Recommended Reading

I just finished reading The Minimalist Woodworker - Essential Tools & Smart Shop Ideas for Building with Less by Vic Tesolin. I had seen the book mentioned a few places recently and thought I'd take a look as I am always interested in ways to teach woodworking to a broad range of people. Starting with how to set up shop in a space as small as a corner of your living room and tool selection, the book offers an excellent list of projects to get you working starting with a wooden mallet and moving up to really nice designs for a workbench and a hanging cabinet for tools. As a professional, I found his discussion of blade sharpening to be very interesting and will be making his shooting board hook this week in the shop.

Minimalist Woodworker