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Max Bainbridge, THE URBAN WOODSMAN
Ref: 27594


This book appeals to the modern man and woman looking for a creative outlet that will connect them to their environment, be they in the city or the countryside. The book begins by identifying certain wood types and trees and how to source local timber for free or next to nothing. Then Max discusses the basic tools and hand grips, and with step-by-step carving and cutting techniques you will soon be mastering the skills to make your own creations. Starting with eating spoons, cooking spoons and spatulas, you can move on to butter knives, coffee scoops and chopping boards - even small bowls can be mastered without using a lathe. And there is added advice on finishing your projects - how to sand, ebonise, scorch and texture the surface as well as waxing and oiling your new, beloved kitchen creations. All these projects are displayed and explained clearly so that, even if you are a craft or carving novice, you will succeed in creating something that can be passed down from generation to generation. 


Price: 16.99

Max Bainbridge, THE URBAN WOODSMAN

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Nick Offerman, GOOD CLEAN FUN
Ref: 27331


Nestled among the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop.

Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff – kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles and even moustache combs. Now, Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experiences of working at the Woodshop, tell you about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book will take readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves.

In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, accessible instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what’s more, this tutelage will be augmented by mouth-watering colour photos (Nick calls it “wood porn”).

You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery. 


Price: 19.99

Nick Offerman, GOOD CLEAN FUN

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Building & Green Woodworking Bundle
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Working with Living Willow - An introduction to the art and techniques of working with willow to create living and non-living structures.

A Guide to the Techniques of Coppice Management - produced by the Essex Wildlife Trust

Lime in Building - A Practical Guide by Jane Schofield

Cob Buildings - A Practical Guide by Jane Schofield & Jill Smallcombe

If you would like further information these books can be found in the main Book Section.
 


Price: 12.50

Building & Green Woodworking Bundle

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The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. III - Joinery
Ref: LAP-TW-VOL3


The latest book in the series "The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years." This book covers all types of woodwork joints, including how to design them, cut them and fix them when things go awry. The first two volumes in this series, Vol. I: Tools and Vol. II: Techniques, can be ordered here.

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of the book “Woodwork Joints” by Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998), which was first published in 1950 then reprinted many times and in several different editions of varying quality.

The compact 168-page book is beautifully illustrated by Hayward and contains the kind of spare prose that made him the best woodworking author of the 20th century. Like a good woodworking joint, Hayward’s text contains nothing superfluous and lacks nothing important to the task at hand.

So when Lost Art Press began planning this third volume of “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years,” they used the 1954 edition of “Woodwork Joints” – a 5-1/2” x 8-1/5” folio printed by Evans Bros. Limited – as their guiding light.

Every illustration from “Woodwork Joints” had appeared in The Woodworker magazine, where Hayward was editor from 1939 to 1967. So as Lost Art Press read every magazine issue from those years for this book, they marked and scanned every magazine article on joinery to make sure they captured everything that could have ended up in “Woodwork Joints.” They almost succeeded.

The good news is that their efforts have produced a book that covers nearly all of Hayward’s writing on joinery during the 28 years he was editor at The Woodworker. And because of the nature of the magazine format, they were actually able to plumb much deeper into the details of cutting and fitting joints to include things that never made it into “Woodwork Joints.”

For example, Hayward wrote 20 pages on dovetails in “Woodwork Joints.” This book has 90 pages on dovetails, and the pages are much bigger (8-1/2” x 11”) than the 1954 edition. As a result, you’ll find far more information on the secret mitre dovetail, stopped dovetailed housings, decorative dovetails and the double-lap dovetail. Plus details on how to correct faults in your joints, how to avoid crushing the end grain when chopping out and even a novel way to cut both the tails and pins simultaneously.

In addition to Hayward’s take on joinery, this volume also contains the perspective of other British writers of the day that Hayward published in The Woodworker, including J. Maynard, Robert Wearing, K.J.S. Walker and C.A. Hewett.

So where do Lost Art Press think they have failed? Despite their best efforts to find them, this volume does not contain a couple short sections from “Woodwork Joints,” including hand-cut joints specifically for plywood and the use of metal fishplates with scarf joints.

Those faults aside, they think this volume is an admirable companion – if not a replacement – of “Woodwork Joints.” Lost Art Press hope this book becomes as ratty and thumbed-through as almost every copy of “Woodwork Joints” they have ever seen. That would be the best tribute ever to Hayward as his work continues to inspire the next generation of woodworkers.

Like all Lost Art Press books, “The Woodworker: The Charles Hayward Years” is produced and printed entirely in the United States. At 288 pages, it is printed on smooth acid-free #60 paper and joined with a tough binding that is sewn, affixed with fiber tape and then glued. The pages are covered in dense hardbound covers that are wrapped with cotton cloth. 


Price: 34.95

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The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. III - Joinery - With European Shipping
Ref: LAP-TW-VOL3-EU


This is for a single copy of the book with standard AirMail included shipping to countries in the EU.

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If you wish to order any additional items, or if you would like a copy delivered to a country not in this list, please order the standard copy above and we will contact you with a shipping quote. 


Price: 46.95

The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. III - Joinery - With European Shipping

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