Toolemera - Our Workshop (Rating: 4)

This review is from the March 2012 issue of our LJ eMag

Toolemera is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)

Our Workshop by Temple Thorold
"Being A Practical Guide to the Amateur In The Art of Carpentry & Joinery"
This is another of the classics, written pre-1900.

I find these books fascinating, as they bring the wisdom of days gone past into the present and for the most part are an excellent resource for woodworkers wanting to learn more about the craft. Probably the £5 listed to purchase the basic tools of a workshop is a little off the mark for today's shopper, but the techniques for using handplanes, for joinery, and for selecting types of wood for specific projects is still valid and helpful.

This particular book has a lot of drawings included to help with explaining the text.
Although I, personally, am not going to read the book word for word I think that anyone who is serious about learning the craft and/or interested in a historic look at woodworking would be fascinated by what lies within the pages.


One random draw winner will receive a copy of the book.
To enter your name in the draw, click here and answer the two easy questions.
Deadline: April 10, 2012

Another big thank-you to Toolemera for their continued donation of books for free draws here at