“I began my journey into wood working at a very young age growing up on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. From back yard projects to home renovations I suppose I was ‘bit’ by the wood bug back then. After working for 10 years in the Set Design industry, and having the opportunity to travel from Mexico to Monaco with it, I started building traditional wooden boats in a one-man boat shop back on the East coast of Canada. I thoroughly enjoyed the boat building process and soon started using hand tools more and more in my work. When the economy took a turn for the worse I started building custom furniture using only hand tools and the rest as they say, is history.”
Tom has written for Popular Woodworking Magazine, Fine Woodworking Magazine, Canadian Woodworking Magazine as well as the Lee Valley Tools Newsletter. His first book, Made by Hand (2009- F&W Media) was the top selling wood working book of 2010 and is regarded as “The definitive book of how to build woodworking projects using hand tools”
His second book, The Unplugged Woodshop, is scheduled for release with The Taunton Press in September 2013.