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In this book, woodworker and educator Doug Stowe takes a philosophical approach to woodworking and the overall benefits of learning a craft and expressing yourself through your hands.

Combining extensive research with personal experience, he explores how working with one’s hands creates a more complete and self-sufficient human being. Stowe explains how the use of our hands and bodies to make things contributes to our physical and mental health as well as trains the mind to be more attentive and intelligent.

Additionally, he emphasizes the importance of woodworking as fundamental to formal education, as it promotes both discipline and self-esteem in children. The author’s passion for woodworking and belief in the purposefulness of creating useful, beautiful things are underlying themes throughout.

An enlightening read for woodworkers with an interest in the connection between body and mind.

Softcover, 6" × 9", 174 pages, 2022.

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