Welcome to ReadWatchDo.com, the new website for woodworker, illustrator and author Robert W. Lang. Learn more about Bob’s books in print and digital format, get solid information about using SketchUp, Arts & Crafts period furniture, woodworking and stay tuned for more to come.
New Book: “Teaching Integrity: How Dean Mattson Sells Education to
Unteachable Students” Available late summer 2015.
Despite a weak economy and high unemployment, thousands of skilled jobs go unfilled. This book tells the story of a high school teacher who applied common-sense business practices to education, partnered with businesses in need of skilled help, and created a program where high school graduates enter the work force ready for careers.
Bob has been a professional woodworker since the early 1970s, with a special interest in furniture of the American Arts & Crafts period. He is the author of several books, including “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture”, “Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture” and “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Interiors.“
In addition to these books, large format plans for building reproductions of Gustav Stickley, L. & J.G. Stickley, and Greene & Greene furniture are available.
Bob’s interest in woodworking isn’t just academic, with more than 40 years of hands on experience, he has a lot to share. He has written numerous magazine articles, and teaches at leading woodworking schools and conferences. He is also available for private instruction and commissions.
Get a signed copy of the revised edition of “Bob Lang’s the Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker” directly from the author.
This best-selling book was unavailable for several months between printings, but we have it in stock and you can buy a signed copy directly from the author.
New Book “Building Blocks of SketchUp” enhanced PDF format with embedded video.
If you have struggled to learn SketchUp or are just starting out with this 3D Modeling program, “Building Blocks of SketchUp” is a must-have reference. There are 260 pages of text, illustrated with screen capture images of the latest version of SketchUp. Embedded within the text are 50 video lessons that show you exactly where to click and what happens when you do.
No matter where you want to go with 3D modeling in SketchUp, this digital book (available directly from the author as a download or on disc) will help you master the basics in a clear, straightforward way. Finding and returning to the information you need is just a mouse-click away.
Use SketchUp to Become a Better Woodworker
One of the keys to successful furniture making is planning and understanding the process before you build. Google SketchUp is the ideal tool for planning any woodworking project, and Bob’s innovative book “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”, is the ideal way for anyone to learn this program.
Available in PDF format on disc or as a download , “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” incorporates video lessons with the text, and guides you from setting up the program to modelling complex furniture and cabinet pieces to developing detailed dimensioned prints and accurate cutlists.
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