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UPDATE: Woodworking 101 by Aime Fraser, Matthew Teague, and Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk

comments (83) February 27th, 2012 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
thumbs up 8 users recommend

Woodworking 101, by Aime Fraser, Matthew Teague, and Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk
The Taunton Press, 2012.
$24.95; 304 pp.

Woodworking 101 combines the 4 books from Taunton’s Getting Started in Woodworking series and is a great book for beginners. The book has step-by-step photos and illustrations for 7 projects: tool storage cabinet/workbench, an outdoor chair, coffee table, bookcase, storage bench, table, and bed. Also included is lots of info about setting up a shop and a section on different materials in woodworking, such as lumber, sand paper, and finishes. “With the basics mastered here, there’s no end to what new woodworkers can accomplish for years to come.”

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Comments (83)

woodrouterman woodrouterman writes: Would love to have this book as well!
Posted: 12:31 am on March 1st

garyprott garyprott writes: Sign me up. Would love to win this book
Posted: 12:40 am on February 28th

opie123 opie123 writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 2:41 pm on February 27th

Christsaved Christsaved writes: I'm a beginner woodworker from Puerto Rico, with very limited local access to such a knowledge resource. If I win this book, it will be very treasured and valued. Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 9:25 am on February 27th

retireejd retireejd writes: I would love to win this. I have enjoyed other books from Fine Woodworking.
Posted: 7:03 pm on February 26th

Braat Braat writes: After reading Fine Wood Working magazine for as long as I can remember, I finally subscribed this year. Woodworking 101 would be a great addition to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 10:23 am on February 26th

Dekker500 Dekker500 writes: Count me in! It's always nice to get fundamentals and new ideas.
Posted: 9:38 am on February 26th

Rusty1 Rusty1 writes: I'm rusty enough to need help from a book like this.
Posted: 9:09 am on February 26th

mallet77 mallet77 writes: Looks like a wonderful book. I have retired early due to disability. Still need income so I start a new career, this time following my passion, woodworking. I would love to read this book.
Posted: 8:12 am on February 26th

mallet77 mallet77 writes:
Posted: 8:09 am on February 26th

MWGNYC MWGNYC writes: As someone who is looking to change careers to one in woodworking, every helpful resource would be valued. Thanks.
Posted: 3:41 am on February 26th

sazsall sazsall writes: Wow!! Would love to have the book. Every bit of information on woodworking is useful and the basics are "reguired".
Thanks for the offer and opportunity.
Posted: 12:34 am on February 26th

tdh36185 tdh36185 writes: Just starting out, every book helps, would love to learn more.
Posted: 10:42 pm on February 25th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Would love to win this book count me in. The projects sound great for us beginners
Posted: 10:32 pm on February 25th

boyder boyder writes: I would also really enjoy this book. All of Fine Woodworking's resources are excellent.
Posted: 8:18 pm on February 25th

DanielLynch555 DanielLynch555 writes: Finewood Working is the magazine I read from cover to cover. I have been reading this magazine for ten years and learn more every issue. I would like to win this book to make me a better woodworker.
Posted: 6:00 pm on February 25th

rhinobaby rhinobaby writes: It;s great that combined the four books and great tips into one book!I am a beginner so I an thirsty for more woodworking knowledge!
Posted: 2:47 pm on February 25th

skippie111 skippie111 writes: My son has had 2 years of "woodshop" at school. This book would help me understand what he is "talking" about when he is expalining what he is doing in the class. It will also give him some ideas on things to build here at home. Please consider us for your book giveaway. Thank you.
Posted: 2:14 pm on February 25th

jmparsons jmparsons writes: this would be a very nice book to win
Posted: 1:31 pm on February 25th

JAurand JAurand writes: Books? Books are good! Especially free ones!
Posted: 12:22 pm on February 25th

jraukar jraukar writes: Would be a wonderful addition to my Taunton collection!
Posted: 12:04 pm on February 25th

grillguy grillguy writes: WOW! This new book Woodworking 101 looks like a must have book for any new woodworker or woodworker who wants improve their wood skills or techniques. I'm sure there will be shop set-up ideas and better techniques all woodworkers will use. I look forward to seeing this new book.
Duncan M
Ladysmith BC
Posted: 11:19 am on February 25th

UniquelyWood UniquelyWood writes: I can never have enough quality references and I'm sure that this one from Taunton will be as good as the complete illustrated guides that I have from them.
Posted: 10:18 am on February 25th

BarryBlessing BarryBlessing writes: Taunton Press continues to show a lot of class. I don't NEED this book but would like to use it as a tool to introduce a friend who has shown interest in woodworking but lacks the confidence to proceed. This would be a great starter book for him. Thank you!
Posted: 9:58 am on February 25th

Pap12 Pap12 writes: My work speaks for itself. Help!
Posted: 9:53 am on February 25th

pauldonis pauldonis writes: Looks like a good collection of fundamentals. Count me in!
Posted: 9:38 am on February 25th

cstar cstar writes: Another great addition to my woodworking library!
Posted: 9:34 am on February 25th

ms33444 ms33444 writes: Anything about lathes in this book?
Posted: 7:06 am on February 25th

cat_bark cat_bark writes: This is as good excuse as any to make my first post here. I have yet to cut my first piece of wood so I need this book...badly!
Posted: 5:13 pm on February 24th

jdmcdo jdmcdo writes: It looks like it would have useful and interesting material.
Posted: 5:12 pm on February 24th

Ron Alley Ron Alley writes: Matthew Teague's article on his compact garage shop has been my inspiration for the work-in-progress 3rd bay garage shop. I'd really enjoy adding this book to my bookshelf.
Posted: 3:34 pm on February 24th

RVH RVH writes: Would fit well in my well-used library.
Posted: 7:32 am on February 22nd

Thom Bell Thom Bell writes: Just starting out, I think that this would be a great help for me.
Posted: 11:59 pm on February 21st

LBF LBF writes: Would be great for my boys (new homeowners)
Posted: 1:17 pm on February 21st

mbutts mbutts writes: I'd love to have a copy
Posted: 12:55 pm on February 21st

fuzzy1 fuzzy1 writes: I would be happy to find a spot for this book in my reference library. I can put it to good use.
Posted: 12:52 pm on February 21st

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: I'd like to win it.
Posted: 12:35 pm on February 21st

BA3 BA3 writes: Looks like a great book -- a useful and worthwhile addition to the old woodworking library!
Posted: 10:45 am on February 21st

gparas gparas writes: I could always use another Taunton book!
Posted: 10:00 am on February 21st

kghaile kghaile writes: I would love to win this book!
Posted: 9:55 am on February 21st

RiversG RiversG writes: Woodworking is my hobby, I'm sure winning this book would improve my skills.
Posted: 6:55 am on February 21st

Dahlbergia Dahlbergia writes: Hoping for a win: it's never too late to learn something new!
Posted: 6:50 am on February 21st

spratz spratz writes: I'm always on the lookout for a new book!
Posted: 1:38 am on February 21st

Jaysoon Jaysoon writes: Looks like a great book to add to the library, please count me in! Thanks
Posted: 9:30 pm on February 20th

Borderlands Borderlands writes: Thanks for the opportunity...count me in.
Posted: 7:20 pm on February 20th

rgdaniel rgdaniel writes: This looks like a good book to have, if only for that table on the cover, which looks like a fun build.
Posted: 6:58 pm on February 20th

MKWerman MKWerman writes: Looks like good reading. Count me in!
Posted: 6:29 pm on February 20th

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: Count me in for this too!
Posted: 4:57 pm on February 20th

woodeye1 woodeye1 writes: wish me luck.
Posted: 4:18 pm on February 20th

TedP TedP writes: I've checked out these books individually from the library and would really enjoy the collection
Posted: 12:23 pm on February 20th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: "a great book for beginners." Sounds like it's describing me. Hoping to win.

Posted: 12:22 pm on February 20th

cwturtle cwturtle writes: I'd love to have one!
Posted: 12:02 pm on February 20th

trantj trantj writes: Please count me in!

Posted: 11:46 am on February 20th

butchf18a butchf18a writes: Never waste an opportunity to learn.
Posted: 10:55 am on February 20th

brrbtr brrbtr writes: I _need_ this! I'm about a level -1 woodworker! :)
Posted: 10:23 am on February 20th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: Count me in.
Posted: 10:10 am on February 20th

DaveHarrison DaveHarrison writes: Count me in please - looks good!
Posted: 9:30 am on February 20th

nateschleifer nateschleifer writes: I learned to throw wood from my father. The more I learn, the less I throw.
Posted: 9:00 am on February 20th

HickoryKnut HickoryKnut writes: After I’ve won the book and read it, I would love to come back and post another comment and tell you what I think of it.

Posted: 8:23 am on February 20th

DanLip DanLip writes: All in
Posted: 7:24 am on February 20th

DouglasPowell DouglasPowell writes: Would like to win this.
Posted: 5:29 am on February 20th

casaheil casaheil writes: Looks liek a good intro to woodworking book.
Posted: 3:06 am on February 20th

louroehm louroehm writes: Hey, another great book from Taunton Press. I hope I win this book...I'd love to check it out for free. Yeah Baby.
Go Giants.
Posted: 2:58 am on February 20th

sadie170 sadie170 writes: Likes another great book to read.

Posted: 12:57 am on February 20th

Laurel-T Laurel-T writes: The tips and techniques Woodworking 101 offers should help prevent most of the woodworking failures his semi-retired electrican experiences in my new-found hobby.
Posted: 11:42 pm on February 19th

montee montee writes: always have room for one more wood book!
Posted: 10:23 pm on February 19th

ctrpt ctrpt writes: This would be a nice book to add to my collection.
Posted: 10:19 pm on February 19th

sloanworks sloanworks writes: thats one ugly table you picked for the cover
Posted: 10:11 pm on February 19th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: sign me up. I could use these to help new students.
Posted: 9:43 pm on February 19th

anonmt anonmt writes: pick me
Posted: 9:05 pm on February 19th

RobertWhiteneck RobertWhiteneck writes: I need all the help I can get!
Posted: 9:00 pm on February 19th

Marlon86 Marlon86 writes: Wood luv to have this helpful, educational, & informative book written by the bests and published by the best.
Posted: 8:53 pm on February 19th

Jollyroger Jollyroger writes: Sign me up. I'm good to go.
Posted: 8:48 pm on February 19th

GlenRoseBud GlenRoseBud writes: I need this book to improve my library of Taunton books. Please pick me.
Posted: 6:45 pm on February 19th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I'd love to add this book to my collection
Posted: 6:20 pm on February 19th

ahuse1984 ahuse1984 writes: should be i good book for to get started wooodworking
Posted: 4:16 pm on February 19th

Toway Toway writes: Just retired and want to start wood working. Sure can use the help!
Posted: 3:52 pm on February 19th

toobguy toobguy writes: I can use all the help I can get and this would be a great addition to the books I do have.
Posted: 2:27 pm on February 19th

jverreault jverreault writes: That definitely would look good on my bookshelf and be a great read to boot. Thanks for the opportunity.

Posted: 2:27 pm on February 19th

ShooterBoy ShooterBoy writes: My epic failures in wood working require that I win this draw! The safety of the world (or at least, my corner of it) epends upon it! ;-)
Posted: 2:09 pm on February 19th

JoeAlpeza JoeAlpeza writes: If anyone saw my work you would know I could use this book.................
Posted: 12:38 pm on February 19th

bbbinson123 bbbinson123 writes: When people find out I have a tablesaw, they always ask what do I make? My usual answer is,"I make great sawdust." With
'Woodworking 101', I will be able to tell them about my latest project.
Posted: 12:36 pm on February 19th

DozersWorkshop DozersWorkshop writes: I would love to win this book and then build a bookshelf to put it on...
Posted: 12:31 pm on February 19th

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