My top 10 woodworking books
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hmmmm looks like more then 10 books to me. love ur work dude
Awesome channel man! Found it last week and have been trolling your videos since. Love books so when I saw thing made sense to watch it. Kind of regretting that in hindsight. As the video played I added each book to my Amazon cart and at the end of the video I have £232 (GBP) worth of books in the cart that’s $474 Canadian Dollars. -.-
"The more you learn, the more you earn." Fantastic.
Three more you should try and get hold of for your collection … https://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Historic-Carpentry-Cecil-Hewett/dp/0850333547 … https://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Cathedral-Monastic-Carpentry-Hewett/dp/0850334179 … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Church-Carpentry-Study-Based-Examples/dp/0850333970
I am from India u provide a job to for carpenter
After a day of thinking, I really have a question for you. How many books did not make the video? And the Japanese Joinery book has already arrived. 25$ American pesos
Damn it I just bought 5 books and then watched this and bought 5 more… grrrr!
Try to do it with Woodprix plans 🙂
Of all wood working book I have read, this “pepe amazing plan” (Google it) is the best. My wood working trainer suggests it to all of his scholars. I am surprised by the amount of detail the authors go into topics. The tutorials are clear and simple to follow, the material is interesting.
You want to crack a woody? Go to Japan and check out the hardware stores or home centres as they call them. The tools are cheap, great quality and you will find tools ‘only in Japan’ there. Also, the carpenters clothes, shoes and accessories are ‘sweet as bro’.
Great. Now I can double my woodworking library. 😉
Have you had any luck with Japanese furniture books?
great channel man glad I found it.
I have Steve Chappells book and rupert Newmans book I’m lucky enough to have met them both and have been to lectures by Steve both worth having there’s one or two books there I want to order though.
Thank you for this!!!
Thanks for the great recommendations; doesn’t your website have an amazon book link now?
Mr the GHost, Mr the Vulture here. Fun, I own half of those books and can totally relate to your work. Nice. Keep your humorous cocky style, the respect and humbleness show right thru. Waver not. Ever. Carrion-eater out.
Hey younger samurai
Thanks for sharing.
To my knowledge most orgasms involve wood… well at least for men.
I am a violinmaker and not a carpenter….. but love design, so I just purchased "Patterns of Home"..looks like an amazing read. After getting to know you through the channel I was surprised that you didn”t have any of James Krenov’s books on the list. Also David Pye’s "The nature of Workmanship" is amazing. Great Channel !!
Amazing! You are truly gifted. Thanks for sharing your projects. I never tier of watching.
legend, thanks to you
Of all wood working book I`ve read, this “Bαzοmο Tdy Plαn” (Google it) is the greatest. My woodworking trainer even endorses his learners to read the book. I am impressed how authors managed to write very detailed topics. I am astonished by the material and did not have a difficult time following the lessons. .
I’m new to your channel and I, like you, love carpentry books. I was particularly interested in the Complete Japanese Joinery book and went straight to amazon to find it. So in the UK it costs £2904.76 ($4529.19 US) new!! Used it costs £89.12 ($138.96 US). I thought it was really funny how expensive that book is to buy new. Thought you’d like to know. Would you still recommend it at the used price?
Buy Tage Frid’s books. He goes over everything that’s important. He shows how to make each joint with hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power tools. He’s got you covered. His book on joinery is my choice for having on a desert island.
Do you have any recommendations for books about ‘traditional’ carpentry? Like how to frame a house. If you do that would be great, I really want to learn how homes are built as well as other structural things.
One more book and this is one that is for woodworking. It’s called TImber Frame for the Rest of Us. I highly recommend it to anyone learning about TImber Frame because the author speaks in plain language. And, of course, any books on cordwood construction. Cordwood uses significantly less wood then a timber frame home and will last longer.
I remember starting work with my dad at 17 as an apprentice joiner anyway come pay day I received a modest wage considering I was pretty green I wasn’t expecting much but I always remember what he told me " the more you learn the more you earn" what a great saying! BTW just discovered your profile on Monday and subbed im working my way through your vids which are excellent and very informative keep up the good work!
My best woodworking book? WOODPRIX!
I’ve been working my way through your videos and was obviously planning to subscribe once I got to the end, but this is the video that made me put the video on pause so I could purchase a book. The Complete Japanese Joinery will arrive tomorrow. I also stopped putting off the subscribe, and added another like. Great book selection. Thanks.
Great video! Just subbed . I’ve been a carpenter, woodworker, cabinet maker for a few years one of my favorite books that was a personal game changer for me was Understanding Wood by Bruce Hoadley. Super dry read but packed with helpful information. Also books on sharpening. Love the Greene bros; pretty sure they must have been hobbits.
Good morning. first off I’d like to say that you are an amazing carpenter. (not blowing smoke here) I’ve "literally" spent the last week watching as many of your videos as possible…that’s all I’ve been doing. for the longest time i thought i was pretty good at woodworking in general, but after watching your work you knocked me down to pretty much ground zero. Which is a good thing because if you never reevaluate yourself as an artist you’ll never really reach your full potential….in my opinion anyways. It’s mind blowing how much there is to learn but the books in this video are a great starting point in conjunction with your other videos. I appreciate that you are thorough and easy to understand. Your humor is actually a confidence builder in that it sets the tone for a more relaxed and comfortable learning environment…super important for new learners. Anywho, thanks for the inspiration and motivation to be better.
Samurai!! I was wondering if you could recommend the order in which I should prioritize my tools. I have a small budget but I already have a table saw, and radial arm saw. I just completed an outdoor shower from scratch for my studio but I want to pursue hand carved joinery.
I am just wondering which tools to prioritize so I don’t spend my money on something and then realize I have shortchanged myself with my purchase. I still need chisels, planes, router, band saw, etc.
My amazon wishlist just got much larger. Thank you.
Just got The Complete Japanese Joinery. Thank you for the inspiration!
out of all of these books which one would you recomend most? i love both japanese carpentry and timber framing. i dont want to read for joy, i want to read to learn techniques and ideas which i could then use.
I seperate home building, construction and carpentry from woodworking. I don’t see them as the same so when you have a video titled woodworking books but the titles are mostly home building I’m a little disappointed. Looked like some good books nonetheless…
love your video man! im planning to be a carpenter soon. how much did all those books cost you all together?
This is my favorite book on home construction. Granted, it’s not a woodworking title but if you design a home with two floors then would would come into play. I also love the underground home by Mike Oehler. Look him up on youtube. His current home, which is almost finished, is amazing.
Thanks for the video! It’s nice to know about some good books.
One of the most inspiring and instructive books I read were the Foxfire series. Log cabin building really inspired me.
Just added them all to my Amazon wish List! Thanks buddy!
Splendidly to see Stodoys have new plans which helped me save some money and energy for this construction.
Cool a fellow Vancouver Islander!
Nice selection of books. 🙂 I have a few, but will check out the rest for sure. If it helps, I wrote out the titles and authors, to make it easier for people to find them.The Language of Doors – Paulo Vicente, Tom Connor
Carving Architectural Detail In Wood – Frederick Wilbur
Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit And Use – Toshido Odate
The Timber-Frame Home: Design, Construction And Finishing – Tedd Benson
Timberframe: The Art And Craft Of The Post And Beam Home – Tedd Benson
Building The Timber Frame House: The Revival Of A Forgotten Craft – Tedd Benson, James Gruber
Timber Frame Construction: All About Post and Beam Building – Jack Sobon, Roger Schroeder
A Timber Framer’s Workshop: Joinery, Design & Construction Of Traditional Timber Frames – Steve Chappell
Oak-Framed Buildings – Rupert Newman
Timber Frame Joinery And Design – Timber Framers Guild
Builders Of The Pacific Coast – Lloyd Kahn
The Complete Japanese Joinery – Yasuo Nakahara
Building The Japanese House Today – Peggy Landers Rao, Len Brackett, Aya Brackett
Greene & Greene: Masterworks – Bruce Smith, Alexander Vertikoff
Patterns Of Home – Max Jacobson