Category Archives: Downloads

Download an Excerpt from ‘Woodworking in Estonia’

I’ve prepared a 56-page excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” that you can download and (I hope) enjoy. The excerpt includes Peter Follansbee’s introduction to the book, plus a section on axes and a chapter on making containers from multiple boards … Continue reading

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Mitre Box Manual, a Free Download

I adore my Millers Falls mitre box, and I’ve been bemused by a recent backlash against mitre boxes, which ruled the American worksite and garage during the first half of the 20th century. The argument against a mitre box is … Continue reading

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Adding a pdf to Your iPad

Several readers have reported some difficulty in manually adding pdfs of our books to their iPads. Here is a short tutorial on several ways to do it. As always, technology changes so fast that we recommend searching the web for … Continue reading

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Forgotten Details of Cooking & Screwing

Whenever I have to wait in a doctor’s office, I don’t mess around with their pile of last year’s Time magazines. I bring my own really old magazines – and this week it was issues of The Woodworker from 1916. … Continue reading

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Your Assignment Today…

The lessons inside “By Hand & Eye” cannot be learned by reading alone, any more than you can learn to cut dovetails from a book. You must put pencil to paper so the book’s ideas about proportion will become physical … Continue reading

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First Review of ‘Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker’

J. Norman Reid of Wood News Online reviewed Roy Underhill’s “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker! – A Novel with Measured Drawings” for the most recent issue. Here’s a short excerpt: “Fun, fast-moving and filled with vivid though sometimes arcane period details … Continue reading

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4 More Unprofitable Posters (Free for You & Shawn)

Shawn Graham needs to decorate the walls of his woodworking school, Wortheffort in Austin, Texas. So I cleaned the scanner of drool after dealing with the cover for “Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!” and have four new posters for you. These … Continue reading

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