Tom Fidgen builds custom furniture using hand tools and hand-selected hardwoods. He is a contributing author to Woodworking Magazine and has written for Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking. Tom teaches woodworking in his home workshop and also writes and records music.
"Amid the current flurry of excellent books on hand tool
woodworking, it is hard to say that one or the other stands out
from the rest. And yet, as I see it, this one by Canadian
woodworker Tom Fidgen does. The Unplugged Woodshop
is a stimulating source of ideas and techniques that will help any
woodworker build her or his hand tool skills, all the while
creating beautiful and useful projects for the home and
The Unplugged Woodshop is a great resource and learning opportunity for any woodworker who is beginning or continuing the hand tool journey. More advanced hand tool woodworkers will find the project ideas stimulating and educational. And all woodworkers will find this book to be a fun read."