A Sharpening HandbookA Sharpening Handbook
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A Sharpening Handbook
by Richard D. Wile There are many books available on sharpening, however as Richard Wile points out, “sharpening has evolved.” He has directed his book towards the novice to intermediate sharpener, with the aim of enhancing their experience with advice on guides, new and traditional media, and techniques. Techniques cover the primary hand tools in most woodworkers’ workshops...
£14.00 (VAT exempt)
Burn
Burn
by Ben Short
£16.99 (VAT exempt)

Cadi & the Cursed OakCadi & the Cursed Oak
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Cadi & the Cursed Oak
You can download an excerpt of this book here. An audio pronunciation guide to the Welsh words in the book is here. By Kara Gebhart Uhl, illustrations by Elin Manon "Cadi brought the cup’s silver rim to her lips. What she didn’t know was that buried deep in the cup’s oak sleeve were spirits’ stories, long forgotten tales of hobgoblins and demons and death and sorrow,...
£21.00 (VAT exempt)
Euclid's Door: Building the Tools of 'By Hand & Eye'
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Euclid's Door: Building the Tools of 'By Hand & Eye'
Please note we do not have a delivery date for this book as yet, this will be available when you are notified that the book is available to order. By Geo. R Walker & Jim Tolpin Illustrations by R. Keith Mitchell & Barb Walker “Euclid's Door: Building the Tools of ‘By Hand & Eye’” is an illustrated how to journey through building the ancient tools that...
£27.00 (VAT exempt)

SharpSharp
Sharp
Sharpening for all - green woodwork, workshops, bushcraft, gardening, carepentry, forestry, builders, cooking and craft Sharp is a book that will guide the reader through the principles and practice of sharpening. From definitions and requirements in the chapter 'What is Sharp?' and through chapters explaining edge geometry, how to observe the edge to determine correct sharpening procedures required,...
£25.00 (VAT exempt)
Sharpen ThisSharpen This
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Sharpen This
Please note we do not have a delivery date for this book as yet, this will be available when you are notified that the book is available to order. by Christopher Schwarz Sharpening is not a sport. If you want to be a better woodworker, you need to learn to sharpen. If you want to be a better sharpener, you need to stop paying so much attention to tertiary bevels and carbide formations in steel...
£21.00 (VAT exempt)

Sharpening - A Woodworker's GuideSharpening - A Woodworker's Guide
Sharpening - A Woodworker's Guide
by Randall A. Maxey Sharpening - A Woodworker's Guide is aimed at both those new to woodworking as well as the experienced woodworker, is broken down into three main sections: sharpening by hand, machine sharpening and putting the theory into practice. Traditional sharpening techniques and tools are covered as well as those using the latest innovations for both hand and machine sharpening. Areas...
£16.99 (VAT exempt)
Shop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things WorkShop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things Work
Shop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things Work
By Nancy R. Hiller In this singular collection of essays, Nancy Hiller relates the ways in which non-human animals – some companions, others wild or raised on farms – have provided warmth and comfort, prompted laughter and offered examples of courage or composure in the face of distressing events. “Shop Tails” is a loving tribute to the animals whose lives have been intertwined...
£27.00 (VAT exempt)

The Belligerent FinisherThe Belligerent Finisher
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The Belligerent Finisher
Please note we do not have a delivery date for this book as yet, this will be available when you are notified that the book is available to order. By John Porritt One aspect of furniture finishing that has not been fully explained is how to achieve the gently worn, warm and human surfaces that you find on antiques. "The Belligerent Finisher" changes that. Furniture restorer and chairmaker...
£22.00 (VAT exempt)
The Stick Chair Journal - Issue No 1The Stick Chair Journal - Issue No 1
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The Stick Chair Journal - Issue No 1
Please note we do not have a delivery date for this book as yet, this will be available when you are notified that the book is available to order. By Christopher Schwarz This is issue No. 1 of The Stick Chair Journal, which Lost Art Press planned as an annual publication to expand the universe of all things stick chair: More history. More plans. More techniques. Reviews of tools. And Big Thoughts....
£25.00 (VAT exempt)

The Tool Chest of Benjamin SeatonThe Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton
The Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton
This important publication describes a unique set of over 200 tools from the late eighteenth century, giving an extraordinary insight into the trade practices of the time. The tools were bought by Joseph Seaton for his son Benjamin but were hardly used - instead they survive intact, with an original inventory recording the prices paid at Christopher Gabriel's London toolshop, and can be seen in...
£20.00 (VAT exempt)
The Warrington Chest
The Warrington Chest
This amazing chest was made by a Sheffield pattern maker, Ernest Warrington, when he was just 18 years old. The book traces Ernest’s family history, explains the trade of pattern making and its context in Sheffield, and tells the story of how the chest passed down the family. The chest still contains a good proportion of the kit of tools used by its pattern maker owners and these tools are...
£12.50 (VAT exempt)

Barn Club
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Barn Club
A Tale of Forgotten Elm Trees, Traditional Craft and Community Spirit by Robert J Somerville Barn Club tells the story of a group of volunteers who partake in the ancient tradition of raising barns by hand, made of local elm wood. In celebration of the launch of Barn Club, author Robert Somerville will be joined by Ben Raskin, head of Horticulture and Agroforestry at Soil Association UK. Also...
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The Perfect Edge
The Perfect Edge
By Ron Hock, Nearly every operation in woodworking uses a piece of steel between the woodworker and the wood. This steel needs to be cared for and sharpened for the best results. "The Perfect Edge" is an up-to-date book on sharpening every woodworking tool, using the latest sharpening stones, tools and techniques. The author brings more than twenty-five years of experience, working with demanding...
£19.99 (VAT exempt)

Windsor Chairmaking
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Windsor Chairmaking
by James Mursell This book is the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. James Mursell has written it with a broad readership in mind. It is aimed not only at existing Windsor chairmakers but also at those who are perhaps contemplating making their first chair. Detailed plans are included for two English and two American chairs. It is also aimed at those...
£27.50 (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)

Relief Carving in Wood: A Practical Introduction
Relief Carving in Wood: A Practical Introduction
By Chris Pye This is a unique book for woodcarvers. Master woodcarver Chris Pye digs deeply into the process of relief carving by pulling apart a single subject, clearly demonstrating how low and high relief carvings 'work' and how to go about carving them. Follow this book step by step and you'll learn about the tools and how to handle them properly, and fundamental, transferable carving skills...
£30.00 (VAT exempt)
Woodcarving: Tools, Materials & EquipmentWoodcarving: Tools, Materials & Equipment
Woodcarving: Tools, Materials & Equipment
By Chris Pye Woodcarving, Tools, Materials & Equipment is jam-packed with information about the craft of woodcarving. This well-illustrated guide by master carver Chris Pye covers all you need to know about the tools of the trade. Covering a wide array of carving challenges such as proper clamping technique to the strengths and limitations of tools, expert Chris Pye offers a wealth of information...
£29.00 (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)
Grinling Gibbons Master Carver
Grinling Gibbons Master Carver
by Paul Rabbitts Master Carver Grinling Gibbons (1648–1721) is famous for his breathtakingly delicate, intricate and realistic carvings, both in wood and stone. Tantalising cascades of fruit and flowers, puffy-cheeked cherubs, crowds of figures and flourishes of architecture are all trademark features of his energetic, animated carvings that grace stately homes, palaces, churches and colleges...
£8.99 (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)
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)

Make a Folding Spoon
Make a Folding Spoon
By Jane Mickelborough Make a Folding Spoon is a comprehensive 'how to' guide on carving your own wooden, folding, spoon. It includes plans to help you develop and design your own style as well as old spoons that you can learn from. Written and illustrated by Jane in a unique, comic book style. "I am so pleased to introduce you to this wonderful book Make A Folding Spoon by Jane Mickleborough......
£10.95 (VAT exempt)
Making Traditional English Wooden Eating Spoons
Making Traditional English Wooden Eating Spoons
By Eric Rogers Learn how to make traditional English wooden eating spoons with Eric Rogers Of all the materials used by our forefathers wood was undoubtedly the most common but is the least represented in museums today. Churches and timber framed houses preserve some of the grander uses of wood but very few everyday artifacts survive. Tens of thousands of wooden spoons must have been thrown...
£4.95 (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)
Kuksa - A Guide to Hand Carved Wooden Cups
Kuksa - A Guide to Hand Carved Wooden Cups
By Paul Adamson, Paul has been carving wooden cups or Kuksa for over ten years, and along the way has learnt what the problems are and overcome many of them. After being asked many times how to make them, he thought he would produce a book to teach others how to make them. This paperback book contains 78 pages with lots of full colour pictures to explain the styles and shapes, tools and equipment,...
£12.00 (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)
Furniture Mouldings (1574 - 1820)Furniture Mouldings (1574 - 1820)
Furniture Mouldings (1574 - 1820)
By E. J. Warne, Originally published in 1923, this book contains 140 plates of full-size English furniture mouldings from the late 16th to early 19th century. There are over 500 detailed mouldings of bedsteads, cabinets, a bureau, shelves, a secretaire, clothes presses, wardrobes, chests, chairs, lace boxes, chests of drawers, stools, settees, seats, tables, sideboards, a dresser, knife cases, mirror...
£18.95 (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)
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)

The Welsh Stick Chair - A Visual RecordThe Welsh Stick Chair - A Visual Record
The Welsh Stick Chair - A Visual Record
by Tim and Betsan Bowen. Published by Pethe Press. The Welsh Stick Chair – A Visual Record by Tim and Betsan Bowen offers a useful resource for collectors, designers and makers of the stick chair and those interested in Welsh cultural heritage and folk art. The book is filled with images of over thirty different Welsh stick chairs, including two contemporary examples. It also illustrates...
£20.00 (VAT exempt)
Working with Living WillowWorking with Living Willow
Working with Living Willow
By Jon Warnes, This booklet giving basic information on how to make living willow structures for gardens and public places.
£2.25 (VAT exempt)