I guess if you have a lot of projects you need plans for for your home it would be OK, but for many of us, we also enjoy the design aspect of our own projects. We also bounce ideas around here for projects. You have yet to discover the vast depth of knowledge that is amassed here. All you need do is ask and you shall receive.
First, I can't judge this book as I have never seen it. If you do a search here on LJ's for 'woodworking4home', you will turn up some interesting feedback on the folks who (evidently) produce this book.
Personally, I think books like this are a waste of time and money. I am not opposed to buying books, DVD's, plans, etc. ... I actually buy quite a few myself. But the ones I buy are aimed at developing a specific skill or a specific type of project.
Take UnionLabel's advice … save your money, and take advantage of the experience, skill, and wisdom that is available free here on LumberJocks.com.
Oh, and if you feel like you just need to spend some money, you can make a donation here on the website to help defray the cost of providing this service!
I've found in the digital age with thousands of websites out there, I don't buy wood magazines that often or books anymore. Most of anything you would want to make/build/learn can be found on the internet for free.
personally id say take a quick look thru the book and see if theres any really cool ideas that u cant seem to live without and if thats the case books are great reference and besides, what else is there to do while on the throne?
but i will say normally if im gonna buy a book or magazine ill make sure whatever projects or projects that i like or better yet certain skills i want to learn or get better at are talked about in it
my favorite so far is shopnotes and tho ive only built 1 thing from it so far its been worth every penny for the subscription
Depends on what they're asking for it. I'll almost never pass up a woodworking book in the 99 cent bin because you can almost always find one good $1 tip in every book (and I'm getting forgetful and books/magazines are great references to go back to for the technique you recall but don't remember exactly how to do).
On the other hand if it's a $49 book, as mentioned above there are lots of cheap/free sources of great tips.
There's great info here on the site but if there was one change I could make to the site it would be to add a separate tab for jigs and tips because sometimes you do really need to search for it.
You can get books on all aspects of woodworking from your local library even ones that you can buy so it's like a sort of try it first thing, i don't know if they will have the one you asked about in your posting but they do have many others. Welcome to the best and most addictive site on the planet!
I have hundreds of woodworking books and magazines but in today's world you can get all the info your need on line an in particular here on LJs. Ask Any question and you will have dozens of responses.
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