Practical Woodworker" by Stephen Corbett
It covers the basics about wood, tools, techniques, and finishes.
A great place to start.

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Anybody ever look on google books. There are a ton of old woodworking books on there. Lots of old ones that can be downloaded in their entirety...

Magazines popular mechanics back to the 20s and other magazines with woodworking topics and plans... though you cant download the magazines.....I think

Google books is a good resource for any kind of old trades or technical books...lots of turn of the century...1900... and older books.
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Wood damaging bug ID

Culled from another discussion, member daryl provided them I just added them here.

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Essence of woodwork

This page does not have much to read and no "how to" lessons.
But there is a lot of really beautiful images of different woodworks.
This page is very inspiring , after each visit I would like to create something beautiful.

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I was lucky enough to inherit the early issues of the Deltagram Magazine in 4 hardbound books covering the 1930's and 1940's. I don't know how generally available they are anymore, but they are just loaded with projects and tips of almost anything wood related. They have been an important factor in maintaining my interest in woodworking.
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I have to agree with Pirate. John Feirer's "Cabinetmaking and Millwork" was my Advanced Woodworking college text back in 1969 and though dated in some respects, is still excellent. It's the only college text I still use after all these years. It covers about everything in it's 900+ pages. It's no longer in print but I saw that used copies are available at Amazon for cheap.

Feirer also wrote "Wood Technology and Processes" that is still in print and is 600+ pages. It's designed as a high school text and if it's big brother is any indicator, it may be pretty good, too.

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There are a few copies of "Cabinetmaking and Millwork" on eBay too, look like decent prices.

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Anyone looking to further their skills with a router needs to read Router Magic by Bill Hylton. It's by far the best router book I've ever read.
I tend to pick books by the author. I always know I'll get a good book if its from Tolpin, Hylton, Landis, etc.

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Hands down, it has to be where I found all of the woodworking plans I used for the projects I do around the house. Saves me a lot of time when I need some plans to use or need one place to go for help, guides, and references. That is why I stuck in my signature.

Baby Cradle Plans | I Love The Library Where I Found Those. Has Any Woodworking Plan Imaginable
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Came across one the other day at the local library. The illustrations look like there from the "perfect world", where all the tools you see are brand new, neatly organized, and the shop demonstrations are free of clutter, wood chips and even sawdust for the most part. All the demonstrators pictured are wearing nice clean,neat attire. Having said all this though, it's very practical and easily referenced which would probably make sense for you out there who are just getting started or are just plain scatterbrained like yours truly.

The complete book of woodoworking
published by Landauer corporation

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New to woodwork

I am pretty much brand new to woodwork and I found this great little thing called woodworking4home. You can instantly download plans and view them right from your computer and print them off. I think I am going to try and make a guitar sometime in the next few months. Any ideas of what wood works best for a guitar? Oh here is the link to that website for the plans online:


Its really convenient to just have all the info on the computer!
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Tage Frid books are good ones.
I like anything by Hylton, Coposto, Krenov, Marlow, to name a few.
And, I am always reviewing the FWW techniques series.
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Just checked the link and its actually 49 dollars. So not too expensive when it comes to a detailed book online. I know my dad has some of those hundred dollar books that i love to look at and wish I could follow.
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