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Shop Improvements Book

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Overview

Make your shop more functional with these ideas from Fine Woodworking Magazine. 60 outstanding accessory and jig articles will fill your mind with ideas for things to add to your shop. Topics include workbenches, router jigs and fences, table saw extension tables, sawhorses and support stands, clamp and lumber racks, dovetailing jigs, storage solutions and more!

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Manufacturer Part Number 9781561588916
Weight (lbs) 1.6100
Topic Shops

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Disappointing

Pim Posted September 28, 2014
I love buying these types of books, because if I find one great idea inside it for my workshop I generally think it's worth the price. In this instance that turned out to not be the case. This book is full of mostly very far out ideas that don't have a lot of usage for the general woodworker. To me the things you build for your workshop should not take you a lot of time to create. They should be items that make you work faster, safer and more efficiently. In this instance, many of the ideas require as much time to build as a fine piece of furniture. Maybe it's because it comes from the creators of Fine Woodworking and I tend to build things that are less refined. More than anything I found some of the projects not as well thought out as many of the ideas you can find for free on the internet.
Again, I acknowledge that maybe this book is more for the fine woodworker, which I do not count myself amongst, and for that type of hobbyist or professional it is of greater use. However, for the person who builds a lot of cabinets, built-ins and general purpose furniture there are very few great ideas in here. I gave it three stars because for me it was a 1 star book and for others it might be a 5 star, so I averaged them out.
I would recommend that you peruse all the pages in the book you can before you purchase this. If you like what you see, it might be a 5 star book, for me it was a total waste. I should probably return it, but I think that's lame, since I went through it already.

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