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    Being as new to woodworking as I am, I'm in search of material to help me learn the hobby. Even with all the information being passed around on this forum I'm at a loss for understanding a great deal. I was just curious to know if there are any books or publications that you pros consider an indispensable part of your woodworking library. Monthly publications, while interesting to read, contain articles and projects that are still a bit above me. Also, is there any way I can find out where and when there may be a woodworking show/event around me? Thanks for the help.
    If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.
    -Ben Franklin

  • #2
    There are plenty of books on Amazon about wood working. Haven't actually bought one so can't recommend any.

    Plenty on info on the internet though.

    This place has some good articles on the basics:

    http://www.inthewoodshop.org/menu.shtml

    A lot of commercial sites also have some good information:

    http://www.wood-worker.com/articles.htm

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    • #3
      http://www.woodworkersbookclub.com

      Public Library
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      • #4
        Maybe you'll find something helpful here;

        http://home.comcast.net/~sparc/woodw..._bookmarks.htm

        Hope you don't have anything else planned for this weekend, it might take a while to get through the whole list.
        "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
        John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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        • #5
          Public Library

          www.hamiltonbooks.com

          http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.co...ject_plans.htm
          Lorax
          "Did you put the yellow key in the switch?" TOD 01/09/06

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          • #6
            All the above are good references, but it is extremely difficult to recommend a book on "woodworking" unless a more specific area is given. i.e. furniture, cabinetry, crafts, carving, construction, etc. After reading these forums for a while you will find there are experts in all the areas that will be happy to help.

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            • #7
              Check your local library. Even in my small town, the library has a fairly decent section on woodworking. Ask your librarian and I'm sure he or she will be happy to point out the section for you.

              Also, if you're in the buying mode, your local bookstore is a great source.

              Personally, I find a decent book (with lots of pictures of course) much better for understanding the basics.

              CWS

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              • #8
                b375rgt, What part of KY are you in? I am in Louisville, could maybe get together some time and help with some pointers.
                info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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                • #9
                  Thanks to you all for your suggestions and links. I always knew there was a massive amount of useful information to be had online but finding it was my challenge. My searches have always come up short. I wasn't looking for anyone to do my research for me but most of what I did find was retailers and suppliers. Not much at all informational or instructional. Bob, that is a comprehensive list of bookmarked sites. I'll have my work cut out reading through it all but I'll enjoy it. And you know, odd as it seems, I didn't even think about the library. I forgot all about that place (haven't been there in years). Pipestone, as far as what area interests me the most, I'm not real sure. I think furniture making probably holds the greatest appeal but I would like to give it all a try. I have a house that provides me with a great deal of opportunity for repairs also (I need a new fence desperately). Papadan, I live in N KY, just 10 mi. south of Cincinnati. I'll take any pointers I can get. I'm only held up now trying to get my garage set up to arrange the tools that I do have. I am ever appreciative that everyone on this forum is so willing to help. It certainly does make it easier to ask questions and in turn makes the hobby that much more enjoyable.
                  If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.
                  -Ben Franklin

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