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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers by Tiffany DeEtte Shafto and Lynda McDaniel

comments (26) April 11th, 2010 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers by Tiffany DeEtte Shafto and Lynda McDaniel
Contemporary Publications, 2009.
$44.95; 223 pp.

Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers profiles 36 Hawaiian woodworkers including furniture makers, sculptors and wood turners. These woodworkers share their inspirations, insights and techniques and the book is full of photos of their creations. The book also explores the forests of the islands and introduces the reader to many local tree species. This is a nice book offering the woodworker an inspiring look at the creations coming from the Hawaiian Islands.

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

Come back later to see his review of the book.

And check out our current giveaway, Woodworking Techniques.

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Comments (26)

bricofleur bricofleur writes: Just taking the time to say "Hi" to Betsy, and of course all active woodworkers.


Posted: 9:41 pm on April 19th

calouche calouche writes: Someday I'll get there. Until then, this fine representation of woodworkers will have to do.
Posted: 9:25 pm on April 17th

Nudi Nudi writes: As a self tought furniture maker I use many books for techniques and inspiration, Taunton books make up most of my reference library. Cultural definitions and interpetations of furniturecan be truly facinating.
Posted: 7:34 am on April 17th

bung bung writes: While on Maui I met a Samoan man who lived there and had about six chisels, a broken stone for sharpening,and turned out beautiful work from Koa wood. It left in indelible print in my mind and I returned to my carving nook with a greater enthusiasm for the joy of carving.Please enter me for this wonderful looking book. Thank you.
Posted: 12:50 pm on April 15th

chucktown chucktown writes: Just caught this, looks very interesting, count me in!
Posted: 10:47 am on April 14th

roy23 roy23 writes: Looks interesting. Always looking for something new. Thanks.
Posted: 6:29 am on April 14th

tc5617 tc5617 writes: Count me in! Thanks
Posted: 10:23 pm on April 13th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: always interested to see what other woodworkers are doing. It looks like it would provide some great inspiration.
Posted: 11:59 am on April 12th

atoma atoma writes: I'm there, baby. Sign me up.
Posted: 10:34 am on April 12th

parkitect parkitect writes: Aloha! I am ready to win this book. I have been to Hawaii and have the seen some of their beautiful woodworking. The great environment and exotic woods certainly are inspirational to the craftsmen.
Posted: 8:07 am on April 12th

forummfg forummfg writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 7:13 am on April 12th

YonedaD YonedaD writes: Please, Odin, let me win this book! (Sorry, just watched "Virgin Spring" for the first time. Groovy furniture therein.)
Posted: 5:34 am on April 12th

JimFuller1 JimFuller1 writes: This is gonna be the one...
Posted: 1:19 am on April 12th

RevDoug RevDoug writes: I was wondering where I could get this book. This is a great opportunity to get a different perspective. Thanks for the offer.
Posted: 10:48 pm on April 11th

hubiedoo517 hubiedoo517 writes: That sounds like a dream come true, Woodworking in Hawaii,
Hell Yeah. I guess if I can't do it the next best thing is to read about it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hubert K
Posted: 10:24 pm on April 11th

davewood77 davewood77 writes: I love Hawaii and woodworking!
Posted: 10:11 pm on April 11th

Aroonstock Aroonstock writes: The book looks very interesting. I'm curious to see what woods they use.
Posted: 6:35 pm on April 11th

mauiclaudia mauiclaudia writes: amazing cross section of woodworkers, would be great to grace my shelves with it, Nice work Tiffany!
Posted: 5:59 pm on April 11th

fmarabate fmarabate writes: This looks interesting.
Posted: 4:55 pm on April 11th

cane cane writes: OK, new to all this but I also feel lucky, I would like to have this book for my collection of wood working books that I am now starting. I have three and this one looks like it has the hand wood working view, that is where I like it, I want to feel like a artist while I do my wood working. I am old and just about been every where so go an enter me in the running for this beautiful book, Aloha!
Posted: 2:49 pm on April 11th

jpat jpat writes: Ok I am feeling lucky this time. Have visited Hi. a couple of times and this book would be nice to have
Posted: 1:25 pm on April 11th

BSzydlo BSzydlo writes: I am always looking for new inspiration. Thanks for providing this opportunity to discover a another group of woodworkers.
Posted: 11:41 am on April 11th

manu31 manu31 writes: interesting to discover
Posted: 11:38 am on April 11th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 11:09 am on April 11th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: I would love to have this book. Inspiration is always needed by a woodworker.
Posted: 10:28 am on April 11th

bubblebubble bubblebubble writes: Being canadian I think of Hawaii as being off the beaten track
Very interested in what 's going on where mainstream and trendy appeal isn't the order of the dayPB
Posted: 10:28 am on April 11th

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