Book Description :
Working Wood, Not Machining It. If you're more interested in working with wood rather than machining it, you will be relieved to learn that expensive powered machinery isn't required to build furniture. You can also forget the dust masks, face shields and hearing protection since many of the safety concerns related to woodworking--the use of power tools--are eliminated. In this book, you'll learn to set up a hand-tool woodworking shop, then discover the toolset, practice the skillset, and understand the mindset--effectively completing a comprehensive course in hand-tool woodworking.
Author : Jim Tolpin
About the Author :
Over the last three decades, Jim has worked professionally in woodworking as a boatbuilder, a timber-frame housewright, and a custom cabinetmaker. He has also authored books and articles about general woodworking, cabinetmaking and finish carpentry - and more recently about home design. His how-to articles have been published in most of the major woodworking magazines including, Fine Woodworking, Popular Woodworking Magazine and Fine Homebuilding.
He writes regular colums for CabinetMaker and Woodshop News magazines and has written a number of feature articles for Cottage and Coastal Living magazines. He has also produced twelve books in this period of time that have together sold more than 750,000 copies to date. Jim is the immediate past president of a technical writer's trade organization: The National Association for Home and Workshop Writers. He is one of the founders and faculty members of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.