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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: 1st five "issues" of The Missing Shop Manual series

comments (71) August 1st, 2010 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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The Missing Shop Manual:   
Table Saw;  Circular Saws and Jig Saws;  Lathe;  Drills and Drill Presses;  Glue and Clamps

Fox Chapel Publishing, 2010.
$9.95 or $12.95 each; between 88-152 pgs each

Each book in The Missing Shop Manual series provides information so you can get the most out of your machines/tools. The “manuals” include set-up and safety advice and go on to cover basic operation and technique information. For example, the Tablesaw manual includes sections on ripping and crosscutting, cutting dados, rabbets and grooves, and has a chapter all about jigs. The books are filled with drawings and photos and come bound with durable covers so they can be used often in the shop. (More manuals are due out in later in the fall).

Lucky ckm is the winner. His "revealing" comment was chosen at random.

Check back later to see his review of the books. And stay tuned for more book giveaways.



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Comments (71)

chucktown chucktown writes: Looks like good stuff, count me in.
Thanks
Posted: 11:25 am on August 10th

RichAM RichAM writes: As someone just starting out, this would be a great thing to win.
Posted: 1:59 pm on August 6th

Tinkerman Tinkerman writes: Count me in for the giveaway... I'm in need of remedial training.
Posted: 11:30 am on August 6th

mlp2147 mlp2147 writes: Looks like a good deal.
Posted: 12:31 pm on August 5th

caryhson1 caryhson1 writes: And the winner is....

Caryhson1 !!!
Posted: 12:10 pm on August 4th

123push 123push writes: Looks like a GREAT prize! Thanks for a chance to win!
Posted: 10:58 am on August 4th

BA3 BA3 writes: Sounds like a really great resource!
Posted: 10:15 am on August 4th

dessie10 dessie10 writes: Great info books, would love to have them
dessiemae10(at)yahoo(dot)com
Posted: 10:13 am on August 4th

TimR TimR writes: In.
Posted: 10:12 am on August 4th

Jollyroger Jollyroger writes: Can't win if ya don't play!
Posted: 10:49 pm on August 3rd

highintentions highintentions writes: Will the books include an index titled, "for guys who don't read directions..."?
Posted: 8:41 pm on August 3rd

K9 K9 writes: Fine Woodworking has the best instruction information, period
Posted: 7:28 pm on August 3rd

Farkled Farkled writes: This is/will be a great series to give to those just starting out and/or for those of us who sometimes think they know-it-all to review.
Posted: 6:55 pm on August 3rd

rudymckinney rudymckinney writes: If they are like your other issues, they will be well worth having as a resorce.
Posted: 5:42 pm on August 3rd

rudymckinney rudymckinney writes: If they are like your other issues, they will be well worth having as a resorce.
Posted: 5:41 pm on August 3rd

rudymckinney rudymckinney writes: If they are like your other issues, they will be well worth having as a resorce.
Posted: 5:41 pm on August 3rd

crash914 crash914 writes: I really need this as I start to share my shop with my son as we build cigar box guitars and banjos..

Really like all the useful information in these manuals and web site..
Posted: 5:40 pm on August 3rd

PaulRey PaulRey writes: My comments are missing. Are they in the shop manual?
Posted: 5:38 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:32 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:31 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:31 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:30 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:30 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:29 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:29 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:29 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:28 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:28 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:28 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:18 pm on August 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: These would be great tools to have in the shop for the go to guide when your back is against the wall. All in all it is usually back to basics whenever a dilemna arrives.
Posted: 5:18 pm on August 3rd

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: Anything to further learning.
Posted: 3:39 pm on August 3rd

BuzzsawBrett BuzzsawBrett writes: Nice set. After years of dreaming, I've finally started setting up my own shop for hobbies and home improvement projects. These books sure would help!

Posted: 1:03 pm on August 3rd

BenCarver BenCarver writes: Sure would like to win and then use these books.
Posted: 11:19 am on August 3rd

gpdem gpdem writes: What an awesome giveaway!! I,m in.
Posted: 10:08 am on August 3rd

brooksyuk brooksyuk writes: As an Anglo-Brit here in England, I would love to learn from my American Cousins via these books... fingers crossed and thanks for the chance to win a great prize!
Posted: 9:08 am on August 3rd

josleroux josleroux writes: i`m in
Posted: 8:26 am on August 3rd

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Thanks Betsy..:>)
Chris
Posted: 3:12 am on August 3rd

ckm ckm writes: I like turtles.
Posted: 2:36 am on August 3rd

RHamilton RHamilton writes: sounds like a great set of books.
Posted: 12:17 am on August 3rd

ted ted writes: Pick me, Pick me.
Posted: 8:52 pm on August 2nd

Brentpmed Brentpmed writes: I would love to have this resource. Thanks for supporting the novice woodworkers.
Posted: 8:41 pm on August 2nd

rodk1 rodk1 writes: Thanks for the chance to win these books.
Posted: 5:25 pm on August 2nd

CraigFr CraigFr writes: Yes Please great offer
Posted: 4:31 pm on August 2nd

apollo1 apollo1 writes: A perfect addition to my woodworking library.
Posted: 3:19 pm on August 2nd

yannick yannick writes: count me in!
Posted: 1:47 pm on August 2nd

kjhart0133 kjhart0133 writes: Sign me up! I'll be happy to get those books.
Posted: 1:40 pm on August 2nd

jverreault jverreault writes: These are fabulous books and a superb prize. What a great addition to my library should I win.

Cheers

John
Posted: 11:53 am on August 2nd

Juerg Juerg writes: They would make a great addition to my library.
Posted: 11:50 am on August 2nd

colothomas colothomas writes: I can only imagine what things I could make after reading the information contained in these books. It certainly would be fun to win them.
Posted: 11:30 am on August 2nd

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Looks interesting thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 11:06 am on August 2nd

HopelesslyLost HopelesslyLost writes: I have one of these, they are great. I'd love to get more.
Posted: 11:03 am on August 2nd

Dean7 Dean7 writes: I would love to have this set of books!
Posted: 10:34 am on August 2nd

ghent99 ghent99 writes: These books look to be a great set of guidelines for using your home shop.
Posted: 10:34 am on August 2nd

chucktown chucktown writes: Free! Throw my name in the bowl.
Posted: 10:24 am on August 2nd

tlpmap tlpmap writes: A great book to add to my beginner's library.
Posted: 9:23 am on August 2nd

LBF LBF writes: These would be great to have.
Posted: 8:47 am on August 2nd

slydogx slydogx writes: IN!
Posted: 11:00 pm on August 1st

bpeisenbraun bpeisenbraun writes: Yay, books!
Posted: 10:37 pm on August 1st

JSZens JSZens writes: Add my name to the list!
Posted: 10:19 pm on August 1st

spvincent spvincent writes: I'd love these books!
Posted: 10:03 pm on August 1st

Oldtyme Oldtyme writes: I look forward to adding to my knowledge
Posted: 9:06 pm on August 1st

jh0217 jh0217 writes: I really need this book.
Posted: 6:59 pm on August 1st

DaveHarrison DaveHarrison writes: Yes please, count me in
Posted: 5:31 pm on August 1st

Davidson1953 Davidson1953 writes: I collect as many books for my shop as I can. Thanks for the opportunity
Posted: 4:56 pm on August 1st

AlwaysTheNovice AlwaysTheNovice writes: Yes please.
Posted: 4:14 pm on August 1st

giterdun giterdun writes: Sounds like a nice addition to my library. Thanks for the chance
Posted: 4:02 pm on August 1st

KenderCh KenderCh writes: Yes, I like this.
Posted: 4:02 pm on August 1st

wayne12 wayne12 writes: These books would certainly be a great addition to my woodworking library.You can't ever learn enough. What an opportunity! Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 3:10 pm on August 1st

hydroelectricguy hydroelectricguy writes: Its worth a try! Looks like an interesting book.
Posted: 3:00 pm on August 1st

tonydd tonydd writes: Look like great books. Sure would like to win them.
Posted: 1:44 pm on August 1st

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