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Belg1960

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06-16-2021 09:19 PM

Guys, I’m looking for a starter book which might bridge into a little more advanced project resource. Please give me your favorite.
Thanks, Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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controlfreak

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#1 posted 06-16-2021 09:29 PM

I think you will want to play around a bit to see if you can narrow your subject matter choices. When I started I was all about plywood and Steve Ramsey material. Now I am all hand tool, real wood and Paul Sellers. Most of the books I have are about joinery. What I am saying is things may change. You Tube is a great source to help figure it out too.

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sawdustjeff

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#2 posted 06-16-2021 09:31 PM

The Art Of Kumiko by Matt Kenney. Published by Blue Hills Press and available on Amazon.

And anything with Mike Pekovich’s name on it.

Kumiko is quite satisfying to make and a nice change from furniture or cabinet making.

Good luck and have fun!

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Lazyman

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#3 posted 06-17-2021 12:20 AM

+1 on the Matt Kenney book. IMO, A very good starter book with some nice looking projects from easy to relatively advanced. I’ve only done enough to make the jigs that make it easier and to try a few basic cuts but the instructions are very clear so far.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 06-17-2021 01:01 AM

The Art Of Kumiko by Matt Kenney. Published by Blue Hills Press and available on Amazon

+2, easy read and about 10 patterns in the book. Have not done any projects yet, but some are on the list

-- Eric, building the dream

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Belg1960

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#5 posted 06-19-2021 02:38 AM

Thank you, Matt Kenney book on the way.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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SMP

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#6 posted 06-19-2021 02:58 AM

I’ll need to check that out too. I did my first kumiko from the Pekovich book, but that is a pretty small section of his book. I also saw a guy who was selling kits and blocks and plans etc on Etsy

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Lazyman

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#7 posted 06-19-2021 04:37 AM

I seem to recall that Matt Kenny sells kits and jigs too.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Belg1960

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#8 posted 06-19-2021 02:33 PM



I seem to recall that Matt Kenny sells kits and jigs too.

- Lazyman


I want to create it myself, if I buy all the material “I” didn’t make it in my mind. But I thank you for the info maybe SPM can use it.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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WoodenDreams

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#9 posted 06-19-2021 06:12 PM

Which book to refer you to for more advance content, would depend on what type of woodworking you want to lean toward.

One of the books I have, “Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How”. From the editors of Fine Woodworking. A larger size book, black & white pages, 10 1/2” x 13 3/4” and 4891 pages, pages are thin. I got mine used in very good condition on Amazon. A lot of good content.

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