perfect Christmas present?

If you have arrived here chances are you have an interest in traditional woodwork or traditional crafts generally. Many of my blog readers may already have a copy of my book on the history of turned wooden bowls but some may not and since I wrote it before I started blogging I have never plugged it here. I did a short vid flicking through the pages of the book which give a good overview of what’s inside hope you like it.

The book is available direct from my website here 
Price is £29.95 inc P&P in the UK £34.95 to USA and £32.95 in Europe. You can send a cheque or paypal and have a copy of your own. Or maybe just keep it in mind next time someone asks what you want for Christmas?

Ahhh I should have guessed this post would raise questions about the forthcoming spoon carving book. I am sorry this is held up at proof stage and has been for some time. Since I wrote the bowl book consumer buying habits have changed, many folk buy at the cheapest available online retailer and this has meant that publishers are offering a lot less to authors than they were 5 years ago. It simply does not pay for the time involved in finishing it off. Having done 95% of the work on the book I will get it finished but I have to prioritise work that pays the bills at the moment. I am very sorry it was advertised on Amazon so long before it was finished, that was not my doing.

4 Responses to perfect Christmas present?

  1. abusymum November 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    We've already happiy got our copy of this book, but do you have any idea when your Spoon Carving Book'll be published? In time for next Christmas we hope…

  2. katie November 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    I was just going to ask about the Spoon book too- it is tantalizingly on amazon, but not available. Bowl book looks like a great gift too, recently having taken a greenwood spoon and bowl class with some family members, there are a couple people I could buy it for.

  3. Ade November 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    I've also already got the book, had it for around 3 weeks now and have read it cover to cover and dipped into it most days! Thanks for suggesting a copy to look at lathe designs – I have since been to MERL with the kids and am going back for a private viewing of the Lailey lathe with sketchbook, camera and a tape measure – plan to make my own! Have tried asking on APT but to no avail – do you think I could make it from green oak? Great book – looking forward to spoons when it comes out. Thanks

  4. Response39 November 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    I don't mind waiting…a bit. I have the bowl book and would love to have the spoon book to complement it. I don't have space for a lathe, so spoons are my focus.