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    Jason D
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    Woodworking books.

    Post by Jason D on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:10 pm

    I would like to recommend Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings by Aldren A. Watson, it is invaluable to anyone who is going to be working with hand tools. There are chapters covering the proper use of the chisel, plane, marking tools and saws. I thought that I knew a little about woodworking until I purchased this book, and realized that I knew how to build things with power tools, but had next to no knowledge of how to use a majority of the tools that I owned properly. It has allowed me to use basic hand tools quickly, in most cases I have found it is faster to use a hand tool rather than power in the unique pieces that are involved in crossbow manufacture.
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    Re: Woodworking books.

    Post by Ivo on Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:28 pm

    An interesting resource I came across years ago while still in school is an Internet Archive where many great books have been converted to digital format and now can be viewed/downloaded for free. The greatest part is that these books are not pirated, but actually legally shared online.

    Here is a link to one of many Woodworking titles available through this archive.

    http://www.archive.org/details/woodworkingtool00assogoog

    To view the book follow the "Read Online" link in the left hand side panel on the site, or to download a PDF follow the PDF link in that same panel and locate a "Download" or "Get it now" button(if such are available)...all books on that site can be viewed online for free, but downloading some of them may require a payment (most should be free though Smile )

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    Re: Woodworking books.

    Post by Frode on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:57 am

    Thank you, gentlemen!
    Those are exactly the sort of resources I need Very Happy .
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    Re: Woodworking books.

    Post by Frode on Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:04 pm

    Jason D wrote:I would like to recommend Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings by Aldren A. Watson, it is invaluable to anyone who is going to be working with hand tools... It has allowed me to use basic hand tools quickly, in most cases I have found it is faster to use a hand tool rather than power in the unique pieces that are involved in crossbow manufacture.

    Ivo wrote:An interesting resource I came across years ago while still in school is an Internet Archive where many great books have been converted to digital format and now can be viewed/downloaded for free. The greatest part is that these books are not pirated, but actually legally shared online...

    I now have a copy of Watson's book (worth every penny!), and several books from the on line archive! None about crossbows, yet, but I do now know how to build a fruit ladder. Hmmm.
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    Re: Woodworking books.

    Post by juancheco on Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:52 am

    Hi fellas!!!
    This is a book that i´m starting to read, and want to join with all of you, maybe anyone needs it. Is a Chip Carving Manual, very nice to see and read...
    Good day to all!!!!!

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    Re: Woodworking books.

    Post by 8fingers on Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:59 pm

    Just been reading ' Router, Methods of Work' by Jim Richie from Fine Woodworking Magazine.
    Found tips on centering a mortise, like a bolt groove, jointing boards, ways to cut tapered cylinders like tapered bolts, and might be adaptable to make roller nuts. Lots of tips that makes a versatile tool do a lot of tricks. Buying the 4 volume set gets you books on finishing, tablesaw and workshop tips.

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