Woodworking for Idiots Like Me


At one stage of my life, I was the most impractical person on Earth. I progressed from that to building my own house with my hot little hands (no paid labour in it at all when we moved in), and have been writing about practical skills since 1980. This book is the account of that journey: a collection of short stories, mostly autobiographical, but with each also teaching woodcraft.

This book was an e-book before there was a Kindle or Nook. It is a large web page you can skip about in, with lots of stories, projects you can do ranging from the simple to the building of a rocking chair, and illustrations to make it understandable.

Woodworking for Idiots Like Me won the EPPIE Award for nonfiction in 2007. You can buy is at Mudsmith.net.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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