Happy Fourth of July to all of the Sin City Woodworkers!
Hope you've had your fill of hot dogs, apple pie, fireworks, and maybe a beer or two thrown in for good measure. I don't know how many of you like to read but I read a review about a book titled "A Splintered History of Wood" that is written by Spike Carlsen. Being a thrifty Dutch guy the first thing I did was to check the county library website to see if they have it. I didn't expect to find it since the date is 2008. They had it and I requested the book. If any of you use the library website it's real easy to request a book but you'll have to wait to get this one! I've only started reading it but thought I'd pass it along. Looks as if I'm the first one to read it so it's like getting a new book for free. For me, it's all about the wood and this book has 11 chapters full of interesting and crazy facts. Chapter titles include Extraordinary Wood, the Wacky World of Woodworkers, Wood in Music -- Sports -- War, etc. Very easy reading and quite interesting. I tried to put an image of the book cover on this blog but was unable to so here is a link to it on Amazon: click here
Check it out, according to the Amazon ratings it's a 4 1/2 star book out of 5 stars possible. When I checked out there were about 30 reviews.