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The Drawer Book: A Comprehensive Guide For Woodworkers (Popular Woodworking) Hardcover-spiral – July 29, 2009


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Bill Hylton is a longtime woodworker and woodworking writer. He is a frequent contributor to Woodworker's Journal, is the author of several woodworking books including Router Magic and Bill Hylton's Ultimate Guide to the Router Table.
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Product Details

  • Series: Popular Woodworking
  • Hardcover-spiral: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books; Spi Har/Dv edition (July 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558708421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558708426
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,048,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bill Hylton is a longtime woodworker and woodworking writer. He is a frequent contributor to Woodworker's Journal, is the author of several woodworking books and a renowned author in the use of the router and router tables. His book, Router Magic, is a bestselling router book.

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By G. Linn on August 24, 2009
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I gave this book 4 stars because I did find it true to its title of being a comprehensive guide to drawers. I didn't give it 5 stars because I thought it was a little thin in some areas where I had a personal interest. But, how critical can you be of something that only costs $20? It's a nice book, physically, spiral bound so it will lay flat when open, and the printing, pictures, and sketches are good and look recent. As a purchaser of a number of similar books, I was glad to see what looked to be new material rather than a cut-and-paste of material that has obviously been around for decades. As Bill Hylton says early in the book, "Whether you're a novice looking for basic how-to or a practiced hand looking for different approches to try, I think you'll find practical, useful information here on all aspects of drawer-making." And, I think that's what a reader will find. Some of the material is so basic that it's of little value to me. For example, the how-tos include using biscuits and pocket hole screws, something I've mastered some time ago. At the other skill extreme is how to make curvy-front drawers, something I suppose only very skilled craftsmen, not me, would attempt. At my current skill level I like to use power tools where possible to save time and improve accuracy. Bill covers both hand work and use of power tools. One area where I need help is using a router with a dovetail jig. I'm on my third jig now and have never completed a single joint. One reason is that the first two jigs were too cheap. This is where a book like this could help a dovetail novice like me and that's one reason I bought the book.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Freeman on July 20, 2010
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Great looking book . Picture's are very well done. Not much on building information. Would buy it again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James S. Hellman on March 25, 2013
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I am giving this title an OK rating because the book really did not explain how to mount drawers in a cabinet (a very important aspect) and the DVD did not work in any of my three DVD players. Nothing ground braking in the book for an intermediate skilled furniture maker. The same joinery techniques can be found in thousand other publications. I can't comment on the the contents of the DVD. Over all in my opinion, unless your a novice you are not missing anything by not buying this book.
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