Following the success of the first run print, this second run is not limited. They will be available here for pre-sale until the end of July. The books will then be produced by Meticulous Ink in Bath. Expected delivery date - end August.
*This second run are not numbered or signed*
Up until now I haven’t felt the need to contribute to the world of woodworking printed materials, there's a lot. But this booklet has finally become something I really believe in. It's easy to digest, key information, in a very satisfying little package with a pine cone on the front.
'This booklet is intented to be key information for the beginner & a series of useful reminders for the professional; both of which engaging in thoughtful, considered & appropriate work. Hopefully inspiring craft for years to come.'
3 MARKING OUT
4 CHISELS & HAMMERS
5 HAND SAWS
6 HAND PLANES
Hand plane tuning
8 BASIC JOINTS
Blank pages for your notes and sketches. x20
Printed and assembled by Meticulous Ink:
Cover: Tintoretto 300gsm
Pages: Tintoretto Gesso 140gsm
Square back stable bind
HOW IT CAME TO BE:
In the first lock down 2020 I began doing some water colour illustrations of some of my tools - I was thinking of a handout, for students joining an intro to woodworking with hand tools course I was writing.
I ending up putting together a rough mockup, and starting the search for somewhere that could produce it to the quality I was after, this search went on for the next 3 years (on & off), with no luck.
I have had a copy of that first mock up with me for most of the courses I’ve taught, I have gathered much feed back and am continuesly enthused by people’s interest.
Earlier this year I returned to the search once again, this time visiting Meticulous Ink in Bath, on a students recommendation.
I had a great chat with Athena who owns Meticulous ink, filling me with ideas.
The booklet was going to become pocket sized, have new pages added, and all the other ones redone, and a sexy new cover. I got to work. Doing more paintings, and staring a photoshop for hours.
Teaching in heritage crafts has become a main priority of mine, I have now taught over 125 students on courses I've written. I really believe this little booklet can help inspire, and contribute to the preservation of the use of these tools and methods.
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