Working Wood 1 & 2: the Artisan Course with Paul Sellers

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9780956967305: Working Wood 1 & 2: the Artisan Course with Paul Sellers

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 more 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 Amazon under Film & TV. This consists of 7 full length films and is available as:

  • A full set of 7 DVDs and book
  • 7 DVDs
  • Individual DVDs

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From the Inside Flap:

This course has been developed over many years and represents the distilled experience and knowledge of the Master Craftsman, Paul Sellers. His purpose is to ensure that the fundamental concepts, techniques and skills of hand tool woodcraft are preserved for generations to come. Learning through the combined media (videos and books), offers a simplicity and clarity, which will enable enthusiasts of any skill level to quickly establish the principles and practice of quality workmanship.

The first part of this book, Artisan Level 1, will enable you to discover the simple concepts that surround the use of traditional hand tools and master aspects of woodworking in general. The projects and exercises will provide you with a solid foundation in, layout shaping and joint making. You will be using methods and techniques passed down through generations of woodworking tradition to shape spatulas, spoons, cutting boards and stools. By using only three joints and about ten hand tools, you will be introduced to
the speed and efficiency of hand cut joinery.

Artisan Level 2 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 course will teach you how, with just a few groups of basic hand tools, you will be able to make hundreds of projects, and acquire the skill and confidence of a real Artisan.

From the Back Cover:

"Paul has the fantastic ability to distill decades of experience down to the very essence of woodworking."  Craig Milroy

PAUL SELLERS has dedicated his life to the education and training of fellow woodworkers from every walk of life and skill level. A lifelong woodworker with over 45 years' experience in furniture making, woodworking and woodturning, Paul publishes widely and teaches woodworking in Europe, USA and Canada.

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