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Gazette Archive 6/16/01

A Book Review by Jim Barry

Title: Further Useful Tips For Woodcarvers


Published by: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.
387 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016-8810
ISBN 1-86108-147-2
Price Softcover: $7.95 (Canada $11.95 )
80 B/W pages

This small book contains 65 pages of jam packed information from ideas and shortcuts offered by woodcarvers as they have appeared in Woodcarver magazine. From shop built jigs that save you money to great pieces of information on many of the aspects of woodcarving you'll find this pocketbook a very handy reference.

The diagrams and pictures are varying shades of grey with clear concise drawings (in CAD I think). The book covers the tips and topics of equipment, tools , varying techniques including sanding and finish preparation, shop made clamps and worksholders.

No specific brand name of tool is mentioned or recommended as the ideas and solutions featured were born on the workbench and not the engineer's drawing table. There are some great ideas discovered with only using the basic of tools. Definitely a book that won't spend much time collecting dust on the woodcarver's shelf.

Jim Barry
The Woodchuck Canuck

Editor's Note: Sterling Publishing has graciously donated several books for review which are passed on to our members free of charge in exchange for thoughtful, honest reviews. Thank You! And you can usually find their titles at a discount from Barnes And Noble

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