Unplugged - no power tools needed For the growing number of woodworkers who are opting out of power tools and returning to hand tools, The Unplugged Woodshop is a refreshing concept and a welcome change. Written by custom furniture maker and hand tool expert Tom Fidgen, this new book promises to be as successful as his first book, Made by Hand.
Handcrafted projects with a distinctly retro look. Recycling designs from our not-so-distant past, this collection of projects has been repurposed for use today and includes:
- A classic library card catalog converted to use as kitchen storage
- A medicine chest that does double duty as a four-bottle wine tote
- A gentleman's classic valet that becomes an elegant clothing stand
Get some useful pointers from a popular blogger. Founder of theunpluggedwoodshop.com, Tom offers savvy advice for working with and sharpening hand tools. He also delves into glues, finishes, and even how to make hand tools using only hand tools.
Visual inspiration. Practical instruction. The Unplugged Woodshop takes you on a fascinating adventure back to a simpler time when everything was made by hand. It's a refreshing experience that takes you far away from today's hi-tech, fast-moving world. And it shows you how to handcraft some handsome projects you'll find satisfaction in making - whether or not you choose to use only hand tools
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, Popular Woodworking, Canadian Woodworking Magazine, and the Lee Valley Tools newsletter. Tom also writes and records music, and in 2010 he released the album, a boy called fish.