Woodland Crafts in Britain
H.L.Edlin ISBN 07153 5852 9
My 'Desert Island' book. All there is to know about life in a timber-based, pre (or post)-plastic world. When the oil runs out you'll need this book. ML.
Drew Langsner ISBN 0 87857 688 6
A lovingly-written guide to the main techniques of working with green (unseasoned) timber to produce traditional items, from spoons and staved containers to windsor chairs. A good advertisement for true craftsmanship, with handy tables on the comparative properties of common timbers. The emphasis is on American species, but the practical techniques and information on traditional tools are relevant anywhere. ML.