I don’t usually do alot of reviews of books, and so forth , but this is an exception. I got Marc’s book, read thru it .
First off I enjoyed reading it.. the language and flow was nice and comfortable .
Now let me say after 40 some odd years of woodworking , I had experienced alot of what Marc had in the book. The neat part was seeing things I had actually not done or forgot about . There were also a few ,”why didn’t I think of that ” sort of thing .
The book basically shows you how power and hand tools interrelate , as well as provide techniques using either , or in combination.
Personally I think anyone would benefit from this book , and the newer you are to woodworking , the more so.
I actually refrained from doing this review until I could digest exactly what Marc had done. The book had a significant appeal to me, as well as numerous others who have come thru my shop. I just couldn’t put my finger on the appeal. Woodworking always appeals to me, but there was something more, and I was missing it.
This morning between coats of finish , I picked up the book and started looking thru it again , and it hit me .
The book defines Marc’s own woodworking journey.
I’m not even sure if Marc realizes it .. but as I look and read thru the pages it became clear.. the little tricks and techniques are things he has learned and picked up through his own journey . Whether learned from others or thru experience , the book shows not only what he has learned but how he has been able to translate that into a concise direction for others .
The bottom line for me is the detail . We all know where the devil lives and it’s in the details .. Marc addresses those little details that can often be the difference in success and failure , as well as solutions when it all goes south .
I think any woodworker of any skill level would not only enjoy the book but would also learn from it . I certainly did.
There are numerous reviews of the book you can Google and they are all positive , this is just my .02 . I think Marc did a superb job , I encourage you to take a look , I think you will enjoy the book as I did.
Well Done Marc,