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Old 02-12-2018, 05:27 PM   #1
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Starting to do a little more wood working in my spare time. Curious if anyone has suggestions on woodworking books or magazines that they have found helpful when starting out.


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Old 02-19-2018, 10:56 AM   #2
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What u building?


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Old 02-20-2018, 10:16 AM   #3
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Just Remember, Glue it and screw it.

Kreg Jigs are great tool and for learning
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:30 AM   #4
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+1 for kreg jigs. Game changer!
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:15 PM   #5
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It really depends on what you want to build.

Jim Tolpin wrote a great book on cabinets.

Tag Frid had an excellent book on all around woodworking, very good if you plan to build furniture from solid stock.

Any number of books available on turning, carving, small boxes, etc.

For magazines I like Fine Woodworking.

If you are going to build everything with a Kreg jig, just watch a couple YouTube videos.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:46 PM   #6
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Reading is great for ideas, safety aspects to be aware of, steps involved to go from A to B.

However, probably need to do some simple projects and even just sample cuts or joints to get a feel for the way various tools operate in real wood. Many things require feel and touch. Be amazed at how little one angle has to be "off" to be WAY off by the fourth corner.

When you execute a precise cut and things come together well for a nice finished project, it's very satisfying. Have fun.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:08 PM   #7
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Just Remember, Glue it and screw it.

Kreg Jigs are great tool and for learning
And don't cut any fingers off, ran the tip of my middle finger on my right hand thru a jointer.........be careful.
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:16 PM   #8
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Get good blades. I need to get some books myself, but I check out some stuff on facebook and the internet. youtube too.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:08 PM   #9
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Can't beat Youtube. One in particular Wood Working for Mere Mortals

https://woodworking.formeremortals.net/
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:40 PM   #10
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The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, volumes 1-4.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:07 PM   #11
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Well mine was glued but not screwed. No screws, just mortise and tenon joints.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:14 AM   #12
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Well mine was glued but not screwed. No screws, just mortise and tenon joints.
NICE. That works too. Difficult for a beginner though.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:53 AM   #13
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NICE. That works too. Difficult for a beginner though.
I had never done a table before. This was my first try. Should have seen me when I started. When I was clamping the table top, the board planks fell apart, LOL. Wood planks went all over the living room. I had to start over. I cut everything outside and glued all of it together in my living room. I had paper covering all over the floor to protect the brazian tile from the glue and the stain and polyurethane. It was hilarious to see. Wish I had a video of it.

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Old 02-22-2018, 09:55 AM   #14
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I had never done a table before. This was my first try. Should have seen me when I started. When I was clamping the table top, the board planks fell apart, LOL. Wood planks went all over the living room. I had to start over. I cut everything outside and glued all of it together in my living room. I had paper covering all over the floor to protect the brazian tile from the glue and the stain and polyurethane. It was hilarious to see. Wish I had a video of it.

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It would have been a video on how not to build a table. LOL

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Old 02-22-2018, 10:07 AM   #15
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yaassssss!!
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:08 AM   #16
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Fine Wood Working & YouTube are my go tos
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:17 PM   #17
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YouTube and yes Kreg jigs are a must.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:55 PM   #18
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I learned by trial and error.
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:39 PM   #19
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I learned by trial and error.


This is large part. YouTube helps here and there. Magazines are great if you want a pattern to spend all weekend making a paper towel holder with inlays- in my experience anyway. Subscribed at one point, think it was free, just looked at tool pictures. Bad as playboy or so Iím told.


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Old 02-22-2018, 04:15 PM   #20
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Build a kayak.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the...=9780070579897


Here is one of mine.

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Old 02-22-2018, 05:01 PM   #21
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Well mine was glued but not screwed. No screws, just mortise and tenon joints.
I thought about building one and using biscuit joints.Basically just be glued like crazy.
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:05 PM   #22
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Build a kayak.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the...=9780070579897


Here is one of mine.
Wow just wow!!!

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Old 02-24-2018, 12:12 PM   #23
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Good magazine is Family Handyman
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:55 AM   #24
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Awesome, thanks for the suggestions. Not really planning anything big, just wanting to learn some. Iím not totally new to building things, and have a decent amount of tools. Will be expanding in the future though.


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