There seems to be a resurgence of interest in woodworking so it goes to follow that the number of woodworking books increase as well. Is the renewed interest derived from the various characters on the scene that influence others? There's people like Norm Abram, Roy Underhill (aka St. Roy), David Marks, Chris Schwartz and more that have inspired, intrigued and enlightened us (myself included) while being entertaining as well. It's nothing but business and seriousness when the tools, power or otherwise, are in motion and the wood in play. Getting a laugh in-between all that seriousness is most welcome!

A recent favorite woodworking author of mine is Chris Schwartz from Lost Art Press. He's written popular books on workbenches, hand planes and more. While being an editor of Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine, he managed to pull off writing another new book, "The Joiner and Cabinet Maker" along with some material written by Joel Moskowitz from Tools for Working Wood. I just preordered it, and now for the annoying part. Waiting.

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