We have now opened the pre-order window for my brand-new book Worked: A Bench Guide to Hand-Tool Efficiency. This prequel to my last book, Joined, focuses on the way hand-tool-only woodworking actually gets done without fuss. We’ve all seen the painstaking planing procedures and the convoluted workholding setups that attempt to simulate machine work with hand tools. They’re unwieldy and cumbersome. And they give hand tools a bad rap.
But this is all a misunderstanding. Hand tools are efficient when used the way they were intended – with “sensible” tolerances. Worked was written to show you what that actually looks like. It was written to reclaim the “hand” in “handcraft.”
We’ve got two ways you can pre-order this book:
- You can get Worked by itself for $21.
- You can order Joined and Worked together as a bundle for a discounted price of $35.
Worked is being printed with the exact same specs as Joined and is designed to continue that at-the-bench conversation we began in that first book. All pre-orders for this title get free domestic shipping. (The bundle gets half-price shipping due to the books arriving in separate shipments.) Worked is due to ship in August.
If you want to learn a no-nonsense approach to wielding hand tools effectively, this is the book for you.
Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t personally thank you for helping to put food on our three families’ tables. The Updegraffs, the Coxes, and the Kleins are so grateful that there are still people out there who believe in supporting independent, small-scale businesses. Every book of ours you purchase keeps us going strong in a world that perpetually leans toward monopoly. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.