It’s the close of the year and many of you have faithfully asked about my new book Essential Woodworking Hand Tools. In these closing weeks I did what I do in finishing off my furniture pieces just before delivery. I leave the piece to stand a day or a week (depending on the piece) and then make sure that nothing has been missed or a change in the wood didn’t bump something out of sync. Joseph and I have been making the final adjustments and these often have a knock-on effect that then needs tweaking, but finally we have a book we feel proud to bring out.
It will be Smith-sewn, cloth-backed, hard-backed and printed ethically from ethically sourced materials here in the UK. This all meant that we missed our deadline and our place in the print queue and so we anticipate the book will be available sometime in February. The printers are shipping directly to our distributors in the USA so no worries for my woodworking friends there. The UK will handle the rest of the world directly. If you have not left your email address to receive the updates you can do so here to make sure you hear as soon as we have news that the book is available.