Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Working Wood Vol 3

Hi Folks
Something I've been involved with over the last year or so is the latest volume of "Working Wood" by Artisan  Media. I bumped into Dave and Simon at the last "European Woodworking Show" and I obviously made the right impression on them. I've been involved with the chapters on wooden planes, it being my area of expertise, and as a general sounding board - it's been a real pleasure to have been a part of things in a small way.

Now I've finally got a copy of the book in my hands I'm extremely impressed with it - the photography is quite wonderful and the book is laid out gloriously. And Simon has done a wonderful job of putting over so much information in such an accessible way - the book is truly impressive!
This volume covers the workshop and the more advanced hand tools and jigs, as well as how to sharpen and maintain these. There is a huge amount of tricks and tips and the beautiful photography clearly compliments the text. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book!
As a final treat I was asked to write the foreword - there's even one or two photo's of me strategically placed throughout the book. You have been warned ;)
Available direct and from Classic Hand Tools in the UK.


Chris Wood said...

Great news Phil. I was a bit disappointed when I heard that Paul Sellers wasn't involved with these guys anymore but you've restored my faith. An early Christmas present to myself is in order I think.

Anonymous said...

Great news, Phil! Possibly I may have to act as a "security detail" for you when you show up in May, yeah? ;)


Philly said...

Chris - I was very impressed with the book, hopefully you'll feel the same :)

Ethan - Security? Love it ;)

knuxie said...

Thanks for the great information. I'm always looking for fresh ideas and can't wait to give some of these a try. Personally, I like to take cheap or free wood and "reclaim" it into cool woodworking projects, like island counters, tables, etc. Here's an example of what I mean:


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