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Jim Tolpin has been a woodworker for more than 30 years and has written a dozen books on the subject, selling more than 750,000 copies. He teaches woodworking for a living at his school, The Port Townsend School of Woodworking.
I can't begin to write how much of a waste of time this book was. If you want a book with tons of beautiful photos and bland information that can be easily found on the internet... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Joe Robertson
I was happy with it, but was maybe expecting something a bit different. Much of the book covers different types of tools and their use. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jeff Adams
This author is a woodworking genius. His knowledge and experience is fantastic. My problem with this book is I thought I could learn traditional woodworking from this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David A. Beaudoin
the organization is lacking. The book is asking you to use items before you are told how to make them.Published 2 months ago by gerald schmidt
A little advanced for the beginner but a great source of information on tools, techniques, and mindset.Published 2 months ago by cardshark0311
Good introduction to hand tools.
If you look at the book from that perspective, it actually is quite good. Read more
This is the only book I've found with a comprehensive view of `hand tool only` woodworking. Most books use a mix of powertools and handtools, but this book is just about handtools... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrew Lee
I just recently graduated from the 12 week Foundations of Woodworking class at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, which Jim Tolpin helped found. Read morePublished 5 months ago by KRASSEL