Woodworking Book Store

Woodworking Book Store

This book store gives you a lot of information about each book so you can make informed decisions about which to buy. It’s difficult making book buying decisions based upon the short descriptions you see in many catalogs – but here you’ll get a more detailed idea of the contents of each book so you can decide if it’s right for you.

Wood book publishers, like all publishers, are motivated to sell as many books as they can in order to stay in business. To do so, they must constantly present new titles because what is fresh sells better. This is good because we get a lot of varied information, but at the same time this means that there are very many wood books to choose from, not all of the highest quality. The better books can get lost in the shuffle. Here I present some of the best I’ve seen, containing timeless high-quality woodworking info.

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Traditional Woodworking Handtools by Graham Blackburn

Traditional Woodworking Handtools

by Graham Blackburn

A manual for the woodworker, and guide for the enthusiast.

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The Art of Fine Tools by Sandor Nagyszalanczy

The Art of Fine Tools

by Sandor Nagyszalanczy

The ultimate in beautiful photos of exceptional tools.

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Understanding Wood by R. Bruce Hoadley

Understanding Wood

A craftsman’s guide to wood technology.

by R. Bruce Hoadley

The definitive work on the material characteristics of wood for woodworkers.

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Understanding Wood Finishing by Bob Flexner

Understanding Wood Finishing

by Bob Flexner

An excellent book on wood finishes that explains why as well as how.

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Circular Work in Carpentry and Joinery by George Collings

Circular Work in Carpentry and Joinery

by George Collings

An amazing book about the geometric complexities involved with advanced curved work.

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The Toolbox Book by Jim Tolpin

The Toolbox Book

by Jim Tolpin

The ultimate toolbox book.

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Shop Tips by Numerous Woodworkers

Shop Tips

by Numerous Woodworkers

A whole book devoted to nothing but tips, tips and more tips.

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The Workbench Book by Scott Landis

The Workbench Book

by Scott Landis

Very thorough treatment of benches.

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Japanese Woodworking Tools by Toshio Odate

Japanese Woodworking Tools

by Toshio Odate

Excellent intoduction to Japanese tools.

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Dictionary of Woodworking Tools by R.A. Salaman

Dictionary of Woodworking Tools

by R.A. Salaman

Definitive reference for tool identification.

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Traditional Woodworking Handtools by Graham Blackburn

Traditional Woodworking Handtools

by Graham Blackburn

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