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Just got it for Christmas, myself.  Got to meet Marc Adams at a nearby seminar and it was his singular recommendation.  I love it.

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I have been a MP fan for a while. No doubt his style and approach have influenced my own pieces heavily for the last few years.

I really enjoyed sitting down with this book. Nice approach, nice execution, beautifully photographed. 

For anyone interested in veneer work, Craig Thibodeau's new book is very well done, also.

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Convinced! My son gave me a Rockler card for Christmas and a good book will last forever. 

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I've been wanting to get that one, and this may just push me to go ahead and order it. I've been enjoying Mike's presence, insight, humor, etc. on the STL podcast.

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1 minute ago, JohnG said:

I've been wanting to get that one, and this may just push me to go ahead and order it. I've been enjoying Mike's presence, insight, humor, etc. on the STL podcast.

What is STL?

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11 minutes ago, K Cooper said:

What is STL?

Shop Talk Live on Fine Woodworking Online.

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Yup, Mike P is great. I followed a FWW article of his to do some kumiko a year or two ago, and I corresponded with him via email. He was very nice. I really like his furniture designs as well.

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I am currently reading The Anarchist Tool Chest, got it for Christmas. I can't recommend it enough. I wish I had read it 2 years ago, would have saved me a lot of money and a LOT of time. @collinb your description of The Why and How of Woodworking sounds similar to The Anarchist Tool Chest. Have your read both? Would it be redundant to do so?

If not then I will make Why and How next on my list.

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18 hours ago, jplemons said:

“Usually ships in 1 to 2 months.”

What?!!?

I had the same thoughts. The ebook version is available on the taunton store, and they don't have the print version right now. I'm guessing they are waiting on another print run. I'll see if the Woodcraft has it next time I'm there, but I'm guessing they won't.

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I'm a Mike P fan - he's very knowledgeable, and I really like his teaching/speaking style.

 

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I love this book as well, and pre-ordered it when they announced it. 

I tried to post a review on Taunton's site but it never did "take," so here's my two cents on this thread. 

Very much worth the buy and the time to read. Nicely constructed hardcover book, well-written, organized and produced, and the author has a warm writing style that's engaging without being far above you in low earth orbit. I would buy it as a gift for someone, and would buy another from this author. :) 

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I picked this up yesterday at Rocklers. Looking forward to many hours of reading, something I don’t do enough of.  Thanks @collinb

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On 1/9/2019 at 10:51 AM, Coyote Jim said:

I am currently reading The Anarchist Tool Chest, got it for Christmas. I can't recommend it enough. I wish I had read it 2 years ago, would have saved me a lot of money and a LOT of time. @collinb your description of The Why and How of Woodworking sounds similar to The Anarchist Tool Chest. Have your read both? Would it be redundant to do so?

If not then I will make Why and How next on my list.

+1000000000 for The Archistists Toolchest.  I never thought I would nerd out on paper type and how the binding  is sewn...but it makes the book feel more like a durable good (and me less likely to use as a coaster). The $120 Roubo plates book is my next purchase.   Unrelated matter, can I borrow $120?   

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Love Mike P and thanks for the recommendation.  I always associated QSWO with huge chunky 4/4 and 5/4 dimension arts and crafts furniture.  His use of QSWO on elegant pieces, 3/8” and 1/2” changed my mind completely. BTW, he mentioned on STL that some copies have a defect whereby pages are falling out and to contact him directly for a new (signed) copy if you have one.

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I picked up a copy of Mike P's book and am also enjoying it. His style/tastes seems to mirror my own, so I find I get a lot of inspiration and ideas that I'd like to put to work when seeing his pieces. 

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On 1/9/2019 at 10:51 AM, Coyote Jim said:

I am currently reading The Anarchist Tool Chest, got it for Christmas. I can't recommend it enough. I wish I had read it 2 years ago, would have saved me a lot of money and a LOT of time. @collinb your description of The Why and How of Woodworking sounds similar to The Anarchist Tool Chest. Have your read both? Would it be redundant to do so?

If not then I will make Why and How next on my list.

Haven't read a lot of woodworking books and have not read The Anarchist.

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They actually had a copy of Mike P's book at my local Woodcraft when I went in today, one lone copy. I brought it home with me. Looking forward to reading it.

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14 minutes ago, JohnG said:

They actually had a copy of Mike P's book at my local Woodcraft when I went in today, one lone copy. I brought it home with me. Looking forward to reading it.

At my Rockler as well. Sorry Kev. 

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