The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop

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Woodworker Tom Fidgen is very well known in the online woodworking community, and his first book, Made by Hand, was critically acclaimed. In his second book, Fidgen presents more hand-tool woodworking projects for the home and workshop. The projects have a distinctive retro look, recycling designs from our not-so-distant past. He has reconceived the classic library card catalog (converted to use for kitchen storage); a clever medicine chest does double duty as a four-bottle wine tote; and his gentleman’s valet is an elegant clothing stand with a profile that harks back in time. In the opening chapters, Fidgen discusses the benefits of working in an unplugged woodshop, considers the sources of design inspiration, offers advice on the critical importance of sharpening, and even explains how to make hand tools using only hand tools.

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3 thoughts on “The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop”

  1. NLA says:

    The foundation for modern day woodworking. Perhaps like you, I am always a little weary buying books like these because they usually end up being 200 page presentations with little more than pictures and general instructions on concept. But here in The Unplugged Woodshop we actually get step-by-step instructions on how to build real world projects using in-depth instructions and drawings. Books like this can be difficult to review, so let me give you an understanding of just what you will find within. 

  2. Matthew J. Lau says:

    good intent. headache inducing syntax I came to this book with high expectations after seeing Tom’s funeral chairs on his blog. 

  3. Michael J. Edelman says:

    Elegant, well conceived projects done with hand tools alone Tom Fidgen is one of those very rare woodworkers who is able to support himself using only hand tools. Perhaps that’s not as surprising as it sounds. The hand woodworker can get by without a multi-thousand dollar cabinet saw, or joiner, or shaper, or a lot of other tools that demand power, maintenance and a lot of respect for the damage they can do. Working in his relatively small shop, Fidgen creates original, elegant pieces of furniture and useful hand tools, many of which are presented here…

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