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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw

comments (45) May 4th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Photo: courtesy of Fox Chapel Publishing

The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw by Mark Duginske.
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2007.
$19.95; 200pp.

We recently received a copy of this book from Fox Chapel Publishing and are offering it to you. Leave a comment here for a chance to win.

The subtitle of The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw is “Everything you need to know about the most important saw in the shop”. That might say it all. The book has over 300 photos and illustrations and covers topics such as buying, setting up, and maintaining a band saw as well as how to get the most out of the machine with jigs and accessories. There are also project ideas, including a three-legged shaker table, a shaker step-stool, and an oval shaker box.


Congratulations to RVH! His comment was chosen at random and he wins a copy of the book.

Click here to win a copy of this week's giveaway, Early American Country Furniture by Denis Hambucken.

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Comments (45)

user-4312495 user-4312495 writes: The Buy link is dead. Could you please fix?
Posted: 8:46 pm on June 1st

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: I have Mark's earlier book "Bandsaw Handbook" and thought so much of it that I took a lesson from him. Besides being a great technical writer, inventor, and master at the bandsaw, Mark is a genuine nice guy.

Congratulation on your new book Mark,
Tom Smith
Posted: 3:39 pm on May 8th

Mahoganaholic Mahoganaholic writes: My bandsaw vibrates, howls, cuts curves when I want to go straight -- cuts straight when I want to cut curves. If only I had a book on it...
Posted: 8:55 am on May 8th

PJFrigate PJFrigate writes: A serious bandsaw is next on my list...doing the research now, but there are as many opinions as there are choices!
Posted: 7:47 pm on May 7th

thewoodwhisperer thewoodwhisperer writes: does anyone know where I can get a good book on band saws?
Posted: 9:00 am on May 7th

hubiedoo517 hubiedoo517 writes: Thanks for the chance to win another good book. I hope there are more book giveaways to come.
Posted: 11:44 am on May 5th

CMaxNavy CMaxNavy writes: Thanks Betsy! What a great addition this book would be to my burgeoning woodworking career! 25 years as a naval officer and now onto higher learning! Max
Posted: 10:27 am on April 30th

fritzfratz fritzfratz writes: I already have a great Bandsaw book but this one would make a great gift to a friend that just inherited a bandsaw and has no idea how to use it.
Posted: 8:49 am on April 30th

sirlezz sirlezz writes: HI I just don't know how to get the best out of my bandsaw and in fact I hardly use it, it would be good to be able to use it to the maximum for all my future woodworking projects
Posted: 7:47 am on April 30th

ocean8535 ocean8535 writes: if i don't win it i will buy it. yeah band saw!
Posted: 11:03 pm on April 29th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: One might quibble about whether the band saw is the *most* important tool in the shop, but it's certainly among the top contenders in my shop. Now, to go carve one of those big "champion" belts out of wood (oval cut on the bandsaw, of course), and hire a couple of "round girls". ;-)
Posted: 11:36 am on April 29th

sfwild sfwild writes: this is the favorite power tool in my shop. does so much so easily. I am always ready to learn more.
Posted: 9:40 am on April 29th

Iron_Mushroom Iron_Mushroom writes: I'm a big fan of my bandsaw and would like to learn more ways to use it.
Posted: 9:19 am on April 29th

basilg45 basilg45 writes: I have been following the various articles in FWW magazine by Michael Fortune on tuning and use of the bandsaw with great interest. I would greatly appreciate a copy of Mark Duginske's book to further enhance what I have learn't to date
Posted: 2:38 am on April 29th

Don01 Don01 writes: This would be a great addition to the library.
Posted: 12:08 am on April 29th

TedM TedM writes: You can never know enough so knowing everything about a bandsaw would be a plus!
Posted: 4:27 pm on April 28th

mintz mintz writes: Would be great to be able to resaw without cupping!
Posted: 3:13 pm on April 28th

mike05 mike05 writes: this is a very cool idea
Posted: 10:31 am on April 28th

LBF LBF writes: My band saw is the bain of my existence.
Posted: 9:28 am on April 28th

hkb hkb writes: I like my bandsaw but I realize I do not use it as much as I can.
Posted: 12:15 am on April 28th

dblcrona dblcrona writes: this would be the perfect companion to my new bandsaw.
Posted: 4:32 pm on April 27th

bo5ephus bo5ephus writes: Bandsaws are something I don't know much about.
Posted: 3:44 pm on April 27th

woodwench woodwench writes: Count me in, it's mine already!!! Thanks FW.
Posted: 9:44 am on April 27th

EFMILLER EFMILLER writes: I would love a chance to win the bandsaw book. I read every kind of woodworking book I can get. Thanks for the giveaway.
Posted: 8:19 am on April 27th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I've been having a heck of a time trying to resaw with my saw. The blade wanders in the cut even after adjusting for drift. Perhaps this book will help. Count me in.
Posted: 7:05 am on April 27th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: Looks like a neat addition to the library. Count me in.
Posted: 12:36 am on April 27th

judgewood judgewood writes: I've seen Mark's work before on the bandsaw, so I'm sure this book is a winner! I'd love to have it.
Posted: 12:25 am on April 27th

woodworker52 woodworker52 writes: I have a bandsaw and would love to learn more ways to take advantage of its capabilities. The book would be very helpful.
Posted: 11:44 pm on April 26th

roofy roofy writes: Would love to have this book in my collection! Getting a bandsaw soon.
Posted: 11:33 pm on April 26th

Tyblack Tyblack writes: Looks like an exciting read.
Posted: 9:03 pm on April 26th

Joe Sullivan Joe Sullivan writes: I don't have the best bandsaw in the world, but it can give better than I know how to ask it for. I'd be very interested in reading this book.

Posted: 8:42 pm on April 26th

konaman konaman writes: I would like to win it
Posted: 8:38 pm on April 26th

Puddles55 Puddles55 writes: I'd like to enter as well please.

Posted: 7:37 pm on April 26th

tazzer tazzer writes: I need one!
Posted: 6:09 pm on April 26th

RobMcCleave RobMcCleave writes: Duginske's video is also great. Hope he issues an update of that too (after all, it is a video)
Posted: 5:41 pm on April 26th

rodk1 rodk1 writes: Leaving comment for chance to win Bandsaw book.
Posted: 5:37 pm on April 26th

otisdog otisdog writes: Send me the book...I really need it.
Posted: 5:25 pm on April 26th

hatchet24 hatchet24 writes: I'm in....
Posted: 4:24 pm on April 26th

Paulcc Paulcc writes: I have Mark's "Band Saw Handbook" from 1989, I still refer to it occasionally. I 'd love to have his latest book. I'm sure he has collected a lot of new tricks in the last 20 years!
Posted: 3:57 pm on April 26th

benito benito writes: consider me entered
Posted: 3:54 pm on April 26th

zoorifed zoorifed writes: Now that I have some free time my banbsaw should see more activity with knowldge from the free book I'm going to win.
Posted: 3:52 pm on April 26th

pueawjapygrta pueawjapygrta writes: I'm in!
Posted: 3:30 pm on April 26th

baudi baudi writes: Count me in!
Posted: 2:32 pm on April 26th

RVH RVH writes: Great book for me since I just purchased a new bandsaw!

Posted: 1:25 pm on April 26th

granite36 granite36 writes: Sounds like a great addition to my library. I use my bandsaw quite a bit, and I'm still learning new ways to use it.

Posted: 11:24 am on April 26th

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