"Simon Watts has been a woodworker for longer than many of us have been alive -- and if you look back through woodworking media over the years, you'll find many of his projects and techniques -- Popular Woodworking, Fine Woodworking, American Woodworker and Woodworker's Journal have all been graced with his work, plus there's his book, 'Building a Houseful of Furniture.'
As Simon nears his 85th birthday, he's collected together 42 of his favorite projects from the last half-century and made them available as PDFs on two disks, and developed a web site where you can see the projects and place your order... Plus, he has five additional plans on individual disks for building five types of boats (he spends part of each year in Nova Scotia...pretty sure you have to build the boats if you live there).
His plans and instruction are straightforward and easy to understand, and many of the projects are injected with a sense of playfulness you don't often see. Well worth taking a look."
- Megan Fitzpatrick
Managing Editor, Popular Woodworking