Woodworking for Serious Beginners

Woodworking for Serious Beginners

by Pamela Philpott-Jones, Daniel Bishop, Paul McClure, Paul L. McClure
     
 
The best beginning for the woodworker who wants to advance surely and safely to craft-level skills: photos and drawings teach woodworking as it was taught to Philpott-Jones during her apprenticeship under master carpenter Paul McClure.

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The best beginning for the woodworker who wants to advance surely and safely to craft-level skills: photos and drawings teach woodworking as it was taught to Philpott-Jones during her apprenticeship under master carpenter Paul McClure.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
There seem to be two schools of thought on how beginners should approach woodworking: one dictates learning fundamentals and getting lots of practice, and the other requires buying lots of expensive tools. Here, the authors cover some fundamentals but lean heavily toward the latter school. McClure is a professional woodworker and Philpott-Jones is a beginner (her repeated statements to that effect and remarks about the difficulty of woodworking detract from the text). The first half of the book is devoted to buying and the second half shows how to build a workbench and router table. The section on safety is excellent. Better choices for libraries serving beginners include Peter Kom's Working with Wood (Taunton, 1993) and the three-volume Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking (Vol. 1, LJ 2/1/86). Only the most comprehensive collections should consider this title.-Jonathan Hershey, Akron-Summit Cty. P.L., Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780964399921
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.01(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.34(d)

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