Working Wood, Not Machining It If you're more interested in working with wood rather than machining it, you will be relieved to learn that expensive powered machinery isn't required to build furniture. You can also forget the dust masks, face shields and hearing protection since many of the safety concerns related to woodworking-the use of power tools-are eliminated. In this book, you'll learn to set up a hand-tool woodworking shop, then discover the toolset, practice the skillset, and understand the mindset-effectively completing a comprehensive course in hand-tool woodworking.
Jim Tolpin has been a woodworker for more than thirty years and has written a dozen books on the subject, selling more than three-quarters of a million copies. He is now teaching woodworking for a living at his school, The Port Townsend School of Woodworking