Time to kick an ant hill, or poke a sleeping badger…...
I have read a lot of woodworking books, magazines, etc. I have watched a lot of woodworking shows, instructional VHS and DVD’s. I am not an expert. This is merely an opinion, and yes I am biased.
If you want to learn hand-tool woodworking, keep up with Paul Sellers, buy his DVD and book set. They are great, and they do not pressure you to buy, buy, buy tools like certain other writers / instructors will.
Aside from the quality and great instruction gleaned from his set and courses, the following is why I really love Paul Sellers….
The following is taken from his website…
“In delivering sound teaching to the very broad range of people pursuing woodworking, I often feel concerned that in encouraging organisations, tool makers, show organisers and businesses, forums etc, people assume that I in some way receive remuneration and recompense for my presenting for or with them. Only three enterprises do I derive any income from or work for as a director at some level. I am the founding director for New Legacy School of Woodworking UK, founding director for New Legacy School of Woodworking New York USA and founding director of Artisan Media Ltd UK.
I have many friends in the woodworking and business spheres but beyond these three I have no obligations either contractual or implied which would make me recommend or endorse any tool or service over another.”
-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi