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Question greetings from rainy milwaukie, or

Hi,

I'm a newbie woodworker. I came here looking for some recommendations on texts. I'm looking for a book or books that are kind of "step by step", very detailed, and don't assume techniques are obvious. Beginner projects, things like that. Also books that don't assume I have all the power tools under the sun and give alternative techniques if I don't have a bandsaw or a jointer. Or a power planer. (I have an ancient table saw, jigsaw, router and circular saw)

As an example... I have a book, "Box By Box" and I was able to get through the first 5 or 6 projects, but I'm kind of stuck now because the book is not detailed enough. It vaguely describes a jig to make box joints and flirts with telling me how to actually use it. I'm still at the point where I need to know *exactly* how to make the jig and how/where to mount it. I need to see frame-by-frame pictures of how it's used.

I love woodworking so far and have only been at it for a couple months. I'm looking for books because I have nobody to teach me the ins and outs (though I plan on taking a class at some point). One day I decided to build myself a workbench out of 2x4s and plywood and I just kind of went from there. I'm going to start making a 1970s-styled trestle desk today.

Hope somebody can point me in the right direction. There's so much information out there and so many ways to do things!

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-13-2010, 08:10 PM
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Welcome Bones!

The books from http://www.finewoodworking.com/ are some of the best. There are specific books on jigs..for the TS.
www.Youtube.com is the place for videos on woodworking tools, jigs, machines, techniques..and it's free.
www.ptreeusa.com has a nice selection of books as does www.grizzly.com
http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi is a great place to look at finish work to get ideas.....That should keep you occupied for a few weeks!
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try this:http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&s...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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Welcome from one new member to ether new member. Looking foward to draging you into the turners vortex.
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