Category Archives: The Essential Woodworker

10 Books that Changed the Way I Think

I get asked (a lot) for a list of my favorite books. The problem is that I have so many books that I use and rely on, that I can’t boil down my entire library to a list of favorites. … Continue reading

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2 Lost Art Press Books Named to F&C’s ‘Essential Reading List’

The winter 2012 issue of Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine have called out two Lost Art Press books – “The Essential Woodworker” and “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” – as 12 of the “must-have titles for your workshop library.” It’s an honor … Continue reading

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A New Corporate Logo?

We are running low on T-shirts, and so it is time to come up with a new design and pithy expression for the back of the shirt. As a tractor trailer pulled up to my driveway in the pouring rain … Continue reading

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‘The Essential Woodworker’ for Kindle

You can now purchase Robert Wearing’s hand-tool masterwork, “The Essential Woodworker,” for your Kindle or other reader that is compatible with Kindle files. The Kindle book is $10 and can be purchased here in our store. That means you can … Continue reading

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‘The Essential Woodworker’ ePub Edition

You can now download the ePub edition of “The Essential Woodworker” by Robert Wearing in a completely DRM-free format for your iPad, iPhone or other electronic reader that supports .epub files. Click here to visit our store and purchase the … Continue reading

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Make a Table or Stool Part 2: Marking Out the Joints

In a table or stool construction either the legs or the rails may be marked out first. This example starts with the rails. Cramp together the long and short pairs, with true faces out and true edges down. Mark each … Continue reading

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Make a Table or Stool: Part 1

Design brief: Before commencing on any design other than a copy a design brief must be prepared. A design brief is a collection of all the data relevant to the construction and use of the article and the design is … Continue reading

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They Will Make a Craftsman Out of You

Editor’s note: The following account was written by Robert Wearing, the author of “The Essential Woodworker,” which is one of the best modern books on handwork. Period. End of story. In this entry, Wearing recounts his woodworking training after World … Continue reading

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