* From one of the woodworking stars of the internet whose YouTube videos have attracted more than 25,000 subscribers. * Provides 12 detailed plans for shop-made tools and machines you can make at a fraction of the cost manufacturers charge for similar ones. * Includes projects that appeal to a wide range of woodworkers, from new woodworkers looking to outfit their first shops, to experienced woodworkers who simply like to make their own tools. * Features a special materials and techniques section that teaches skills that readers can apply to make jigs and machines of their own design.
James Hamilton, who is known online as Stumpy Nubs, has built a large following on youtube and the Internet. His 76 humorous and entertaining youtube videos have attracted more than 25,000 subscribers and the videos of some of his more ingenious machines have attracted more than 100,000 views apiece. Also, he is a regular contributor to Rockler.com, Woodworking.com and Lumberjocks.com, where his fan forum has become the longest woodworking thread on the Internet, with over 500,000 views and nearly 68,000 posts. His website is sponsored by Rockler, Clear Vue Cycles and Sawstop, and Rockler's buyer has expressed interest in carrying this book. Before turning to woodworking full time in 2008, Jim worked as a writer, illustrator and designer.