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  1. #1
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    Default Whats a good book?

    As per posts elsewhere in the forums, Im looking to buy a triton setup, and start building some furniture. First the easy items like coffee tables, stools etc then over a few year work upto harder stuff.

    I consider myself 'handy', but Im new to carpentry.

    Can anyone suggest a good easy to follow book to start learning from?

    If the techniques could be applied to hobby level tools and machinery, that would be more useful than a book aimed at professionals.

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    Subscribe to Australian Woodworker magazine.
    Regards, Bob Thomas

    www.wombatsawmill.com

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    Also, the Triton projects books are easy to follow.
    If there is a Triton club near, might be worth a visit to them for assistance.

    Growing old is much better than the alternative!

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    "The Technique of Furniture Making" by Ernest Joyce.

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    visit your library, there should be a selection
    Regards, Bob Thomas

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    What I've learned in the last ten years has been mainly from projects. I'd recommend google furniture plans or woodworking plans. Most of the ones available for either free download or purchase (usually about A$15) have very good directions for each step. I figure if I get one new technique per project (and of course, one new tool) that's pretty good value.

    Ditto the magazine suggestion.

    Tex

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    The Triton Woodworkers Club has several great books which members can borrow. Furniture making, joinery etc, Some of these are worth $100 retail in Australia but we lend them out for free. The Triton plans are also a good place to start, as has been mentioned.

    check out
    www.tritonwoodworkers.org.au

    Download our newsletter index and scroll through that. The newsletters also have lots of good info.

    If at first you don't succeed, give something else a go. Life is far too short to waste time trying.

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    G'day,

    I'm still looking for the ultimate book. Not only does it tell you how to do it, it also does it for you. Until then I'll continue in my quest to proceed from stuffing things up.
    I make things, I just take a long time.

    www.brandhouse.net.au

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    sb99..

    There are shelves full of woodworking books. However, there's one book I picked up when I started which I found immensely useful. Clearly written, great photo's & illustrations. And focuses on hand tools to start with:

    "The Complete Woodworkers Companion" by Roger Holmes.

    Published 1996 by Conran Octopus Ltd, 37 Sheldon St, London, WC2H 9HN

    Richard

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    A Cabinetmakers Notebook : James Krenov. A landmark book for all the worlds woodies. More about "Why" rather than how to make stuff... Changed the lifes of so many.

    And after that...

    The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking: Also by James Krenov. And its more about the "How-to" A Magnificent book.

    And for the nity grity.. Joyce ... Mentioned above by craigb, brilliant. Or Waltons the text most of us used at high school, still a suberb book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lignum
    A Cabinetmakers Notebook : James Krenov. A landmark book for all the worlds woodies. More about "Why" rather than how to make stuff... Changed the lifes of so many.

    And after that...

    The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking: Also by James Krenov. And its more about the "How-to" A Magnificent book.

    And for the nity grity.. Joyce ... Mentioned above by craigb, brilliant. Or Waltons the text most of us used at high school, still a suberb book
    I couldnt agree more than with the above selections and also Sam Maloof "Woodworker" and George Nakashima "Soul of a tree"
    Krenov is the ultimate teacher wether you like his work or not his attitude is what you need to master.
    Both books by Joyce are woodworking bibles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Different
    I couldnt agree more than with the above selections and also Sam Maloof "Woodworker" and George Nakashima "Soul of a tree"
    Krenov is the ultimate teacher wether you like his work or not his attitude is what you need to master.
    Both books by Joyce are woodworking bibles.

    Ross
    George Nakashima "Soul of a tree" forgot that one... He was a spiritual master of all things wood... And his conoid chair is a stunner

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    The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery by Gary Rogowski

    ISBN 1561584010

    Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...292618-6769664

    Cost less shipped from the US than it did to buy in Aus.

    A brilliant book, with all the joints you could think of.

    I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazaly
    The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery by Gary Rogowski

    ISBN 1561584010

    Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...292618-6769664

    Cost less shipped from the US than it did to buy in Aus.

    A brilliant book, with all the joints you could think of.

    I love it.
    That's one of the books members can borrow from us......free
    If at first you don't succeed, give something else a go. Life is far too short to waste time trying.

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