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UPDATE: The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Millercomments (305) January 10th, 2013 in blogs
The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller
Popular Woodworking Books, 2012.
$29.99; 192 pp.
Jeff Miller has been teaching woodworking for a long time and along the way he discovered that a lot of students are lacking fundamental woodworking knowledge and skills. In this book, The Foundations of Better Woodworking, he sets out to "pull together as much fundamental woodworking knowledge as possible" and provide a foundation so "all woodworking skills can be built and improved." The book is divided into 3 sections:
1. Understanding the Basics, which has chapters on wood, tools and sharpening. Additionally, there is a chapter, "Using Your Body", which has 12 pages devoted to such things as stance, generating force, and working at the proper height. Another chapter is "Learning to See" which covers lighting, viewing angle, where to look, and observation.
2. Getting a Better Sense of Where You're Going is all about measuring, layout, cutting to the line, flattening a board, and getting and staying square.
3. Learning as You Work covers making mistakes, feedback - visual, audible (what sound is the plane making?), tactile, and olfactory - practicing, and lastly, putting it all together.
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