Review: The Naked Woodworker

When you’re first getting into woodworking, things are…interesting. There’s a whole lot of information out there, but almost all of it revolved around power tools back in the day. Today, there’s a bit more about beginners using hand tools, but there’s really not an easy to digest way to know what to buy, what to look for, where to look for it, and how to use it.

That led me to ponder just how well Mike Siemsen’s The Naked Woodworker actually is.

In it, Siemsen starts off with an empty bucket at a tool show and goes from there to having a basic set of tools, a couple of saw benches, and a workbench.

However, I was curious how good a resource it really was. After all, a lot of information I come across really is about helping people transition from powered woodworking into hand tool use, which doesn’t do a whole hell of a lot to help the neophyte woodworker.

Would Siemsen’s effort be any different?

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