Tag: Review

Here’s a look at the Nick Offerman book “Good Clean Fun” and his misadventures in sawdust. It’s an easy read, fun to follow along, and one any avid wood worker will want on the bookshelf. Most people know Offerman from his role as small-town functionary Ron Swanson on the TV show Parks And Recreation, whose desk trinkets include a Claymore antipersonnel mine facing anyone approaching his desk. But woodworkers know him from his Fine Woodworking articles as a fellow woodworker who…

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How To Whittle, The Taunton Press, $19.95, 144pp, March, 2018 Full disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for review. This is a gorgeous book. It features 25 projects that are a mix of functional and decorative items, carrying on a centuries-old tradition. Josh Nava is a hand carver in Nashville, TN, and is the co-founder of Suburban Pallet, which specializes in hand-crafted goods made from repurposed timber. Whittling may bring to mind sitting around…

Wood Projects

Woodworking With Hand Tools: Tools, Techniques and Projects, The Taunton Press, $24.95, 240pp, April, 2018 Full disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for review. This is another gorgeous book. It’s an anthology of 33 hand tool articles collected from the past 10 years of Fine Woodworking magazine, by the following authors: Christian Becksvoort Brian Boggs Tom Calisto Dan Faia John Reed Fox Chris Gochnour Garrett Hack Andrew Hunter Matt Kenney Philip C. Lowe Tim Manney…

Wood Projects

52 Boxes In 52 Weeks, The Taunton Press, $24.95, 224pp, May, 2018 Full disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for review. This is a wonderful design book by Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney. It’s the result of a challenge he set for himself to practice his design skills: design and build a small box every week for a year. The boxes are largely simple in construction, using a limited set of techniques, since…

Wood Projects