For those of you who aren’t music nerds, the cut-out bin is where a record store puts albums that have been dumped on the market for one reason or another – usually because the record didn’t sell. Most of these records would have a notch cut in the corner – hence the name – and they almost always sold for $1 or $2.
I found some amazing things in the cut-out bin, including Spoon’s “A Series of Sneaks.”
In that vein, ShopWoodworking has just put a tremendous book on handwork in its cut-out bin. “Handtool Essentials,” which is normally a $24.99 book, is $6.99.
If you don’t have this book, get it.
We put this collection of articles together in 2007 using material from our favorite hand-tool authors: Frank Klausz, Lonnie Bird, David Charlesworth, Graham Blackburn, Don McConnell, Adam Cherubini and Paul Sellers.
What I have always loved about this book is that it offers a wide range of opinion on using hand tools – not just one person’s view. So you get Cherubini’s take on saws – plus Blackburn’s. And there are some good plans for the necessary hand-tool equipment: a Roubo workbench, an Arts & Crafts style tool cabinet, sawbenches and a miter shooting board.
And for $6.99 you can’t go wrong. Get directly to the product here.
— Christopher Schwarz
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