Synopses & Reviews
A bewildering variety of tools, clever marketing copy, and lack of knowledge can lead even the most determined new woodworker to make many unnecessary purchases, causing frustration or retreat. Written for true beginners, Your First Workshop offers inspiration and encouragement, guiding readers toward smart tool choices by providing realistic, reliable information. Best-selling author Aimé Ontario Fraser started working with wood in high school, and has taught extensively in workshops and classes since. Your First Workshop brings that experience to readers. Woodworkers of every taste can find a shop style that works for them in one of the books four sections: The Essential Shop, The Basic Shop, The Efficient Shop, and The Well-Rounded Shop. Topics include how each tool is used and what it is used for. The book also offers extensive advice on choosing a location for the shop, maximizing available space, and planning for future expansion.
About the Author
Aimé Ontario Fraser began her woodworking career during high school. She has been a professional woodworker and boatbuilder. She teaches woodworking and boatbuilding in Norwalk, CT.