“203 ‘original’ solutions for various woodworking endeavors....ideas range from simple jigs, marking aids and holding devices to more complex machining aids and specialty tools...goals are to eliminate difficult procedures, speed up time-consuming and repetitive jobs, reduce costly material waste and make better use of tools already owned....Projects feature instructions and illustrations.”Woodshop News.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was well written and well organized and the drawings were done good enough to help understand what the text was talking about. However, unless you are going for a more traditional wood shop, this book is a little outdated. For many of the tools and aids in this book it would be cheaper and easier to purchase the aid from a store. There are still several I plan to make for my self and there are many great ideas but over half the book is not really worth it. The biggest irritant was this book was British, and he would refer to Clamps as Cramps and sand paper as glasspaper plus a few other things like that. Overall I would suggest trying a more up to date book if looking for ideas on shop aids.