This book is the core part of a course that represents the distilled experience and knowledge, developed over 47 years, of Woodworker and Master Craftsman, Paul Sellers His remarkable journey saw him learn his trade as a traditional apprentice in England during in the 1960s, and then progress, many years later, to design and make furniture for American Presidents Evident throughout this beautifully crafted book is Paul s love of woodworking and also of teaching It is a source of inspiration as well as a complete woodworking system and philosophy The clarity of Paul s teaching is quite exceptional Founded on twenty years experience during which he has taught over 3,000 woodworkers, the book progressively introduces new skills and techniques through projects, and then reinforces and expands on these as the reader progresses further With over 800 color photos, diagrams and illustrations, every stage and technique is clearly explained and discussed Working Wood is a comprehensive course in hand tool woodworking It is perfect for beginners just starting out and is also a valuable resource for the advanced woodworker, helping them to further develop their hand tool skills and woodworking knowledge The first part of the book will enable you to discover the simple concepts that surround the use of traditional hand tools and master aspects of woodworking in general It introduces the mantra of sharpness, accuracy, technique By using only three joints and about ten hand tools, you will be introduced to the speed and efficiency of hand cut joinery The second part is all about mastering the core techniques of joinery through a series of hand built projects Focusing on each of the three joints in turn, you will learn to master dovetailed boxes, bookcase making and the principles of table making By using a combination of these joints, you will learn how to make your own European Workbench Central to this entire course is a very thorough and comprehensive explanation of how to sharpen your tools, simply and quickly Most importantly this book will teach you, with just a few basic hand tools, how to make hundreds of projects with the skill and confidence of a real Artisan Note The DVD collection that accompanies this book is also available on under Film TV This consists of 7 full length films and is available as A full set of 7 DVDs and book7 DVDsIndividual DVDs...
|Title||:||Working Wood 1 & 2: the Artisan Course with Paul Sellers|
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Working Wood 1 & 2: the Artisan Course with Paul Sellers Reviews
If you have ever dreamed of being an old world craftsman and building furniture with had tools then don't let the price of this book scare you. It is is not a cheap book but it is not cheaply made either. It is full of wonderful high definition pictures and the text is well written and easy to follow. Paul Sellers is a wonderful craftsman and a great teacher. One of the nicest things about his teaching method is that he realizes that most starting woodworkers cannot afford a bunch of expensive tools. Most writers of woodworking books and producers of woodworking videos expect everyone to have a shop full of expensive tools. Paul Sellers can get you building furniture as cheap as possible. The book starts with a basic project of building a wooden spatula and then moves into dovetailed boxes and tables built with mortise and tenon joints. Only basic tools are needed. A couple of chisels, a gouge, a hand saw, a number 4 plane, a spoke shave, and a decent hand saw with some basic layout tools will get you started. He even has a method for getting a razor edge on tools with out spending hundreds on sharpening equipment. The book is a companion to the Working Wood videos. If you want to learn how to use hand tools I highly recommend them.
A very helpful book, especially along with the videos on DVD (haven't watched or bought) or via his YouTube video page. I know a little (enough to get myself into trouble), and this book is helping to fill things out. I had considered quite a few books of this type, and went with this. Sellers' attitude is encouraging and realistic. He also has a book about hand tools and sharpening (although this book has a good sharpening chapter. I'd tell anyone who's just starting with woodworking (even if you now think you'll just do one bookcase and that's it) and knows little about tools to think about getting that (which I haven't read) or the Aldren Watson book, "Hand Tools" (which I have read to expand what knowledge I had thanks to my father and TOH).
Paul Sellers is passionate about woodworking with handtools. I started out working with power tools had little appreciation for hand tool work. Over the past year or two I've come to appreciate that little bit extra hand tools bring to a creation. Power tools do well bringing lumber to size and rough shape. Adding hand tools to the mix reveals the skill of the artisan. I'm not sure many people other than an artisan with wood can appreciate the difference but it is gratifying to produce. On second thought, people do appreciate hand craftsmanship. It's just not obvious to them why the do.
I've been enjoying watching Paul Sellers on YouTube, am planning on building the jointer's workbench, and bought the book because it has more detailed written instructions for constructing it. What I saw when I opened the envelope from Artisan Media is a beautiful book, chock full of outstanding photography, suitable for leaving on your coffee table! The only drawback is I have no desire to take the book into my shop... :-) Content-wise, I've read through a half-dozen chapters, and have skimmed the rest of the book within the past couple days, and I'm more than impressed with the information and illustrations contained inside. Well worth the investment!
Excellent for a beginner who is serious about giving woodworking a try using hand tools. Paul Sellers is a wonderful teacher, and this book has projects that builds your skills progressively. You can find his blog, YouTube series, and online classes Woodworking Masterclasses. I love his no-nonsense approach to basic tools so he's not trying to sell anything, and you don't have to spend a fortune on tools. His 50+ years experience and true love of this craft are found on each page of the book. I've thoroughly enjoyed this book, and am working my way through the progressive projects. As my skills advance, I'll enroll in his premium online classes. Yes, he's that good :-) Highly recommend
This book is the best resource I have seen in print on woodworking. It goes through the details of how to cut and chop various joints and how to guard against common mistakes and mishaps. For every instruction, there are several pictures showing the details of the work, how to hold hand tools for accuracy and ease of use, and what to expect from wood fibers. All the instructions and explanations are very well written and easy to follow. The book focuses on both workmanship and the art of design, and it gives the beginning woodworker a new set of eyes; I have been crawling under chairs and tables to examine their joints. I am grateful to learn woodworking the way old artisans used to do it. This book will, however, make you dislike the mass-manufactured furniture that you have in your house.