'The Minimalist Woodworker' is about making woodworking clean and simple – from the tools and the workspace to the easy-to-follow instructions – while eliminating the intimidation of the craft. It's a book that will get new woodworkers into the craft while inspiring power tool users to purchase hand tools. It quickly details how to make a small space productive and outlines the most efficient tools to own.
Each piece of equipment is explained and instructions provided with techniques for keeping tools sharp and well-maintained. It also Includes six very useful projects that build skills and outfit a workspace: a saw bench and matching saw horse; a Nicholson-style workbench; a shooting board/bench hook; a shop mallet; and a hanging tool shelf.
As noted by Chris Schwarz of Popular Woodworking, "If you are at the beginning of the craft or know someone who is, 'The Minimalist Woodworker' is a great place to start.
About the Author
Before he jumped into the world of woodworking, he served in the Royal Canadian Army for 14 years in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. After leaving the RCA on a honorable discharge, he studied furniture design/making at Rosewood Studio and learned from some of the best in the business, including Garrett Hack and Chris Schwarz. After finishing up his studies, Vic owned his own studio while working part-time at Rosewood as an instructor and craftsman in residence before eventually becoming an editor at Canadian Woodworking magazine. Vic now has what might be one of the coolest jobs in woodworking: he serves as Technical Advisor at Lee Valley Tools. He also builds what he wants, when he wants in his minimalist workshop. Learn more about Vic and check out his blog, latest projects, and other cool stuff at the Minimalist Woodworker
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st April 2017
Publisher: Spring House Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 20.1 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.59