Library books and videos may be checked out by NCWA members. A selection of the library holdings will be brought to the monthly meetings. Members can check out items by filling out the sign out / in book at the meeting. The check out period is for two months. Members can renew a borrowed item as long as other members are not waiting for that item.

The club’s annual budget provides a modest amount to add new materials to the library. If you have a suggestion for an addition to the library, or if you wish to reserve a book / DVD, please contact our librarian . Other suggestions regarding the library are also welcome. Our goal is to provide a resource that is widely used and easily accessible by NCWA members.

Library activity by year:

2010 92 items
2011 104 items
2012 181 items
2013 193 items
2014 186 items
2015 235 items
2016 296 items
2017 240 items
2018 263 items


01 – Hand Tools

01-101 Handscrapers Christopher Schwarz
01-102 Coarse, Medium Fine Christopher Schwarz
01-104 Building Furniture With Handplanes Christopher Schwarz
01-105 Sawing Fundamentals Christopher Schwarz
01-106 Drawknives, Spokeshaves and Travishers Brian Boggs
01-108 Rough and Ready Rob Cosman
01-109 Hand Planing and Sharpening Rob Cosman
01-110 Build a Sawbench Christopher Schwarz
01-111 Mastering Hand Tools Christopher Schwarz
01-112 Super-Tune a Handplane Christopher Schwarz
01-116 Handtools Frank Klausz
01-118 Choosing, Refurbishing and Using Moulding Planes Bill Anderson
01-120 Using the Versatile Chisel Jeff Miller
01-121 Using/Sharpening Essential Woodworking Hand Tools Paul Sellers
01-122 Furniture Making, Five Topics David Charlesworth

02 – Power Tools

02-201 Introduction to Woodworking Machines Craig Ruegsegger
02-203 The Versatile Router Pat Warner
02-204 Router Jigs and Techniques Bernie Maas
02-205 Mastering Your Table Saw Kelly Mehler
02-1026 Essential Band Saw Techniques George Vondriska
02-1037 Table Saw Techniques Woodworker’s Journal
02-1040 Essential Hand-Held Router Technique Woodworker’s Journal

03 – Finishing

03-303 Hand Applied Finishes Jeff Jewitt
03-319 Wood Finishing Michael Dresdner
03-321 Wood Finishing Frank Klausz
03-353 French Polishing for Guitarmakers Ronald Fernandez
03-1008 Spray Finishing Made Simple Jeff Jewitt
03-1027 Finishing Essentials ‐ Spraying Woodworker’s Journal
03-1035 Controlling Color With Success Woodworker’s Journal

04 – Cabinetry

04-301 Dovetail a Drawer Franz Klausz
04-304 Make Simple Face-Frame Cabinets Kevin Boyle
04-305 Doors and Drawers Made Easy Jeff Mertz
04-306 Building Drawers Andy Rae
04-325 Building Doors Andy Rae
04-327 Basic Cabinetmaking with Pocket Screws Mark Duginske
04-332 Six Board Chest Christopher Schwarz
04-362 Build a Shaker Lap Desk with Chris Becksvoort Chris Becksvoort
04-1036 Advanced Techniques – Jewelry Amoire Woodworker’s Journal

05 – Woodturning

05-313 Turning for Furniture Ernie Conover
05-324 The New Turning Wood Richard Raffan
05-355 Turning a Traditional Irish Platter Glenn Lucas
05-356 Turning a Dublin Viking Bowl Glenn Lucas
05-1039 Lathe Turning Essentials Woodworker’s Journal

06 – Carving & Sculpting

06-113 Carving Techniques and Projects Bush/Headley
06-347 Woodcarving Basics Nick Arnul
06-361 Carving the Traditional Greenman Mary May

07 – General Woodworking

07-107 Fundamentals of Inlay: Stringing, Line and Berry Steve Latta
07-307 Pick and Prep Lumber for Better Projects Jeff Mertz
07-308 Guide to Perfect Glue-ups Jim Heavy
07-312 Complete Guide to Getting Started in Woodworking Wood Magazine
07-314 Essential Woodworking Techniques Woodworkers Guild of America
07-342 Marquetry, Veneer and Inlay for Furniture Makers Rob Millard
07-344 Build a Greene & Greene Rafter Tail Table Darrell Peart
07-348 10 Essential Furniture Repairs Joshua Klein
07-349 200 Woodworking Video Tips & Techniques AAW
07-354 Classical & Flamenco Guitarmaking Ronald Fernandez
07-358 Essential Wood Glue Techniques Woodworkers Guild of America
07-359 Weekend Projects for Your Shop and Home Woodworkers Guild of America
07-1000 Sharpening Woodworking Tools Leonard Lee
07-1038 Weekend Projects For Your Shop & Home Woodworker’s Journal

08 – Series & Archives

08-320 Popular Woodworking 2007 Archives Popular Woodworking
08-322 Archives 2000-2007 Popular Woodworking
08-335 Woodsmith Shop TV Series 3 AAW
08-336 Woodsmith Shop TV Series 4 AAW
08-337 Woodsmith Shop TV Series 5 AAW
08-338 Woodsmith Shop TV Series 6 AAW
08-340 Woodsmith Shop TV Series 8 AAW
08-350 Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive 1975-2013 Fine Woodworking
08-351 Woodsmith Magazine Archive AAW
08-352 ShopNotes Magazine Archive AAW
08-360 The Woodwright’s Shop Travels with Roy in America Popular Woodworking
08-1029 Great Shop Tips – Tricks of the Trade – Volume 1 Woodworkers Guild of America
08-1030 Great Shop Tips – Tricks of the Trade – Volume 2 Woodworkers Guild of America
08-1031 Great Shop Tips – Tricks of the Trade – Volume 3 Woodworkers Guild of America
08-1032 Great Shop Tips – Tricks of the Trade – Volume 4 Woodworkers Guild of America
08-1033 Great Shop Tips – Tricks of the Trade – Volume 5 Woodworkers Guild of America
08-1034 Great Shop Tips – Tricks of the Trade – Volume 7 Woodworkers Guild of America

09 – Joinery

09-114 Advanced Hand-Cut Dovetails Rob Cosman
09-202 Router Joinery Gary Rogowski
09-309 9 Essential Woodworking Joints Craig Ruegsegger

10 – Shop Related

10-310 12 Great Tablesaw Jigs Jim Heavy
10-317 Making Jigs and Fixtures Fine Woodworking
10-323 Great Shop Tips – Vol 5 Woodworker’s Journal
10-1025 Deluxe Router Station New Yankee Workshop
10-1028 Jigs, Fixtures & Shop‐Made Helpers George Vondriska


51 – NCWA

51-985 NCWA Strategic Plan #1 NCWA
51-986 NCWA Strategic Plan #3 NCWA
51-987 NCWA Strategic Plan #4 NCWA

54 – Box Making

54-403 Traditional Box Projects Strother Purdy
54-404 Wooden Boxes Dennis Zongker
54-405 Beautiful Boxes Doug Stowe
54-406 400 Wood Boxes Kevin Boyle
54-407 Box Builder’s Handbook A.J. Hamler
54-409 Beautiful Boxes with Your Bandsaw Lois Ventura
54-410 The Ultimate Bandsaw Box Book Donna Menke
54-412 Box by Box Jim Stack
54-413 Build 25 Beautiful Boxes Doug Stowe
54-414 Box Builder’s Handbook A.J. Hamler
54-540 Treasure Chests Lon Schleining
54-1020 The Art Of Making Elegant Jewelry Boxes: Design & Techniques Tony Lydgate

55 – Cabinetry

55-427 Building Doors & Drawers Andy Rae
55-430 Designing and Building Cabinets Fine Woodworking
55-432 Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple Gregory Paolini
55-435 Building Small Cabinets Doug Stowe
55-436 Cabinet Doors and Drawers Danny Proulx
55-1019 Wooden Clock Cases David Bryant

56 – Carving & Sculpting

56-478 Power Carving Manual: Tools, Techniques and 16 Projects Michael Dresdner
56-479 The Complete Book of Woodcarving Everett Ellenwood
56-480 Woodcarver’s Guide to Sharpening, Tools and Setting Up Shop Michael Dresdner
56-482 Basic Wood Carving Pam Gresham
56-483 Chip Carving Michael Dresdner
56-484 Chip Carver’s Workbook Dennis Moor
56-485 Starter Guide to Whittling Michael Dresdner
56-487 Whittling Handbook Peter Benson
56-494 Carving Faces Workbook Michael Dresdner
56-495 Relief Carving Workshop Lora Irish
56-496 Sculpting Traditional Bowls Rip Mann
56-497 The Woodcarver’s Dozen Celina Muire
56-498 Carve – Guide to Whittling Melanie Abrantes
56-499 Carving the Acanthus Leaf Mary May

57 – Finishing

57-502 Spray Finishing Made Simple Jeff Jewitt
57-504 Understanding Wood Finishing Bob Flexner
57-505 Great Wood Finishes Jeff Jewitt
57-506 Refinishing Furniture Made Simple Jeff Jewitt
57-507 Complete Guide to Wood Finishes Mick Allen
57-508 The Art of Coloring Wood Brian Miller
57-510 Finishing Wood Fine Woodworking
57-511 Spray Finishing Fine Woodworking
57-512 Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing Jeff Jewitt
57-1014 Top‐Notch Finishig ‐ Tips, Tricks, Techniques & Projects Woodsmith
57-1017 Finishing & Refinishing Furniture Fine Woodworking
57-1023 Brightwork: The Art of Finishing Wood Rebecca Whittman

58 – Furniture (Design & Stylized)

58-529 Greene and Greene Design Elements Darrell Peart
58-536 In the Greene & Greene Style Darrell Peart
58-537 Studio Furniture Jeffery Oschsner
58-538 Campaign Furniture Christopher Schwarz
58-541 With Wakened Hands James Krenov
58-963 Design Book 4 Fine Woodworking
58-1002 Great book of Shop Drawings For Craftsman Furniture Robert Lang
58-1007 By Hand and Eye Walker & Tolpin
58-1018 American Period Furniture Society of American Period Furniture Makers

59 – Jigs & Fixtures

59-576 Ingenious Jigs & Shop Accessories Scott Grove
59-579 Woodshop Jigs & Fixtures Anthony Guidice
59-582 Quick and Easy Jigs and Fixtures Kerry Pierce
59-583 50 Shop-Made Jigs & Fixtures Danny Proulx

60 – Kids & Toys

60-626 Builder Boards Jack McKee
60-631 Crafting Wood Logic Puzzles Charlie Self
60-632 Constructing Wooden Toys Bierman, Pinkus & Naiman
60-1011 Wooden Toys and Crafts Time Life

61 – Scroll Sawing

61-655 Scroll Saw Workbook John Nelson
61-656 Creative Wooden Boxes from the Scroll Saw Carole Rothman
61-657 Wooden Bowls From the Scroll Saw Carole Rothman

62 – Sharpening

62-675 Complete Guide to Sharpening Leonard Lee
62-676 How to Sharpen Every Blade in Your Workshop Don Geary
62-677 The Perfect Edge – The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening Ron Hock

63 – Shop Related

63-705 Setting Up Shop (Copy 1) Sandor Nagyszalanczy
63-706 Setting Up Shop (Copy 2) Sandor Nagyszalanczy
63-717 The Workbench Design Book Christopher Schwarz
63-718 Best Workshops Fine Woodworking
63-722 Home Workshop Storage Jim Harrold
63-724 Great Book of Woodworking Tips Jeff Mertz
63-725 Workbenches and Shop Storage Jeff Mertz
63-727 Woodshop Storage Solutions Ralph Laughton
63-728 How to Build a Great Home Workshop Wood Magazine
63-729 2 Second Lean Paul Akers

64 – Tools: Hand

64-753 Choosing and Using Hand Tools Andy Rae
64-756 Making and Mastering Wood Planes Davic Finck
64-757 The New Traditional Woodworker (Copy 1) Jim Tolpin
64-764 Handsaw Essentials Christopher Schwarz
64-766 Unplugged Workshop – Hand Crafted Projects for the Home Workshop Tom Fidgen
64-769 Working With Hand Planes Fine Woodworking
64-770 Hand Tool Essentials Popular Woodworking
64-771 Working Wood 1 & 2 Paul Sellers
64-1013 Art of Fine Tools Sandor Nagyszalanczy
64-1022 Planecraft: A Woodworker’s Handbook John Sainsbury

65 – Tools: Power

65-801 Care and Repair of Shop Machines John White
65-809 Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers Lonnie Bird
65-810 Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Tablesaws Paul Anthony
65-812 Ultimate Guide to the Router Table Bill Hylton
65-813 The Bandsaw Book Lonnie Bird
65-814 Table Saw Magic Jim Tolpin
65-815 Working with Tablesaw Fine Woodworking

66 – Turning

66-861 The Frugal Woodturner Ernie Conover
66-862 Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning Clarence Green
66-863 Turning Techniques and Projects Fine Woodworking
66-864 Segmented Bowls for the Beginning Turner Don Jovag
66-866 Contemporary Woodturning Nick Arnul
66-868 Woodturning Magic David Springett
66-871 Getting Started in Woodturning Jim Stack
66-872 Woodturning Projects & Techniques Alan Lacer
66-874 The Pen Turner’s Bible Richard Kleinhenz
66-875 Turning Wood Richard Raffan
66-876 Turned Boxes Richard Kleinhenz
66-878 The Essential Woodturner Tim Snyder
66-1009 Pen Turning, A Foundation Course Christensen and Burningham

67 – Wood & Lumber

67-901 Harvesting Urban Timber Sam Sherrill
67-907 Wood Identification and Use Terry Porter
67-908 Wood Eric Meier
67-909 The Essential Wood Book Tim Snyder
67-1003 Understanding Wood R. Bruce Hoedley
67-1012 Encyclopedia of Wood Time Life

68 – General Woodworking

68-879 Make Your Own Walking Sticks Charlie Self
68-938 Measure Twice, Cut Once Norm Abram
68-941 Shaping Wood Lonnie Bird
68-945 Woodbending Made Simple Lon Schleining
68-952 Working With Wood Andy Rae
68-961 Making Screw Threads in Wood Fred Holder
68-965 Great Book of Woodburning Lora Irish
68-967 Good Clean Fun Nick Offerman
68-970 Build Stuff With Wood Asa Christiana
68-977 Woodworking 101 for Women Marilyn MacEwen
68-981 The Why and How of Woodworking Mike Perkovich
68-1010 Weekend Woodworking Woodsmith
68-1016 Complete Manual of Wood Bending Lon Schleining
68-1021 The Toolbox Book: A Craftsman’s Guide to Tool Chests, Cabinets, and Storage Systems Jim Tolpin

70 – Marinecraft

70-1005 Building Small Boats Greg Rossel
70-1024 Building Classic Small Craft John Gardner

71 – Plans

71-990 Armoire Woodsmith PLANS
71-991 Miniature Bench Project Plan Steve Latta
71-992 Kentucky Sugar Chest Woodsmith PLANS
71-993 Craftsman-Style Bride’s Chest Woodsmith PLANS
71-994 Sawhorses Fine Woodworking
71-996 Bookrack Fine Woodworking
71-997 Full-Size Spray Booth Taunton Press
71-998 Tall Shaker Cupboard Fine Woodworking

72 ‐ Inlay, Marquetry & Veneering

72-926 The Art of Inlay Larry Robinson
72-942 Vacuum Pressing Made Simple Darryl Keil
72-943 Veneering & Inlay Jonathan Benson
72-953 The Fine Art of Marquetry Craig Vandall Stevens
72-959 Decorative Wood Inlay Zachary Taylor
72-974 Basic Marquetry and Beyond Ken Horner
72-975 Hardwood Edging and Inlay for Curved Tables Scott Grove
72-1006 The Craft of Veneering: A Complete Guide from Basic to Advanced Craig Thibodeau

73 ‐ Philosophy, History & Biography

73-543 The Furniture of Sam Maloof Jeremy Adamson
73-957 Civil War Woodworking Vol 1 A.J. Hamler
73-958 Civil War Woodworking Vol 2 A.J. Hamler
73-972 Handmade-Creative Focus in Age of Distraction Gary Rogowski
73-1004 A Splintered History of Wood Spike Carlson

76 – Carpentry & Construction

76-929 Building a Shed Joseph Truini
76-930 Building Doors and Gates Alan Lacer
76-933 Doormaking: A Do-It-Yourself Guide John Birchard
76-979 The Genius of Japanese Carpentry Azby Brown

77 – Joinery

77-811 Power Tool Joinery Bill Hylton
77-969 The Pocket Hole Jig Project Book Danny Proulx
77-973 Joinery Fine Woodworking