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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.
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 1 month 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 2 months ago by KRASSEL
All of the diagrams and pictures in the Kindle version are unreadable because they are so tiny. I have been woodworking for over 50 years. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Astoria Pacific Seafoods
is very informative on tools and equipment. was a great by.Published 3 months ago by William Holbrook
Outstanding book, gives good information AND a warm feeling about the topic material. This is an engaging book that effectively conveys why and how one might consider pursuing the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Skyline
I found this book very frustrating. The author continually references that using hand tools saves a lot of shop space and money at the same time as showing his whole-basement sized... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul