I had such a blast talking to Gary about his book and woodworking themes, and philosophical elements of being a woodworker. I’m probably biased as Handmade is my favorite woodworking philosophy book, but I am sure that there are gems in this interview for all listeners.
In the final episode about this book I wrap up the review. Thanks to the absolutely fantastic folks at Lost Art Press you can get an extract chapter and project: Download the Packing box chapter here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IW73zO8bBkVT4YLNxDX1Qvada_SRakDe Download the Sketchup File here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ckpQ54klUgCKOOq79TxrAIBencwI8HZO
There are many people who are reaching out in their own way during this current crisis caused by the spread of covid-19. Lee Valley has made project resources available top keep your kids (and your spouse sane), while Bad-Axe Toolworks is another example of a great woodworking company that is reaching out with a very […]
This fascinating account from the early 1800’s was marketed as a book for young people seeking a trade, it’s clear it was written by a knowledgeable joiner who was able to put together an incredibly compelling narrative. With the inclusion by Lost Art Press of a range of supplementary material, this complete package is a […]
In these episodes I had the absolute pleasure to discuss one of my favorite books, Country Furniture by Aldren Watson, with Rex Krueger – YouTube woodworking rockstar. We discussed all manner of woodworking related topics, but don’t worry at the end of the second episode there is my usual detailed review of the book. I […]
A classic memoire of a village carpenter at the end of the nineteenth century in a English country village, Walter Rose’s book is a worthy addition to the hand tool woodworker’s library.
In this, the last episode of the handplane book mini-series, I wrap up by giving a quick summary and comparison of the three best books I know on handplanes. Who will be the winner?
Possibly the best book to come out in recent years about the topic, Christopher Schwarz’s book is a eclectic mix of investigative historical journalism, solid technical tips and comprehensive coverage. It shows it’s origins as a series of published articles but is written in a fantastic style that makes up for this shortcoming.
This is a great introductory text about handplanes, while not as comprehensive as the other two books I’ve reviewed on the subject – its less than 1/2 the price, and I would argue that its a great entry point to the subject.
A book that truly shines with the author’s love of the subject – I really enjoyed the anecdotes and history contained in the sidebars. I think this is one of the most comprehensive books about planes that i have read, and it kicks off a mini-series of reviews that covers three books dedicated to the […]