Papa's Wood Shop: Simple Woodworking How-To and Project Plans for Beginners

by A. William Benitez

Publisher: Positive Imaging, LLC

Publication Date: August 03, 2016

ISBN: 9781944071134

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Novice and beginning woodworkers find learning woodworking techniques well worth the effort and it’s fun but also time consuming. If you want to jump in quickly and start building functional projects for your home using simpler methods, Papa's Wood Shop Book 1 is for you. In this first book of the series there are four attractive and functional projects you can build using consumer brand tools you may already have. For each project there are photos, concise instructions, materials lists, drawings, and even exploded views to help with assembly. And future books in the series include a dozen more projects for home or office and much more. Read more about it below.

If you’re like me, your first question is “how can woodworking be simplified and why?’ The “why” is easy. To succeed as a one-person woodworking business for over 20 years you have to meet the needs of your customers with quality cabinets and furniture built promptly while making a profit. Over the years I developed many methods that made the job of building cabinets and furniture easier and faster while maintaining the quality that pleased my customers and increased profit for my woodworking business.

The “how” is not as easy. Simplifying is not about cutting corners or creating poor quality, not if you want to keep customers happy and coming back.

Each method you change to make things simpler has to be weighed against its impact on the overall quality, but it can be done.

And, it turns out these methods work even if you aren’t a professional. I used them to build projects in my home after retiring from the woodworking business. Now you can use them to build quality cabinets and furniture for yourself, family members and friends.

There are woodworkers who frown on some of these methods and even view some as shortcuts leading to poor quality. After serving hundreds of customers in Tampa, Florida and Austin, Texas, I know that’s not true.