‘ THE TOP SELLING WOOD WORKING BOOK OF 2010′
Popular Woodworking Books
Top 10 Woodworking Books Sold in 2010
As we’re wrapping up 2010, any good company takes a look at what products sold well during the year. We’re doing the same, and it’s an interesting mix of the ten top-selling books of the last year. The list tells us what our readers are interested in, and what it may tell you is what books you may be just as interested in reading. Starting from #10, the list is as follows:
#1 – Made By Hand
And our number one title is a book all about building furniture without power tools. Dedicated to the woodworker who has decided to build with traditional hand tools, this title shows how to use the tools, and how to build contemporary furniture with traditional tools.
– David Thiel
Sourced From: Popular Woodworking – Top Ten 2010 Woodworking Books: http://bit.ly/gDNEmc
The definitive book of how to build woodworking projects using hand tools.
“While there are a number of books on hand tools for woodworkers that provide information about hand tools and their individual uses, no one has put these tools to use on a project. In that regard, this book is unique and will fit in perfectly with the rapidly expanding category of hand-tool woodworking. The six projects and companion DVD offer excellent views of the hand tools in use, and the critical body positioning necessary.” — Popular Woodworking
- wikio.com An excellent venture into home-workshop furniture production with little use of modern electric tools. The author presents a carefully explained and highly detailed description of the proper techniques involved in woodworking projects using the wonderful handtools of our forefathers [...]
- Amazon.com – Reviews This is a great book!! I got this book as a Christmas present and can't put it down. The writing just flows like Tom is speaking to me directly. The plans are beautiful drawn with photos to help accompany a hand technique. Each technique is clearly explained in both words and pictures. [...]
- www.toolemerablog.typepad.com Review Made By Hand reads like a book of the 1840-1870 period. The style is one-on-one, you and the author. The conversational prose invites you to experience the subject much as did the author. You're taken through the early stages of discovering woodworking, through the development of the book itself, through an introduction to basic hand tool use and on into beginning, intermediate and advanced projects. [...]
- Lumberjocks.com Review Tom Fidgen is one of our own. He’s been a Lumberjock for almost two years now. About three months ago he announced the completion of his book in THIS blog. I was shocked to see that he didn’t get much feedback from the blog post (only 9 comments). But I knew it was a book I was going to need in my collection. [...]
- Woodnbits.com Review Those of us interested in working with hand tools truly live in a golden age. One wonders what the masters of the 17th and 18th Centuries would think of the wide array of tools we have available currently. And more and more, magazines devote at least some of their pages to the hand tool craft. [...]