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Complete Illustrated Guide To Woodworking (3 Volumes) (Complete Illustrated Guides) Hardcover – Box set, January 28, 2002


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Product Details

  • Series: Complete Illustrated Guides
  • Hardcover: 850 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (January 28, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561586021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561586028
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 3.5 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #885,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Andy Rae worked with George Nakashima and Frank Klausz before founding his own woodworking business. He has been awarded a New Jersey Council of the Arts Fellowship for his furniture designs. A former editor of "American Woodworker," Rae currently works in Asheville, North Carolina, making furniture as well as teaching and writing about woodworking.

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Definitely 5 stars to Taunton Press for compiling ths set.
jim moss
He found this to be an excellent resource that provides clear descriptions with accompanying illustrations.
GFW
I am keeping this around for reference - hopefully one day I will be able to make my own.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By R. Schwerdt on March 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This collection of books, which is priced substantially lower than bookstores by the way, is really a great wealth of knowledge about woodworking in general. I enjoy woodworking, specifically I'm a carpenter so my days have some variety, but there's only so much you can figure out on your own. You'll learn something just flipping through these books. This collection really gives you a direction to go with your craft and they really help you improve.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jim moss on April 18, 2007
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Having just taken delivery of this boxed set I can see that my workshop projects will have to wait a while so enjoyable I am finding these books to read!

I was initially looking to purchase only the Andy Rae book to help in some cabinet construction work but having not bought any up-to-date woodworking books for a while I decided to buy the set. Having now briefly gone through all three books I am very pleased with my decision to purchase all.

The Rae book, my book of choice, is exceptionally good with clear easy-to-understand explanations of all the subject matter accompanied by excellent line drawing illustrations back with good colour photos as required. The content layout is also very well organised and importantly the reader doesn't get bogged down in heavy text passages on techniques and the like. Importantly even just a quick skim through the various sections of the book leaves the reader with grasp of the essence of the content.

This is a book which I see myself constantly dipping into and, as the writer states in his introduction, will be kept very close to my workshop!

The Rogowski book on joinery is presented in a similar fashion and recieves another thumbs up although I have to confess that as an amateur carpenter I doubt the need to tackle some of the more ambitious work presented. Nevertheless, I am already rethinking of changing some of the techniques I presently use in favour of those presented by Mr Rogowski.

The Bird book on shaping wood looks like becoming another very useful reference and ideas book that I shall dip into as new and more ambitious projects come along.

All in all I heartily recommend this boxed set to anyone who dabbles in and enjoys woodworking, and wants to learn more from the experts in a easily understandable and practical manner.

Definitely 5 stars to Taunton Press for compiling ths set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Gabriel on March 2, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I have almost the complete Taunton series of woodworking books and they are a joy to peruse. Filled with good ideas, tips, tools and what-all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joyce C. Allard on December 26, 2008
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My husband has been a carpenter for over 20 years. He knows alot, but he says theres always alot more to learn. He loves this beautiful set.
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By b00kll0vr on April 18, 2014
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I love guitars and woodworking.. I am keeping this around for reference - hopefully one day I will be able to make my own.
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