Here is a list of publications that I have referenced during my formative woodworking years up to and including now. They are what I consider must reads.
Mechanick Exercises – “Or, The Doctrine of Handy-works. Applied to the Arts of Smithing, Joinery, Carpentry, Turning, Bricklayery…” – 1703
Roy Underhill’s Publications
The Woodwright’s Shop – Working Wood with Wedge and Edge
The Woodwright’s Guide – A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft
Lost Art Press and Chris Schwarz’s Publications
(Any of LAP, but here are some I recommend)
Lost Art Press Books
The Anarchist’s Tool Chest 2011 – This is an well written book with all the information you need to build and stock a traditional joiners tools chest.
The Anarchist’s Design Book
Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use
Any of their translations from Andre Roubo
Jennie Alexander & Peter Follansbee
Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th-century Joinery
The New Traditional Woodworker – From Tool Set to Skill Set to Mind Set
Aldren A. Watson
Aldren A. Watson is an excellent illustrator and artist. These books are very well written and a big help to anyone starting out in Traditional Woodworking. They are a great reference to experienced woodworkers as well. Get any one (or all) of these books, you can thank me later. Hint: check Abe books, or other book sellers besides Amazon. They can be pretty pricey on Amazon.
Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings
Furniture Making Plain & Simple