- A must have book Review by Ray
I have a good size library of woodworking how to books. I'm getting to the point that I thought I should do some woodworking instead of reading about how to do it.
This book is different from any that I've purchased before. The author talks about the fundamentals of wood, motion, improving accuracy and the mental game. Not one mortise or dove tail joint anywhere. No machines, hand tools (except for some very basic devices for measuring).
I have applied a number of his concepts on a project that was just eating me alive and now I feel more confident in my approach. This book is great for anyone who does not have a chance to watch a good woodworker work. It is usually just me in the shop repeating the same mistakes over and over and not knowing why these problems occur.
Maybe there are similar books out there but this was the first one that addressed how a master works wood and it was very enlightening for me.
(Posted on 2/6/14)