Another Work is PossibleAnother Work is Possible
Another Work is Possible
By: Joshua A. Klein with Charpentiers Sans Frontières Since 2002, Charpentiers Sans Frontières (CSF, 'Carpenters Without Borders') have travelled around the world to build, using the old ways. With axe, saw, plumb bob, and chisel, this diverse group of skilled craftspeople restored a medieval bridge at a castle in France, built a new hewn-truss roof system on a blacksmith shop...
£45.00 (VAT exempt)
Carve
Carve
By Melanie Abrantes Norwegian Wood meets How to Tie a Tie in this irresistible gift for DIY enthusiasts. Using just a tool or two (a pocketknife and a gouge), readers will learn how to whittle 12 small objects, from a coffee spoon to a pair of dice, that take just a few hours to finishand in the process carve out a little peace and quiet for themselves. Carve is an accessible guide to a...
£12.99 (VAT exempt)

Carving the Acanthus Leaf
Carving the Acanthus Leaf
By Mary May Learning to carve the acanthus leaf is – for carvers – like a pianist learning a Chopin étude, a young oil painter studying the genius of Rembrandt or an aspiring furniture maker learning to cut dovetails by hand. For carvers, especially those who focus on Classical Western ornament, there comes a time they will inevitably encounter the acanthus leaf, learn it,...
£48.50 (VAT exempt)
Doormaking and Window-Making
Doormaking and Window-Making
As the Industrial Revolution mechanized the jobs of the joiner - building doors and windows by hand - one anonymous joiner watched the traditional skills disappear and decided to do something about it. That joiner wrote two short illustrated booklets that explained how to build doors and windows by hand. And what was most unusual about the booklets is that they focused on the basics of construction,...
£22.00 (VAT exempt)

How to Make a Coracle
How to Make a Coracle
by Sean Hellman The 3rd edition of How to Make a Coracle has 24 pages with full colour photographs detailing each step involved in making your first coracle. This book tells you everything you need to know about how to make a coracle and how to paddle your coracle. Each step is illustrated with a photograph, with text to explain each of the photographs. Please note that this book descrbes how...
£6.00 (VAT exempt)
Lettercarving in Wood: A Practical Course
Lettercarving in Wood: A Practical Course
By Chris Pye Letters are everywhere and lettercarving in wood is a tremendously useful skill for a carver to have: from memorials to signing work; from decorating bowls to house signs. This book from internationally renowned woodcarving instructor Chris Pye will teach you fundamental lettercarving skills with which to artfully add words or text to an otherwise plain piece of wood. For beginners,...
£25.95 (VAT exempt)

Making Japanese Woodblock Prints
Making Japanese Woodblock Prints
By Laura Boswell Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful art that uses a unique system of registration, cutting and printing. This practical book explains the process from design drawing to finished print, and then introduces more advanced printing and carving techniques, plus advice on editioning your prints and their aftercare, tool care and sharpening. Supported by nearly 200 colour photographs,...
£9.99 (VAT exempt)
Making Woodblock Prints
Making Woodblock Prints
By Merlyn Chesterman & Rod Nelson, Woodblock printing is an ancient art form, which produces beautiful, subtle and lively pieces with just a few simple materials. This book introduces the art, and shares technical information and ideas for those with more experience. Drawing on the vibrant living traditions from China and Japan, it is both a technical guide and an inspiration. Includes: A...
£9.99 (VAT exempt)

Mechanic's CompanionMechanic's Companion
Mechanic's Companion
by Peter Nicholson “Mechanic’s Companion” is one of the foundational English-language texts in woodworking and the building trades. First published in 1812, "Mechanic's Companion" is an invaluable and thorough treatment of techniques, with 40 plates that provide an excellent and detailed look at the tools of the time, along with a straightforward chapter on the geometry...
£26.00 (VAT exempt)
Mouldings in Practice
Mouldings in Practice
By Matthew Sheldon Bickford Words from Chris Schwarz of Lost Art Press After years of publishing woodworking information, you often hear that there is nothing new in the craft. Everything has been done before, written before and fully figured out. I used to believe that was true, until I read the manuscript that was to become “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford....
£42.00 (VAT exempt)

Oak-Framed Buildings
Oak-Framed Buildings
By Rupert Newman, The author originally trained as a naval architect and shipwright moved on to oak timber framed construction for houses. Full colour photographs show projects both complete and under construction. Indented for aspiring self-builders as well as established carpenters and builders. Structural details and three-dimensional drawings are included. Chapters comprise: Past...
£24.95 (VAT exempt)
Roubo on Marquetry
Roubo on Marquetry
By Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue "To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry" is the first English-language translation of the most important woodworking book of the 18th century. A team of translators, writers, woodworkers, editors and artists worked more than six years to bring this first volume of A.-J. Roubo's work to an...
£50.00 (VAT exempt)

Shaving Horses, Lap Shaves, and Other Woodland Vices
Shaving Horses, Lap Shaves, and Other Woodland Vices
By Sean Hellman Sean's book contains over 400 colour photographs and illustrations to demonstrate all stages and processes of making, using, and celebrating these traditional wood-braking devices. It also provides plans and techniques that span instructions for beginners, to more complex designs, tool use and repair, and contemporary variations on traditional designs. From the foreword written...
£16.95 (VAT exempt)
Slojd in Wood
Slojd in Wood
by Jögge Sundqvist We'd like you to visit the world of slöjd, a place where people make the things they need using simple tools and materials that are all around them. Your guide on this journey is Jögge Sundqvist, who has been making things with his hands and little bits of steel since he was a boy. To join in, you need only a knife and a few other simple tools to make useful...
£36.50 (VAT exempt)

Swedish Carving Techniques
Swedish Carving Techniques
By Wille Sundqvist For all those looking for this much sought-after handbook, the wait is over. Originally published in 1990 and out of print for almost 10 years, Swedish Carving Techniques by Wille Sundqvist has enjoyed cult status among carvers and craftsmen and is widely considered the bible of spoon carvers. Now a brand-new issue, just like the 1990 version, can be yours. In an honest, straightforward...
£21.99 (VAT exempt)
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. II - Techniques
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. II - Techniques
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer and editor of the 20th century. Unlike any person before (and perhaps after) him, Hayward was a trained cabinetmaker and extraordinary illustrator, not to mention an excellent designer, writer, editor and photographer. Add to all that the fact that Hayward was, according to Robert Wearing, a "workaholic,"...
£45.50 (VAT exempt)

The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vols. I - IV
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vols. I - IV
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer and editor of the 20th century. Unlike any person before (and perhaps after) him, Hayward was a trained cabinetmaker and extraordinary illustrator, not to mention an excellent designer, writer, editor and photographer. Add to all that the fact that Hayward was, according to Robert Wearing, a "workaholic,"...
£152.00 (VAT exempt)
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vols. I - IV & Honest Labour
The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vols. I - IV & Honest Labour
There is little doubt that Charles H. Hayward (1898-1998) was the most important workshop writer and editor of the 20th century. Unlike any person before (and perhaps after) him, Hayward was a trained cabinetmaker and extraordinary illustrator, not to mention an excellent designer, writer, editor and photographer. Add to all that the fact that Hayward was, according to Robert Wearing, a "workaholic,"...
£184.00 (VAT exempt)

Woodworking in Estonia
Woodworking in Estonia
By Ants Viires; translation by Mart Aru It's one of Roy Underhill's three favourite woodworking books, but you can't buy a copy of it for love or money. Translated into English without the author's permission in the late 1960s, "Woodworking in Estonia" has been a cult classic ever since it first surfaced. It is, according to Underhill, "one of the best books on...
£30.00 (VAT exempt)