- Not really recommended Review by Daniel
I was looking forward to Jeff's book, but came away somewhat disappointed. I have a great deal of respect for Jeff Miller's work, but this book seems to just rehash a lot of info that you would find in a general woodworking book or magazine articles.
(Posted on 7/7/13)
- Downloads a little misleading Review by Justin
Haven't received the book yet. The download ad says "two project plans", but you really only get one project plan. The other "project plan" is how to re-use old planes. An interesting article, but not a project plan in my book.
Looking forward to reading the book.
(Posted on 11/28/12)
- The foundation Review by Bryan
Just like a house, woodworking, too, has a foundation, which I had not considered in that sense until I read this book.So now I am really aware of my stance at the bench and at the lathe, and taking more notice of marking, measuring and sawing. Jeff even discusses how to practice our skills to improve, since perfect practice makes perfect!. The book is extremely well written, informative and thought provoking. I am waiting for a big snow day just to read it again, it is that good.
(Posted on 11/27/12)
- Insightful, easy to understand, useful for all skill levels Review by Brownell Furniture
I've read an advanced copy of this in the last few weeks and found it easy to follow, and easy to put the concepts Jeff covers into real-life applications.
His overview of body position, mechanics and monitoring feedback to constantly improve technique were principles he taught me while working as an apprentice with him. I've covered a few of the principles he covers in his book (top-line) here on a recent post.
Looking forward to WIA Midwest seminars to hear from Jeff more.
The book's graphic design and layout set the bar for future publications in the category. Great job Jeff and PWW!
(Posted on 9/25/12)