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Forum topic by RedWoodworker posted 12-15-2017 06:03 PM 418 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2017 06:03 PM

Hello all,

A bit of background: I was hand carving for several years, recently moved to bandsaw boxes, and now, since I moved into a new place with more space, I decided to create a small woodworking shop so I could create more complex projects. So far I have a bandsaw, table saw, and router table, along with various hand tools and sanding tools.

I have had absolutely no instruction in woodworking, and so I have to figure everything out on my own through books and videos (and with the help of people in great forums like this one).

As I want to begin to take on more complex tasks (joinery, etc.), I’m hoping someone can recommend any books or videos that do a good job going step-by-step through some projects, not assuming much knowledge.

I want to build up my skillset, and when I was carving, found books and videos like these rare but incredibly helpful (Chris Pye has some great ones on carving).

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-15-2017 07:03 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

I can help much other than going through videos. I don’t use plans of any kind.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 07:08 PM

Red – welcome to Jumberjocks

Check out Youtube, Search the topic you are interested in. Also check the Wood Whisperer out. Otherwise mostly, it is a matter of asking questions on a forum like this. LJ is a great source of information with plenty of folks willing to give help.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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