Woodworking Books- Gifts

In the market for a woodworking gift? Whether it’s the holiday season, or a birthday, or even just a regular old Tuesday, bestow your favorite woodshop dweller with the gift of one of our woodworking books! We have books on woodworking of all topics, from design theory and techniques, to collections of our favorite woodworking projects. No matter the greenest of beginners or the most shop-seasoned woodworking experts, we have something for everyone with a creative bent and a passion for sawdust.

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Make Your Own Hand tools

I’ve turned hollow mortise chisels into square punches, refashioned chisels and their handles, made a number of scratch stocks, ground steel bar stock into embossing punches and a made a few other quick tools. And I’ve built a few wooden, Krenov-style handplanes over the years – I had a fine time and wound up...

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‘Foundations of Better Woodworking’ Free Chapter Download

Jeff Miller’s new and important book, “The Foundations of Better Woodworking: How to use your body, tools and materials to do your best work,” is now available for pre-order at ShopWoodworking.com – but I thought you might like a little preview before the book ships. At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a...

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‘Easy Shaker and Arts & Crafts Projects’

I’ve just finished compiling five classic Shaker and Arts & Crafts projects from issues of Woodworking Magazine into one PDF arranged to build the maker’s skills as he or she works through building these classic projects. “Easy Shaker and Arts & Crafts Projects” starts out with Christopher Schwarz’s simple (but handsome) nailed-together Shaker silverware...

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Shaker Projects & Shop Projects (& I Miss Hot Wax)

If you’ve been reading Popular Woodworking Magazine for more than a decade, two “new” products won’t be new to you: “Workbenches & Toolboxes” and “Great American Furniture.” Both are “SIPs” (special-interest publications) that we offered only on newsstands, before I joined the PWM staff (so they’re really old). But they’re chock-full of great information,...

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Acanthus Carving & Windsor Chairmaking

The October 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is now available in our store (in both print and digital versions). Inside (along with many other techniques, tools and projects) you’ll find South Carolina-based carver Mary May‘s article with step-by-step photo instructions on carving an acanthus leaf – a classic motif that originated as an...

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Getting Started with Routers

New at ShopWoodworking.com Time to Tackle Projects to Improve Your Home With the unofficial start to summer in the record books for another year, there’s no question now is a great time to work on projects to improve your home, inside and out, as well as your yard. At ShopWoodworking.com you’ll find a unique...

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‘The Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton’ Revised Edition

Kari Hultman (The Village Carpenter) just posted on her blog that the revised and updated edition of “The Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton” is now available for pre-order from Astragal Press – so I ordered it. But then neanderthal extraordinaire Zachary Dillinger (The Eaton County Woodworker) chimed in to mention that for almost the...

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‘Make a Joint Stool from a Tree’ (and More on Follansbee)

We’ve just added to our store what I think is one of the most important woodworking books I’ve seen in some time: “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th-century Joinery,” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee (Lost Art Press). Sure, given my interest in all things early modern, I’m partial...

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New Compilation of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture

About 30 years ago, I had this idea that there ought to be a book of measured drawings of Arts & Crafts period furniture, focusing on the designs of Gustav Stickley. Gus called his work “Craftsman” furniture, and I think that term is far more appropriate than “Mission” furniture. “Mission” was a term coined...