There are some great suggestions already written here, but I want to focus on one key decision: hand tools or power tools. This is an endless debate among woodworkers. Some people believe strongly that unless you start with hand tools you will ne
This book is intended for novices in Woodworking. It covers basic Woodworking techniques and equipment. In addition, there are a number of interesting examples of potential Woodworking projects. The best part of the book is Offerman's writing style which is very entertaining and humorous.
The Woodworks Library has a bunch of PDFs of woodworking books, mostly public domain materials from the late 1800s or early 1900s. However, some of them are more modern, like this US Army Corps of Engineers carpentry manual from 1995. [via open materials] We posted a warning about possible PDF-based
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