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Working Wood 3: An Artisan Course with Simon James
Ref: PS-WW-B3


WORKING WOOD 3 is part of the Artisan course of books and accompanying DVDs providing clear and inspiring woodwork teaching for all skill levels.
Series 3 is about getting your workshop set up for cabinet making with a great array of shop-made jigs and devices; learning the set up and use of many specialist tools, and developing a range of new woodworking skills and techniques.

Simon James brings a fresh perspective to teaching woodwork, one that is very firmly based on the skills and techniques from the past, but with a passion to communicate them clearly to a modern audience and often with some fresh new insights.

Quotes about the book:
“I guarantee that when you reach the end of this book you will come away with a head packed full of ideas and techniques and that will allow you to work faster, more accurately and to achieve your goals.” Phil Edwards, Plane Maker.

In spite of his engineering background, he started married life as an apprentice carpenter, with a certain Steve Fisher, who had a reputation for attention to detail that suited Simon’s engineering approach to carpentry and joinery. In his spare time, he made tables, gates and built kitchens and cabinets entirely from scratch. This soon became a full time business, undertaking commissions from a string of wealthy clients.

Working out of a small workshop, his reputation for quality workmanship grew to the point that he took on apprentices, instilling the need for genuine care and attention to detail in every project.
Teaching and training became a passion, leading to an educational degree in Design and Technology, where he naturally specialized in woodwork. He then went on to teach woodworking, amongst other things, in Romania for five years, before returning to Wales around 10 years ago. Simon brings a fresh perspective to teaching woodwork, one that is very firmly based on the skills and techniques from the past, but with a passion to communicate them clearly to a modern audience, and often with some fresh new insights. Always with a pragmatic approach, to find the best way to work with, and integrate, a few modern machines with traditional hand tool methods.

414 Pages, 1,100 colour photos
Published by Artisan Media Ltd, forward by Phil Edwards and photography by Dave Brown.

Note that there will be some DVDs coming out to accompany this book, and it will be sold as a set as well as individual products. But the DVDs aren't ready yet, so we are releasing the book on it's own first. 


Price: 29.95

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Traditional Workshop Jigs & Devices
Ref: ARTDVD10


SIMON JAMES brings a fresh perspective to teaching woodwork, one that is very firmly based on the skills and techniques from the past, but with a passion to communicate them clearly to a modern audience, and often with fresh new insights.

From an engineering background, Simon gained a Design & Technology teaching degree, specialising in woodworking. He has worked as a craftsman and taught woodworking over the course of 20 years and undertakes commissions from his workshop in North Wales.

Traditional workshops had a vast array of clever jigs and devices, all designed, and usually shop-made, to make the work of a craftsmen faster and more accurate. In this DVD you will find a myriad of jigs and tricks that will open your eyes to new ways of achieving your goals, while providing many of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments.

This DVD is designed to compliment Simon James's book: Working Wood 3 - The Cabinet Makers Workshop

DVD CONTENTS:
  • Caul clamps
  • Saw horses
  • Bench dogs
  • Clamp bar guides
  • Long bench clamp
  • Winding sticks
  • Diagonal stick
  • Shooting stick
  • Extra bench leg
Total Running Time 2hr 22min

NTSC | Copyright © 2015 Artisan Media Ltd.
This DVD is region coded as "0" meaning it will play in all countries.

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Price: 19.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

Traditional Workshop Jigs & Devices

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