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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Working with Tablesaws, from the editors of Fine Woodworking

comments (57) April 4th, 2010 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Working with Tablesaws, from the editors of Fine Woodworking.
Taunton Press, 2005.
$17.95; 160 pp.

Working with Tablesaws is a collection of past Fine Woodworking articles and covers basic tablesaw operations as well as special tasks like cutting coves. Some of the techniques covered include ripping and crosscutting and taming tearout; also joinery with the tablesaw including box joints and dovetails. In addition, the book provides information about safety, dust control, jigs and accessories.

Lucky jcwnr is the winner. His comment was chosen at random. Check back later for his review of the book.

And check out our current giveaway, Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers.

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Comments (57)

tlpmap tlpmap writes: I could learn from this one!
Posted: 9:50 am on April 14th

TheLeftHand TheLeftHand writes: Count me in!
Posted: 5:03 pm on April 13th

Oldtyme Oldtyme writes: Sign me up, please
Posted: 9:42 am on April 12th

clayhanna clayhanna writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 6:05 pm on April 11th

Dave Worsencroft Dave Worsencroft writes: The more you know and then the better the tool means that the work you perform will be masterful.
Posted: 8:03 am on April 11th

Oldtyme Oldtyme writes: sign me up, please
Posted: 6:42 pm on April 9th

GoYouSalukis GoYouSalukis writes: I herby leave a comment.
Posted: 10:59 am on April 9th

joetatoo joetatoo writes: Hi you all, the tablesaw is my most used power tool. I framed homes for about 29 years. Broke 2 vertabrae in my back 3 1/2 years ago and can't work anymore. So recently I took up woodworking as a hobby. I've always loved my job and working with wood. So learning tablesaw tips and how to tune them and all the jigs available to use on them would be so cool. I already have the basic knowledge of this tool of tools. But to truly master all the tricks is a blessing. this book would probably advance my skill considerably. Good luck to you all who posted here.
My thanks to Fine Wood working for their site and magazine That has already bettered my skill as a woodworker in so short a time.
Posted: 12:52 am on April 8th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: I never win, but what the heck I'll give it a try
Posted: 12:42 pm on April 7th

TruMaverick69 TruMaverick69 writes: Pick me, Pick me!
Posted: 10:15 am on April 7th

BearpenGal BearpenGal writes: This book would really help me upgrade the 3 Craftsman TS my husband bought me. Already thinking of the hints and jigs.
Posted: 8:17 am on April 7th

bmprigge bmprigge writes: Hope I win!

Posted: 7:08 am on April 7th

spvincent spvincent writes: I would love to win this book!

Posted: 9:01 pm on April 6th

billy3 billy3 writes: I would love to win this book.
Posted: 7:34 pm on April 6th

billy3 billy3 writes: I would love to win this book,its a great one.
Posted: 7:32 pm on April 6th

billy3 billy3 writes: I would love to win this book,its a great one.
Posted: 7:32 pm on April 6th

tc5617 tc5617 writes: Count me in, Thanks
Posted: 6:25 pm on April 6th

JP017 JP017 writes: me me me!
Posted: 3:20 pm on April 6th

2dtenor 2dtenor writes: I need this book more than the other posters. because I have so much more to learn.
Posted: 8:20 am on April 6th

JimFuller1 JimFuller1 writes: This is gonna be the one, I can feel it...
Posted: 9:23 pm on April 5th

jb12 jb12 writes: Can you throw in a DVD?
Posted: 7:52 pm on April 5th

Rogers186 Rogers186 writes: Sounds good.
Posted: 7:01 pm on April 5th

BUILDERS695 BUILDERS695 writes: I would appreciate a copy
Posted: 6:21 pm on April 5th

dugan1 dugan1 writes: Sounds like a good book.

Posted: 5:33 pm on April 5th

Aggie83 Aggie83 writes: Does it tell you how to hold others responsible for your mistakes and make big bucks in the process?

Oh well, I would like a copy anyway.
Posted: 3:43 pm on April 5th

pbriggs pbriggs writes: I would like a copy.
Posted: 2:52 pm on April 5th

patwreck patwreck writes: Anything on woodworking is wanted from me
Posted: 1:32 pm on April 5th

Ihateusernames Ihateusernames writes: Is it weird to have a library in a woodshop? Maybe. But I've the makings of a start of one and this would be a nice addition.
Posted: 1:22 pm on April 5th

savage1 savage1 writes: I'd love a copy of this book.
Posted: 12:43 pm on April 5th

Woodsy Woodsy writes: When in 1982 I saw a book "Fine Woodworking Techniques" it was love at first sight. Since then I have been your no one fan. I have probably seen most of the content of your Tablesaw Book offer, but it would be great to have a lot of these ideas in one volume.

Posted: 12:15 pm on April 5th

cwelte cwelte writes: I would LOVE to add this to my library!
Posted: 12:09 pm on April 5th

gary d gary d writes: I could use some tips on table saw use and safety.
Posted: 11:43 am on April 5th

flattown flattown writes: looks like a great book for a beginner like myself
Posted: 11:23 am on April 5th

Povery Povery writes: Looks like a great book! Please send me your extra copy. :)
Posted: 10:37 am on April 5th

woodworker52 woodworker52 writes: looks interesting. I'd love to have it in my collection!
Posted: 10:37 am on April 5th

tlpmap tlpmap writes: Sounds like another awesome book!
Posted: 9:38 am on April 5th

manu31 manu31 writes: hellaw the saw
Posted: 8:01 am on April 5th

forummfg forummfg writes: Here's my entry.
Posted: 7:41 am on April 5th

jcwnr jcwnr writes: Interesting cover.
Posted: 7:40 am on April 5th

jadvn1976 jadvn1976 writes: This would be a great addition to the workshop library!
Posted: 5:58 am on April 5th

TWG TWG writes: Here's my chance.
Posted: 2:35 am on April 5th

Lori K Lori K writes: This should be some good reading. Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 1:42 am on April 5th

jrobbins jrobbins writes: Can always use more knowledge.
Posted: 12:30 am on April 5th

Craftsman55 Craftsman55 writes: I have been using a 1959 Craftsman radial arm saw for years. I have just added a table saw and this book would help me to get the most out of it.
Posted: 10:52 pm on April 4th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: yes please

Posted: 10:27 pm on April 4th

Minnesota Minnesota writes: Pick me! Pick me!
Posted: 9:52 pm on April 4th

journeyboat journeyboat writes: Dear Editor,

If you send this fine book my way,
I promise to read it diligently and write in an eloquent way
What I have learned and explain to all who care the
Workings of a tablesaw I swear.

Posted: 9:11 pm on April 4th

Angel Angel writes: It would be nice to win!
Posted: 8:51 pm on April 4th

routerrat routerrat writes: Put me in coach. I don't smoke... ;-)
Posted: 7:41 pm on April 4th

jacko9 jacko9 writes: I'd love this book perhaps, I might save a finger or two.
Posted: 5:26 pm on April 4th

BA3 BA3 writes: This would be an extremely useful addition to my Taunton woodworking library!
Posted: 4:53 pm on April 4th

JadeEagle JadeEagle writes: I would love to have this book. I just know it has my name on it. :)
Posted: 4:16 pm on April 4th

jockcameron jockcameron writes: Another freebie - when do I get my first delivery?

Posted: 4:08 pm on April 4th

Natick64 Natick64 writes: Great idea for a book, all of us can always use more information regarding table saw set up and safe techniques.
Posted: 3:19 pm on April 4th

DingerJ DingerJ writes: I'd love to add this to my growing Taunton library. :)
Posted: 3:16 pm on April 4th

granite36 granite36 writes: I'm sure I could learn a lot from this book.
Posted: 2:39 pm on April 4th

Red_F Red_F writes: The first comment of many I'm sure
Posted: 12:29 pm on April 4th

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