You know I have a similar background as you. I'm an ex corporate management geek, with no formal training in ww'ing, nor any experience as an apprentice.
Aside from the forum(s), and every copy of Fine Woodworking I could get my hands on, one of my favorite set of books are the Taunton Press "Complete Guide to..." series.
I have the two box set, (vol 1 and vol 2) which includes the book Glenn referred to..as well as Shaping Wood, Joinery, Construction, Using Woodworking Tools, and Finishing. I find that I go to those books more than any I have in my not-so-small library.
Best thing of all, I got the two book set on Amazon when they were more than 50% off the prices shown in the above links!
There are a few others in that series that I've been watching for a price drop. They're good books...but they sure are pricey!
Hope this helps...
- Marty -
When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…