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UPDATE: The Unplugged Woodshop: Handcrafted Projects for the Home & Workshop by Tom Fidgen

comments (189) September 26th, 2013 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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The Unplugged Woodshop: Handcrafted Projects for the Home & Workshop by Tom Fidgen
The Taunton Press, 2013.
$29.95; 240 pp.

MP72 was chosen at random as the winner of this book.

Tom Fidgen is known for his hand tool work. In this book, The Unplugged Woodshop, he offers a number of projects, all made with hand tools, and provides drawings, cut lists, photos and helpful tips for each. Some of the projects included are a sawyer's bench, a pochade box – a portable wooden tote originally used by artists, and a gentleman's valet. He also offers projects for making hand tools as well as advice on glues and finishes.

Lucky MP72 is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Be sure to check back often for more giveaways.

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Comments (189)

Bossmanl Bossmanl writes: I have started on my collection of hand tool and this book would go great with my studied subject
Posted: 5:00 pm on September 29th

macbaxter macbaxter writes: Looking forward to this book!
Posted: 4:18 pm on September 24th

rtfarty rtfarty writes: Send this book down under to New Zealand. It will be appreciated.
Posted: 1:29 am on September 24th

rtfarty rtfarty writes: Send this book down under to New Zealand. It will be appreciated.
Posted: 1:29 am on September 24th

pdbernardo pdbernardo writes: I like reading Tom Fidgen. Been a fan of his blog, and liked his earlier book. I'm in for this one!
Posted: 4:06 pm on September 23rd

HThompson HThompson writes: Another glossy eyed newb looking to win some free schwag! I promise to subscribe to the hard copy of FWW if I win!! eh, eh?
Posted: 4:04 pm on September 23rd

KenRH KenRH writes: Nice easy to follow instructions and great photos. Look forward to reading more of this book.
Posted: 3:20 pm on September 23rd

tank6035 tank6035 writes: Sweet awesome looking book
Posted: 1:48 pm on September 23rd

Spunkyduncan Spunkyduncan writes: I'm glad there are more resources, such as this book, for helping people make furniture by hand. We need to become more reliant on non-power tools. Regards, Bob
Posted: 12:42 pm on September 23rd

Turtles_Cabinets Turtles_Cabinets writes: Please let me win this book.
Posted: 12:17 pm on September 23rd

snichols snichols writes: Tom is great and I love his stuff. This book is definitely on my wish list!
Posted: 9:21 am on September 23rd

ShawnG ShawnG writes: Love my hand planes
Posted: 8:39 am on September 23rd

wdelliott wdelliott writes: Tom's videos are inspiring and make me want to excel as a woodworker. I'm trying to build some wooden, cam clamps at the moment.

Wm. D. Elliott
Posted: 7:54 am on September 23rd

retireejd retireejd writes: I would love to have this book.
Posted: 9:55 pm on September 22nd

sbensafed sbensafed writes: Looks like a really interesting book. I am starting my woodworking journey and decided to start with hand tools. The book would be a great resource.
Posted: 8:18 pm on September 22nd

bmchan bmchan writes: I'm on the road to hand tools.
Posted: 7:58 pm on September 22nd

MattStier MattStier writes: This looks like a great book.
Posted: 7:35 pm on September 22nd

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: If i win i promise to never use another pocket hole jig again.
Posted: 7:11 pm on September 22nd

ClayCharb ClayCharb writes: Woodworker and avid reader for years. Keep up the good work. I've learned lots from you!
Posted: 4:46 pm on September 22nd

BA3 BA3 writes: Looks like a really fun book!!!
Posted: 3:47 pm on September 22nd

Seenya Seenya writes: Semper Fi!
Posted: 2:19 pm on September 22nd

user-399123 user-399123 writes: Comment left
Posted: 1:58 pm on September 22nd

alz427 alz427 writes: Love shavings not dust!
Posted: 1:42 pm on September 22nd

amckenzie4 amckenzie4 writes: I'm really glad I started getting into hand-tool work before I moved, because my new shop space has no electricity! I'll need to check this book out, one way or another.
Posted: 12:32 pm on September 22nd

ColoradoJeff ColoradoJeff writes: Unplugging the workshop (still on the journey) has allowed me to introduce working with wood to my children. Quieter, safer and they really get to feel hands on with the wood. All of us are enjoying it a lot.
Posted: 12:20 pm on September 22nd

woodmanjp woodmanjp writes: As I get older, I'm starting to use a lot more hand tools like I did 30+ years ago. I have all the machines but sometimes it feels good to go back.
Posted: 7:29 am on September 22nd

aswt aswt writes: I have been an avid wood turner for years and have would like to get into some small flat type work. This book looks like it would be a great way to help me get started......
Posted: 7:27 am on September 22nd

radtwo radtwo writes: I'm working on a set of night stands and could have used some additional advise on using hand tools.This book would help me on the next project project phase which is a chest-of-drawers.

Thank you,

Posted: 6:46 am on September 22nd

contax35 contax35 writes: I'm having to rethink things now that I have a smaller workspace and have put some of my larger machines in storage. Handtools are are more space conscious and it is more relaxing without the dust and noise. I will be ableto listen to music and not wear a respirator as much. More like darkroom work used to be. At least woodworking hasn't changed as much!
Posted: 12:37 am on September 22nd

ekimsewad ekimsewad writes: This is just the sort of book I've been looking for.
Posted: 12:03 am on September 22nd

rwbriggs rwbriggs writes: I am always looking for ideasI
Posted: 11:46 pm on September 21st

randhall randhall writes: I teach woodworking, primarily with hand tools, at McKinleyville Middle School. This book would be a great addition to my shop library, and an inspiration to all my students. With no state budget for my program (California), all I do for the kids comes from donations, so it would be great if I get lucky on this draw. Thank you for providing the opportunity. Rand Hall
Posted: 11:04 pm on September 21st

woodman75zx woodman75zx writes: I am very interested in learning more about working with hand tools.
Posted: 10:37 pm on September 21st

dataman dataman writes: Final sanding stage of building a king sized head board then on to stain and finish! This thing is hugh!
Posted: 9:17 pm on September 21st

user-2859826 user-2859826 writes: I have been a member for only a week now but have gotten inspiration for a year's worth of projects. Thank you!!!
Posted: 9:02 pm on September 21st

bsheeres bsheeres writes: Pick me.
Posted: 7:16 pm on September 21st

flwoodie flwoodie writes: New to woodworking trying to learn how to make nicer projects.

Posted: 6:59 pm on September 21st

user-2345683 user-2345683 writes: I could really use this book in my first shop that I am now just starting.
Posted: 5:57 pm on September 21st

Blayne_Overman Blayne_Overman writes: We need more books like this!!! To be able to complete a project with just hand-tools would be great!!!
Posted: 5:14 pm on September 21st

chipmaker2 chipmaker2 writes: Hand tools = quiet = less dust = better health
Posted: 3:24 pm on September 21st

aaijr aaijr writes: so nice to use handtools... really keeps the noise and dust down in the shop
Posted: 3:14 pm on September 21st

evansgifts evansgifts writes: This would be a great addition to my library! Thanks for all you do FW!
Posted: 2:39 pm on September 21st

leeh522 leeh522 writes: Perfect choice for my woodworking style and shop size!
Posted: 2:00 pm on September 21st

Oscaro Oscaro writes: Would be great to learn to do things the old fashion way!!.
Posted: 1:56 pm on September 21st

onyxoryx onyxoryx writes: I have his other book and it's excellent.
Posted: 1:20 pm on September 21st

JQ2 JQ2 writes: Just going unplugged, any and all info much appreciated.
Posted: 1:09 pm on September 21st

Jody Keeler Jody Keeler writes: i'm retired and am building a new woodworking shop on bear island, lake winnepesaukee, NH. this is a true island - no bridges, cars, roads or stores - just quiet and inspiration. i hope to be doing 95% hand tool work - and am looking forward o reading tom's book.
Posted: 12:51 pm on September 21st

Polanj Polanj writes: I am new to woodworking (about one and a half years), and have learned much in that time. I have also produced some excellent pieces for family and friends. I have been using hand tools, and would love to add this book to my collection. I am very interested in projects using only hand tools. I am always amazed that with the right tools, solid techniques, and patience what is possible.
Posted: 12:48 pm on September 21st

WoodenCanuck WoodenCanuck writes: Looks like a nice book :)
Posted: 12:36 pm on September 21st

BrianG BrianG writes: Would love to own and read this book.
Posted: 12:24 pm on September 21st

DRNono DRNono writes: I'm a big fan of Tom's first book and will be sure to check this one out, too. Thanks.
Posted: 12:13 pm on September 21st

user-1098198 user-1098198 writes: Been subscribing Fine Woodworking for some time now. Since I recently retired from full-time music performance, I don't need to scrape 5 sizes of oboe reeds all the time any more. I've purchased and set up a Sjobergs bench which is all set up and ready, but covered in MANY piles of things to find a home for: drills, nails, screws, and the alike. My grandfather was a specialty carpenter who make furniture for the handicapped e.g. scoliosis, chiseling the curves by hand. It fascinated me, hanging out in his shop! And to this day the smell of fresh cut wood is in toxicating! I am currently carving a love spoon for my husband for our 50th anniversary - since I can't get at the top of my bench just yet! I prefer hand work, but my husband has bought me a full shop of electric tools for the things that are becoming difficult for me at 65. I would love to add the book you're offering to my library!
Posted: 12:02 pm on September 21st

user-1098198 user-1098198 writes: I have retired as an oboist, which means I no longer have to scrape 5 different sizes and shapes of double reeds - I guess that's a form of hand carving? I now have a new Sjogrens work-bench with the shelves and doors. The bench is ready, but the work surface is covered with many piles of stuff to put away: drills, nails, screws, the list continues. Currently I am working on an Irish carved spoon for my husband on our 50th. Luckily I have time for about 5 years! I do a lot of problem solving and fixit. It's only fair since my husband is the chef here. I'm planning a music (sheet music) cabinet next.
Posted: 11:45 am on September 21st

GAdams GAdams writes: Enjoy your magazine. I recently added another leaf to my folding storage unit you featured in your Tools and Shops Annual Edition Winter 2009. Also completed a small vacuum caddy fo small clean-ups in the shop.
Posted: 11:36 am on September 21st

cbeckham cbeckham writes: Would love to own this book!
Posted: 11:33 am on September 21st

artenemus artenemus writes: Please I want this book :)
Posted: 11:29 am on September 21st

rdzone1 rdzone1 writes: This looks like a great book. I would love to have some example of projects done with hand tools. Might give me a reason to break out my Stanley 45 or 55!
Posted: 11:29 am on September 21st

leecabinets1 leecabinets1 writes: Always looking for new ideas. 55 + years of woodworking from framing to fine finish, custom cabinet making and furniture. Have to say unique pieces of furniture, or cabinets built ins are the most fun at this point - such as rebuilding 100 + years old 20 light sashes that have been partially crushed.
Posted: 11:01 am on September 21st

JimInNM JimInNM writes: Love his book and will buy this one if I don[t win.Great simplified writing
Posted: 10:47 am on September 21st

Brint Brint writes: I'd love to win this book - thanks!
Posted: 10:46 am on September 21st

foglemam foglemam writes: Tom's YouTube videos are outstanding.
Posted: 10:32 am on September 21st

Santisi Santisi writes: Looks like a great book to add to the library!
Posted: 10:30 am on September 21st

lgaudre lgaudre writes: This summer i have build my new woodworking shop. I have to finish it before the winter.

Posted: 10:25 am on September 21st

RHOT RHOT writes: I would really enjoy reading this book, and having it around to refer to from time to time, good luck everyone.
Posted: 10:17 am on September 21st

Joe_port Joe_port writes: I would love this book. Count me in.

Posted: 10:13 am on September 21st

user-2359303 user-2359303 writes: 27 years of woodworking and rocket engine testing. Would love to review the book.
Posted: 9:57 am on September 21st

grillguy grillguy writes: I built a Not-So-Big-Workbench by Ed Pirnik in the past six months and learned how to use some of my hand tools better while making the joinery. Tom's new book would be a great addition to my woodwork library.
Posted: 9:56 am on September 21st

user-2435739 user-2435739 writes: I'm 58 yrs young and have been a carpenter pretty much, all of my life. I've worked and found satisfaction in most every phase,(residential,commercial,industrial,institutional), but I've always loved residential the best. It's more than just building a house, it's making a home where memories are going to be made. All those things usually take a crew of guys.
I find the most meditative moments are made in the workshop, by myself or teaching someone else about the satisfaction of working with your hands. If your like me, you've found that life sometimes has a way of changing personal plans. We're now at a stage where we can make a move out west. And I am in the process of finishing up a pole barn, who's main purpose is to be my workshop. It seems it's been a long time coming, but I think it will be worth the wait. Especially when I look at my grandson or daughter sitting on the end of the bench asking questions .... just like I did ... a long time ago.
Posted: 9:41 am on September 21st

retireejd retireejd writes: I would love to win this book!!!
Posted: 9:18 am on September 21st

user-2836930 user-2836930 writes: Just starting out w/ my own shop, would love to work on hand processes and tools while I save up!
Posted: 9:17 am on September 21st

ca1 ca1 writes: Another must have from Fidgen!
Posted: 9:13 am on September 21st

mickeylin mickeylin writes: I am learning woodworking and this will be a great help!
Posted: 9:13 am on September 21st

aylward_john aylward_john writes: I am looking forward to reading the book.
Posted: 9:05 am on September 21st

Magnifico Magnifico writes: Love to work in my shop with hand tools, listening to my music, no noise from electric motors. Calm, peaceful, rewarding.
Posted: 8:53 am on September 21st

tgphi11ips tgphi11ips writes: Always looking to simplify and slow down. Would love a chance to check this book out.
Posted: 8:38 am on September 21st

fredb fredb writes: Looks like a good read
Posted: 8:26 am on September 21st

cb51 cb51 writes: I'm in. Looks like a good read.
Posted: 8:07 am on September 21st

a_ponderer a_ponderer writes: I'm in, too. Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 8:01 am on September 21st

jbeal jbeal writes: Looks like a great book. Sign me up, please.
Posted: 7:48 am on September 21st

John_376 John_376 writes: Retired librarian living in Grand Rapids at "Covenant Village of the Great Lakes". We have a wood shop where a group of us hold forth on our love of woodworking. I sub scribe to the F W mag and love it....
Attached is a photo of a bench I built as a step in the direction of a real professional one. This one was built for practically nothing with a recycled cabinet base reinforced with 2x4 and 2x6 "legs", and part of a very hefty old church door for a sturdy top. Costliest item was the vise. I guess we like to recycle stuff!! When we can, we would like to build a proper solid hardwood bench with front and end vise...after ones like you have featured in your great magazine. ...want to develop a great hand tool collection and your offfer will be welcome in our book collection.

Where do I paste a photo ?

Posted: 7:14 am on September 21st

weaves weaves writes: Very nice - and timely for many of us - giveaway. Thanks.
Posted: 6:43 am on September 21st

weaves weaves writes: Very nice - and timely for many of us - giveaway. Thanks.
Posted: 6:42 am on September 21st

angbato angbato writes: I really need this one to enhance my woodworking projects.

Posted: 6:32 am on September 21st

Ben_Hur Ben_Hur writes: I`m in!
Posted: 6:28 am on September 21st

Zender Zender writes: I would love to have this book!
Posted: 6:10 am on September 21st

ldeblaay ldeblaay writes: Learning to use hand tools is good but with actual projects makes it a must read.
Posted: 5:29 am on September 21st

michelpoirier michelpoirier writes: I loved his first book. This one, well I must read it...
Posted: 5:05 am on September 21st

rosebyrd rosebyrd writes: I want this book!!!

Posted: 4:47 am on September 21st

opie123 opie123 writes: Put my hat in the ring!
Posted: 4:31 am on September 21st

Freeworking Freeworking writes: Thank for this opportunity I have learnt so much from reading fine woodworking.
Posted: 4:28 am on September 21st

barryja barryja writes: I'm in.
Posted: 4:25 am on September 21st

SkinnyCat SkinnyCat writes: I have been working on a set of shelves in the carport, but a wind (and RAIN!) storm knocked out my power this weekend (and water, too, but that's a different story :-( ). I already use some hand tools in my work, but I have had to figure them out for myself, so some instructions would be quite helpful.
Posted: 3:26 am on September 21st

cdjohnso cdjohnso writes: looks like a great book!
Posted: 9:17 pm on September 20th

JoeAlpeza JoeAlpeza writes: I already reserved a copy at my local library but I'll be happy to add it to my bookshelf if I win.
Posted: 2:17 pm on September 20th

mt4511 mt4511 writes: This would be a great companion to Tom's other book!
Posted: 1:05 pm on September 20th

JeffB JeffB writes: I have "Made by Hand" and would love to add this book to my collection.
Posted: 7:46 am on September 20th

Nyeman Nyeman writes: Looking for
Posted: 9:43 pm on September 19th

Nyeman Nyeman writes: Looking forward for this book. He seems to be a great woodworker! Has lots of good info to give.
Posted: 9:42 pm on September 19th

Yakutz Yakutz writes: I would love to see the tips and have a shot at the sawyer's bench.

Posted: 8:21 pm on September 19th

dsayler dsayler writes: Comment
Posted: 7:52 pm on September 19th

dmshll dmshll writes: I would love to have this book so I can begin my collection!
Posted: 6:48 pm on September 19th

pieces pieces writes: Why is it that no one comments on anything unless there's giveaway?
Posted: 6:25 pm on September 19th

longahc longahc writes: I love the idea of working without power tools.
Posted: 6:06 pm on September 19th

Archae Archae writes: I pretty much rely on power tools for my projects, but have always been interested in developing hand tool skills. This book would be a perfect tutorial.
Posted: 5:41 pm on September 19th

Marlon86 Marlon86 writes: I like Tom's work & music. I'm sure his book will be equally good.
Posted: 5:29 pm on September 19th

RichE1982 RichE1982 writes: I never win.
Posted: 4:59 pm on September 19th

Warlockjbn Warlockjbn writes: Looks like a great book to own.
Posted: 4:49 pm on September 19th

JayWC JayWC writes: Please consider me! I'd love to read this book AND follow-up with a post as you suggested. I grew a Normite and am trying to find my blend as a hybrid woodworker. The only way I know how to do that is to immerse myself in handtool woodworking so I can say I've experienced both sides. Then and only then would I feel comfortable saying I found my balance.
Posted: 4:19 pm on September 19th

SparrowHawk34 SparrowHawk34 writes: I would love this book. He doesn't live all that far from me, at least in the winter. :)
Posted: 4:05 pm on September 19th

C12H22O11Woodology C12H22O11Woodology writes: I have such limited room for my woodshop, learning exclusive handtool techniques and projects would be awesome!
Posted: 3:47 pm on September 19th

Pappskalle Pappskalle writes: This book looks great. I can't wait to check it out
Posted: 3:43 pm on September 19th

Robagon Robagon writes: raspberry!
Posted: 3:11 pm on September 19th

dsdittmer dsdittmer writes: Ever since I saw the trailer for this book, I have wanted to get it.
Posted: 2:40 pm on September 19th

JToland JToland writes: its great to see projects in this book that you just don't see anywhere else. definitely adding it to my "must buy" list.
Posted: 2:38 pm on September 19th

MP72 MP72 writes: Tom is at the pinnacle of his craft. He has been on the forefront of hand tool work since its rebirth. I am extremely excited about reading this book. One look at the architects table and the reader will have no doubt about Toms work
Posted: 2:22 pm on September 19th

CHUCK_50 CHUCK_50 writes: Would love the opportunity to read and give a review. Thank you for this chance to get this awesome book.
Posted: 2:11 pm on September 19th

joshj joshj writes: I love working with hand tools! I could spend all day planing, in a heart beat! I would love this book.
Posted: 1:32 pm on September 19th

chetkloss chetkloss writes: I love the idea of posting a comment after reading the book. That could be interesting :)
Posted: 1:29 pm on September 19th

spwoodworks spwoodworks writes: Looking forward to reading this, sounds very interesting!
Posted: 1:24 pm on September 19th

RayBowers RayBowers writes: Looks like more fun projects to make while the rest of the family is still sleeping!
Posted: 1:20 pm on September 19th

Schwe Schwe writes: I was quite inspired when I saw the video for this book. I would love reading it and would definitely post a review.
Posted: 1:13 pm on September 19th

skendavidjr skendavidjr writes: As a new hand-tool woodworker, this would be excellent to have!
Posted: 1:11 pm on September 19th

woomang3 woomang3 writes: Looks like a great book!
Posted: 1:07 pm on September 19th

SmartyArtyCustoms SmartyArtyCustoms writes: I have been wanting to increase my hand tool skills and think this book would be great for that
Posted: 10:27 am on September 19th

user-2417328 user-2417328 writes: Looks like a good book. I'd be interested in reading it.
Posted: 9:45 am on September 19th

rburwell rburwell writes: Pick me, pick me!
Posted: 9:15 am on September 19th

jDavidA jDavidA writes: Hope a CD of his music comes with my book
Posted: 5:09 am on September 19th

JPSzcz JPSzcz writes: Blerg!
Posted: 5:49 pm on September 18th

jbh1010 jbh1010 writes: I have been using the woodshop at the local university, but they practice with power tools, and very few projects for hand tools. A few of the older ones including me, wish to have the how to for hand tools and this looks like the best one. Thank you for this opportunity and if I win I will share the the others at wood class.
Posted: 2:10 pm on September 18th

screenname54651 screenname54651 writes: Interesting. I will have to take a look.
Posted: 12:55 pm on September 18th

Danshop Danshop writes: As I get older, my shops get smaller. Fewer power tools, more hand tools. Need more instruction/practice with the latter. this book looks like it would help. I'll let you know after devouring it.
Posted: 4:49 am on September 18th

GBurg GBurg writes: I'd dig this book. Cool.
Posted: 10:37 pm on September 17th

user-2817656 user-2817656 writes: Would love to read this book. My circular saw scares the heck out of me and annoys the neighbours.
Posted: 5:50 pm on September 17th

wolf23 wolf23 writes: Really liked his first book, would like to get his second one for freeee! Sign me up.
Posted: 12:59 pm on September 17th

Kevin0804 Kevin0804 writes: This looks like a great resource. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Posted: 12:23 pm on September 17th

Adam_Can Adam_Can writes: This would be a cool book to add to the library. Got my hand tool collection started now just need to use them as much as I can.
Posted: 12:19 pm on September 17th

GregWorks GregWorks writes: Looks like a great book!
Posted: 11:27 am on September 17th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I love Tom's sense of style. I don't know where he gets his design inspiration, but hopefully some of his design skills will rub off if I win this book.
Posted: 8:40 am on September 17th

SPHop SPHop writes: I could really use some tips to refine my woodworking skills. Can't wait to read this.
Posted: 7:55 am on September 17th

Poilu Poilu writes: I work using a combination of hand and power tools and I would definitely love to read this book. Handtools are very relaxing to use and I find that for small jobs, it doesn't take that much longer to do the job if you factor in the setup time you need for the power tools. Of coarse I'm not talking about milling rough lumbers but more like doing table top edges etc.
Posted: 7:52 am on September 17th

330woody 330woody writes: "He who works with his hands is a handyman, he who works with his hands and mind is a craftsman, he who works with his hands mind and heart is an artist" he is an artist and is inspiring.
Posted: 7:49 am on September 17th

user-2815397 user-2815397 writes: As someone who prefers shavings to sawdust, I'd like to read this book.
Posted: 5:43 am on September 17th

jverreault jverreault writes: Nothing like getting a great book from a fellow Canadian...and free to boot!
Posted: 4:12 am on September 17th

legoman legoman writes: I'm very interested to see the plan for the sawyer's bench.
Posted: 10:10 pm on September 16th

jonquinn jonquinn writes: I've got to be due for a win, and this would be a good book to have.
Posted: 9:28 pm on September 16th

prairie guy prairie guy writes: I built several projects from the first book and learned a lot about hand tool wood working. Who knew, you do it and you get better at it. What a concept.
Posted: 9:12 pm on September 16th

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: Would be delighted to enter your contest.
Posted: 6:54 pm on September 16th

b_houf b_houf writes: I'm really looking forward to this. I follow Tom's blog and have a lot of respect for his work. Good luck to everybody.

Posted: 6:40 pm on September 16th

geojp geojp writes: I enjoy hand tool work and share the experience with a retired friend. This book seems like it would offer some new perspectives on this kind of woodworking.
Posted: 4:49 pm on September 16th

user-4297722 user-4297722 writes: I am ready to read this book.
Posted: 4:37 pm on September 16th

MODtimes MODtimes writes: Awesome. Can't wait to read this book!
Posted: 4:14 pm on September 16th

308defense 308defense writes: I have been following two or three woodworkers that have been working without power tools. I want to do more by hand woodworking. I do some, but want to read this book so I can do more.
Thank You for letting me have a chance to win this interesting book.
Posted: 3:23 pm on September 16th

user-2701235 user-2701235 writes: fingers are crossed!!
Posted: 3:15 pm on September 16th

LBF LBF writes: Always wanted to try going unpluged
Posted: 2:35 pm on September 16th

jerrymoors jerrymoors writes: I, too, would like to win this book. Will read and review if I win.
Posted: 1:40 pm on September 16th

dandegennaro dandegennaro writes: A great resource!
Posted: 12:33 pm on September 16th

Tirebiter14 Tirebiter14 writes: I've been following his blog for a while and would love to see the book. If I win, I promise to share.
Posted: 12:13 pm on September 16th

doorslammer doorslammer writes: I have the first too. Would love the second
Posted: 10:28 am on September 16th

user-2846255 user-2846255 writes: My workshop is quite a ways from my house, there's nothing more I would love to do than to have some projects I could work in a smaller area, without having power tools running
Posted: 10:25 am on September 16th

RoBanJo RoBanJo writes: Was learning to drive my #6 (Woodriver) yesterday. It certainly was nice to be able to think and hear while dabbling in the hobby.

Posted: 10:16 am on September 16th

jimmacgregor jimmacgregor writes: I have Tom's first book - would love to add this to the shelf. Thanks
Posted: 10:01 am on September 16th

avocado101 avocado101 writes: Tom's projects look great!
Posted: 2:40 am on September 16th

rodk1 rodk1 writes: I would love to have this book..Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 1:30 am on September 16th

wkd wkd writes: Please include me in the draw.
Posted: 1:21 am on September 16th

rooter rooter writes: i would love to read this book...i have follow his music an woodworking happens for years...
Posted: 11:47 pm on September 15th

quattro quattro writes: Me please!
Posted: 11:04 pm on September 15th

jeffreyi jeffreyi writes: This book would be a great addition to the libe. I really like Tom's videos.

Posted: 10:53 pm on September 15th

Goodsh Goodsh writes: No whammy, no whammy...
Posted: 9:58 pm on September 15th

jimabbruzzese jimabbruzzese writes: Loved the video associated with the book. Fingers crossed.
Posted: 9:29 pm on September 15th

nestcraft nestcraft writes: Me!!
Posted: 8:39 pm on September 15th

MKWerman MKWerman writes: I would definitely love to win it.
Posted: 7:40 pm on September 15th

JaredEgg JaredEgg writes: I've enjoyed Tom's articles in the past, this book looks like a sweet compilation.
Posted: 7:14 pm on September 15th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Another hat in the ring..:>)
Posted: 7:09 pm on September 15th

dwit dwit writes: Looking forward to reading this book.
Posted: 5:09 pm on September 15th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: I already have it.
Posted: 4:59 pm on September 15th

HOUTvanHARM HOUTvanHARM writes: I would love to win a copy!
Posted: 4:58 pm on September 15th

TomComputer TomComputer writes: I attended a 6-week course by the same name. It was taught by the editor of another woodworking magazine. I learned a lot, but haven't had time to practice the craft. This book would sure help.
Posted: 4:55 pm on September 15th

Guts Guts writes: As I'm having to do woodwork in a house with no electricity, this looks like a perfect fit ;)
Posted: 4:10 pm on September 15th

Chri5 Chri5 writes: His videos and craftsmanship is first class. The new book is a must have; free or not.

Posted: 2:03 pm on September 15th

ScoFF ScoFF writes: I would love to win a copy.
Posted: 1:04 pm on September 15th

Sablebadger Sablebadger writes: I loved the first book.
Posted: 12:36 pm on September 15th

SilverFernWW SilverFernWW writes: Looks like a great book. I am looking forward to reading it!
Posted: 12:13 pm on September 15th

bglenden2 bglenden2 writes: I would enjoy getting the second book (I have the first), and free is always good...
Posted: 12:13 pm on September 15th

Roscoflem Roscoflem writes: I have the first book he wrote, and have seen the trailer for this one and it looks fantastic. If i don't win it, i will buy it for sure. Good luck to everyone.
Posted: 11:44 am on September 15th

Dyfhid Dyfhid writes: I already own this book, so I'm not commenting to enter the contest, rather to just let folks know that if you don't win it, definitely buy it. It is so good it should be on every woodworker's shelf, whether you're a galoot, normite or anywhere between. The projects are first rate, but the tips and techniques sprinkled throughout are more than worth the price of admission.
Posted: 11:02 am on September 15th

mds4752 mds4752 writes: Although we're hitting mid to upper 80's again this week, I know winter will be here soon enough. Would love to have a new book to read and use over the winter.
Posted: 10:55 am on September 15th

WenShank WenShank writes: I just saw the trailer for this book, and was going to put it on my to-buy list. It would be nice to not have to buy it, though.
Posted: 10:38 am on September 15th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: If this is like his first, it will be great! I looking forward to reading it.

Posted: 10:22 am on September 15th

vt_atx vt_atx writes: I've been very interested in checking this book out.
Posted: 10:09 am on September 15th

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