The Workshop: Celebrating the Place Where Craftsmanship Begins

The Workshop: Celebrating the Place Where Craftsmanship Begins

by Word Works, Paul Anthony
     
 

Where does great craftsmanship come from? More often than not, it takes place in a workshop that inspires creativity. A great workshop says as much about self-expression as it does efficiency and convenience. What is made in a shop—and why—influences the way a shop is configured and what you'll find in it. Readers get an inside look at some outstanding

Overview

Where does great craftsmanship come from? More often than not, it takes place in a workshop that inspires creativity. A great workshop says as much about self-expression as it does efficiency and convenience. What is made in a shop—and why—influences the way a shop is configured and what you'll find in it. Readers get an inside look at some outstanding shops, how they evolved, and how they suit the individual needs of the woodworkers who own them.

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"This is not just another book about shops—not that I ever mind the opportunity to snoop around other woodworkers' shops and shop solutions. Instead, Scott acknowledges that our shops are, in essence, a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) expression of their owners—and that breathes life as well as lessons into these stories of workspaces around the country."
Library Journal
Workshops are as diverse as the individuals who own and use them. Both the type of work created and the owner's budget play a role in a shop's development, but one's personality is also a factor. Dedicated woodworkers will love Gibson's look at numerous workshops and take away a few ideas for improving their own spaces. Some of Gibson's examples are standard, while others are best described as quirky (one even includes a climbing wall). Both amateur and professional shops are included. Several are equipped like small factories, but the one at Colonial Williamsburg, VA, is like a time capsule. We also see that David Stiles, the author of numerous woodworking books, has equipped his small shop with basic tools to replicate the conditions encountered by his readers. Profuse color photos show the many beautiful workshops in all their glory. A sure bet for collections serving avid woodworkers. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561585755
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.54(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Gibson is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding magazine.

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