Marc Spagnuolo, The Wood Whisperer, is coming out with a new book – Essential Joinery: The Five Most Important Joints Every Woodworker Should Know.
If you’re not familiar with the name, Marc is a great woodworker and fantastic at showing and sharing his skill and experience in videos. (Here’s his YouTube channel.) His is one of the channels I’ll visit first when I have a few free minutes, and I seek out his videos when there’s something I want to learn or be refreshed on.
His new book is focused on joinery, and the description says it’ll cover different techniques for accomplishing the different joinery styles.
There will be 5 chapters:
- Butt joints
- Rabbets, Dadoes, and Grooves
- Mortises and Tenons
- Half-Laps and Bridles
From the book description:
I want this book to serve as the “missing manual” for joinery. A book that fills in the gaps left behind by existing publications (pun intended). While the subject matter is very beginner-friendly, I suspect that even experienced woodworkers will have something to gain from this book.
I preordered a copy through Amazon, and am really looking forward to it. I’m not a woodworking beginner, but I definitely do need more practice and skill. What I’m hoping is that Essential Joinery provides me with tips, tricks, and inspiration. If Marc’s writing is anything like his videos, I will at least be entertained, but I also do expect to learn.
Price: $16.34 (as of the time of this posting)
ETA: March 30th, 2019
Marc came out with his first book a few years ago, Hybrid Woodworking, and while it has been on my wishlist for a while – and still is – I haven’t ordered it yet, despite that book’s stellar reviews and my fondness for Marc’s content. Maybe that will be my second read.