As I work on the upcoming article “Young Maker’s Bookshelves” (for the October 2017 issue), I’m reminded of one of my favorite-ever posts (from 2009): “Ridiculous Woodworking Books, ” by Christopher Schwarz – mostly for the hilarious responses.
But that was 8 years ago – it’s time for some new ones.
Here’s a few from me (which are at best merely amusing):
“The Ultimate Guide to Craft Fair Crap” (an homage to Chris’ 2009 post)
“$300 is a Lot of Money” (If you haven’t seen Wilbur Pan’s video, well, you must)
“The Big Book of Handcrafted Door Stops”
“Lathe Safety: A Guide to Hair Ties”
“I Meant to Do That: BladeBurns & Tear-Out as Decoration”
“Here, Hold My Beer: A Tale of Triage”
Leave your titles in the comments below – the title that makes me laugh the most will earn the commenter a copy of “The Art and Craft of Cabinet-Making,” our hardcover, high-quality reprint of David Denning’s 1891 classic (which is not ridiculous, though the prose is amusing); I just happen to have an extra copy at my desk. To be entered in the “contest,” post your titles by 6 p.m. (EDT) Sunday (June 18, 2017).
p.s. I like silly titles; I came up with a list of possible renovation mystery books on my personal blog one day as I was framing out the shower.