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The workshop : celebrating the place where craftsmanship begins
Gibson, Scott, 1951-
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Newton, CT : Taunton Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2003]

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201 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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TT152 .G53 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Where does great craftsmanship come from? More often than not, it takes place in a workshop that inspires creativity. A great workshop says as much about self-expression as it does efficiency and convenience. What is made in a shop--and why--influences the way a shop is configured and what you'll find in it. Readers get an inside look at some outstanding shops, how they evolved, and how they suit the individual needs of the woodworkers who own them.

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Workshops are as diverse as the individuals who own and use them. Both the type of work created and the owner's budget play a role in a shop's development, but one's personality is also a factor. Dedicated woodworkers will love Gibson's look at numerous workshops and take away a few ideas for improving their own spaces. Some of Gibson's examples are standard, while others are best described as quirky (one even includes a climbing wall). Both amateur and professional shops are included. Several are equipped like small factories, but the one at Colonial Williamsburg, VA, is like a time capsule. We also see that David Stiles, the author of numerous woodworking books, has equipped his small shop with basic tools to replicate the conditions encountered by his readers. Profuse color photos show the many beautiful workshops in all their glory. A sure bet for collections serving avid woodworkers. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.