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    Bob Hutchins

    I would like to have this book but its popularity has driven the price above 100USD which is beyond the means of one on retirement income. (Maybe a second edition will be printed considering its popularity). I asked my local library to see if it could be found on inter=library loan and was very pleasantly surprised by a phone call this afternoon saying it was available. I’ll see them tomorrow.

    Others who are in my position might consider this source to read the book.

    Ecky H

    Local libraries mostly are a very underrated source of knowledge and information.
    So thank you for bringing that back to mind.

    Here I have to pay a fee of roughly 25€ for a 1-year subscription, but it pays off just for the monetarian aspect when I loan a book for a price of 26€, if I read it only once. Not to mention that this book keeps the knowledge for decades for other people as well and probably get read.

    On the other hand buying eg. Mr. Sellers’ books generates (not only) him an income so that he can continue making videos and other books and people read and learn from him. And then the priceless experience of browsing in a local bookshop (and thanks to the fixed book price law in Germany you don’t have to bother that a specific book could be cheaper elsewhere)… is only surpassed by browsing in an antiquarian bookshop.


    Veni, vidi, serravi.

    Münster, Germany

    Matthew Newman

    I picked up my copy for $52 on Amazon not too long ago. I’d keep an eye out for it as it’s probably just out of stock. The website camelcamelcamel.com (I have no idea where the name came from) has a ton of price history for Amazon and it appears every once in a while it spikes and then drops back down which suggests out of stock at the primary seller (which is Rokesmith)



    The book is still available at a reasonable price (USD 55 /CAD 75) from Lee Valley. Not sure of the shipping costs for those who cant pick up from a store.
    P.S. Just noticed that a free shipping promo is on from July 12 to 16 (to US and Canada).


    Gavin Lennox

    It’s available from Rokesmith direct


    All the best – Gavin


    I also bought a copy from highland woodworking yesterday for $55


    I would gladly purchase a digital copy / E-book. I use my Tablet in the shop daily for references/youtube help.


    Kind of late to the game, I am. Still $55 at Lee Valley. Only $180 used on Amazon. Someone’s targeting the unwary.

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