The Ultimate Woodworking Course takes you stage by stage through the basic woodworking techniques. Many new woodworkers don't know which tools and machines to buy and end up acquiring equipment they do not need or can't yet use. With The Ultimate Woodworking Course you will discover which materials, tools and techniques to use at each level, and how you can improve by extending your range of techniques and equipment. Throughout there are projects that illustrate the techniques that you are learning and helpful 'jargon busters' and 'tricks of the trade' to help you as you go. By the end of the course you'll have completed a range of projects, built a dedicated workbench, and will have moved your woodworking from the kitchen table to a customized workshop. You will have become a proficient woodworker, able to machine your own lumber, create your own moldings and join any two pieces of lumber effectively.
Within six months of graduation Nick Gibbs was editing The Woodworker, Britain's oldest woodworking magazine. He then helped found Good Woodworking, as the title's first editor, which itself became Britain's best-selling woodwork magazine. He is now a freelance journalist and editor, spending spare days in his workshop carving landscapes, sculpting chairs and making furniture. "Woodwork is such fantastic therapy," he says, "locked away in my workshop, the radio on, my chisels glinting and the hiss of shavings spiraling from my plane. Beat that." Nick lives in Ampney St Peter, Cirencester, UK.