The book is finally ready to purchase! Click here to buy it. We are happy to ship anywhere in the world. The shipping costs for the book or book and DVD set are £2.50 in the UK, $6 in the US £7.00 to the EU and £10 anywhere else. We have done our best to keep these shipping costs low.*
We aren’t quite ready to ship but we will be over coming weeks and we feel it is time to open up the order system. We will get the books in the post to you as soon as possible. This will take a little longer in the US than the UK because we are shipping part of the stock to the US by freight to reduce the overall shipping costs.
I can’t really tell you what this book has meant to me. Over the months you read the work many times. You change sentences and pass it to others for their thoughts and then you make more changes and restructures too. Sometimes you put it down frowning and frustrated and then you pick it up again and feel totally inspired by one simple alteration that makes good sense of things. If it can change my life, and writing it has, then other people’s lives will be changed in the reading of it to.
Today the door bell rang and my heart positively flipped a triple somersault. I’d been waiting for a package which was of course the first book off the presses. I cut the tape and lifted a very substantive book from the bubble wrap. It would be impossible to describe what making this book available to woodworkers anywhere means but when you open your package I think and hope that your heart flips a triple somersault too.
A few years ago I realised just how much videoing would fill in the blanks a written page can’t quite capture. Embracing videography greatly enhanced what we write of and by the many thousands we now share the heart of what feel is core to good woodworking. The new book reflects my 50 years of working hard with the tools inside it. It took three DVDs to record what I wanted to pass on, so I truly hope this endeavour will develop skills far beyond your expectations.
Please, also, if you are local to the area, the book signing in 10 days is for you. Obviously geography often determines what we can and cannot do.
A Note on Autographs
I won’t be able to sign books that we ship. We have put plans in place to help make sure that the book can be shipped as inexpensively as we can and this means I cannot practically intercept the books in order to sign them. That said, I will always sign books whether in a show or at a bus depot. When you come to classes or I visit your town in another area or country. That goes without saying.
*Please be aware that if you are outside the UK, US or EU you may be charged customs, import duty or some other tax by your country’s authorities.