“The New Traditional Woodworker” {Best Traditional Woodworking Books & DVDs}

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In the above video I share another one of my absolute favorite books about traditional woodworking: “The New Traditional Woodworker: From Tool Set to Skill Set to Mind Set” by Jim Tolpin.

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I’ll be honest. I usually judge a book by it’s cover. The cover photography originally sold me on this book…hey, I’m a former pro photographer snob. But fortunately the inside of the book was also amazing, and filled with useful tutorials on using traditional hand tools to build furniture.

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Jim Tolpin does a great job in not assuming that the reader has fundamental knowledge of woodworking, and approaches hand tool use as if the reader is unaware. But the text is far from elementary, and also appeals to more seasoned woodworkers. Hey, look at my blue place markers…I come back to this book often, as a reference.

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Perhaps what I love most about “The New Traditional Woodworker” is that Jim Tolpin teaches how to use traditional hand tools by making projects that you will actually use in your traditional woodworking workshop: try square, straight edge, shooting board, gauges, etc… He begins by teaching the reader simpler projects, to illustrate basic skills, and advances to more elevated woodworking projects. Each project builds upon the skill of the previous project.

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This book should be on the shelf of every woodworker…not just the traditionalists!

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About the Author:

"I'm wildly passionate about traditional woodworking with hand tools, and want to rekindle this lost art. At WoodAndShop I teach you the skills that I learn, and also share anything fascinating that I discover about traditional woodworking. That includes tours of traditional workshops, beautiful furniture, and my favorite tools and books. I hope you enjoy my videos, photos, and articles. Please feel free to leave constructive comments!"

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