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Woodworking Basics - Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship - An Integrated Approach With Hand and Power tools Paperback – September 9, 2003
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About the Author
Korn is the director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, which offers hands-on workshops in woodworking. He is the author of Working with Wood (The Taunton Press, 1993.)
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Also I like the recommended progressions presented, but it really isn't that helpful in this case. If it was 1993 and we didn't have endless resources at our finger tips on the internet for projects, I could see how this could be more useful. Also from my novice perspective, the project is the source of creativity and interest. if it's already set for me then I lose the desire. More useful than having 30 pages of plans on end table construction would be specific joints and construction method's used for all types of cabinet building, including the specifics on how to execute them, along with tips from the pro.
This book along will not help you get started in woodworking. Mark Spagnuolo's book Hybrid Woodworking is much better at guiding the Novice through the sea of expensive tools and techniques for the beginner and has plenty of information on advanced woodworking. There is a slight shift in philosophy towards power tools from Peter Korn, but only slight. And those small differences can easily be found on the internet if you desire to lean more towards the hand tool methods. I would also recommend Terrie Noll's Joint Book: The Complete guide to Wood Jointery as a benchtop resource for helping remember the joints and methods for fine woodworking.
Talks about Wood characteristics, shaping, tools and gives some projects.
Are there other basic woodworking books as good or better out there? Probably. Is this one a great book for beginners? Absolutely!
Overall a great read and very helpful to a beginner
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True, the author knows his stuff and I've learned a lot already.Read more