This book is more than a guide to working timber into useful things; it’s an essential guide for anyone desiring to live close to nature, as well as a spellbinding adventure into the craft of woodmanship for us all.
The place that we seem to get into arguments is with old tools that have value to both collectors and woodworkers. The woodworker wants a functional tool, the collector wants the tool kept in its “vintage” condition. The tool collector sees value in maintaining patina and the vintage look.
I really liked the idea of using a wood screw, partly because I liked Scott Meek’s and partly because of my love affair with wood. But the Benchcrafted system comes highly recommended. I decided to combine the two systems, using the Crisscross mechanism in conjunction with the Lake Erie screw.
We also wanted to give a special thanks to Chris Schwarz, Megan Fitzpatrick and Lost Art Press for being some of our biggest advocates and supporters! If you haven’t read any of the beautiful books published by Lost Art Press, we suggest you get your hands on one (or a few). The quality, craftsmanship, and words that their books express about woodworking is bar none.
Have you ever considered bending wood for a woodworking project? The technique can really add interest to a piece, and is easier than you might think with the help of an Earlex Steam Generator! Click below to find an article and a video on building an inexpensive steam box for bending wood as well as some tips for how to use the steam box.