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Made by Hand


Feathers in Georgia

David's cabinets

  I received a letter from David in Georgia the other day and wanted to share it with you here- David recently completed a pair of cabinets using my “Ain’t no feathers around here boys…” project as inspiration. He made one for a friends wedding…


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An Unplugged Life

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  Subscribers and Tribe Members, Readers and Friends, top of the morning, afternoon and evening to you, and thanks for the click!     This video should speak for itself, but over the next 43 days, we’re super excited to share the details about our…


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Shop Bents are Gone to the Dogs

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  I received a letter from Jerry in New Jersey this week and wanted to share it with you- Jerry made himself some ‘shop bents‘ following plans from my first book, Made by Hand. Jerry started by making bents for wood storage, the same thing…


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There Ain’t No Feathers in Florida

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  I received a letter from Robin in Melbourne, Florida over the weekend, and wanted to share it with you. Robin recently completed a version of the wall/tea cabinet from my first book, Made by Hand. Great job on the cabinet Robin, and thanks again…


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Where do the Hunters Heal ?

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Last week I received a wonderful letter from Sarah, a wood worker in British Columbia, Canada. Sarah built a fantastic version of the hunt board project from my first book, Made by Hand. She used a nice combination of wood species and added some textured…


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True ‘Half Blind’ Dovetails

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I was over visiting the LumberJocks website this evening where I’ve been a proud member now for the past four years. Seems I never find the time these days to browse around the forums but tonight I stopped in for a little while and I’m…


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Thank You – Ref ” Made By Hand”

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You may be wondering why I am thanking you for subject book that I purchased Sunday at the 20th Annual NWA Woodworkers Showcase from the Lie-Nielsen booth. I was finishing up from a tremendous weekend of lectures (Yup, I caught Chris’ “How to grind your tools” – Great…


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Made by Kindle

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Here we are on the edge of a new year and what a year 2010 has been. I was just over visiting www.Amazon.com and noticed that Made by Hand-Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop is now available for Kindle.

What’s Kindle you ask?


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Well who would have thought ?

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A friend just sent me a link to Popular Woodworking’s Top 10 books from 2010- you’ll never guess who made the cut?


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Feathers Finished

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I meant to post this a few weeks ago but in all of the running about I totally forgot.

This is a great version of the wall cabinet from my book sent in by Chris Griggs from New Orleans, LA. Chris and I have been corresponding back and forth for the past year or more and I was thrilled to see his version of ‘Ain’t no feathers around here boys…’


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Made by Hand

Highland Woodworking started out as Highland Hardware in 1978 and for over 30 years they’ve been ‘fanning the flames of interest and excitement in the craft of woodworking…’ In 1980, they began weekend woodworking seminars with names like Tage Frid, Sam Maloof, Roy Underhill and…


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SHIPPING BEGINS….

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My book shipment has arrived. Now, if you’ll excuse me… I must go lick the feather. Wish me luck! Follow @TomFidgen Related posts: The Art of Restoration and so it begins… Another Toolchest Begins YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by


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Last Chance to Pre-Order

I can’t believe tomorrow is the 6th of November already. The main shipment of books should be in Ohio and I’ll be receiving my copies asap! I’ll be signing them and sending them off in the next two weeks. If you’d still like to pre-order…


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SKETCH-UP

  This past week a fellow East Coaster has been putting together some Sketch-Up models for the book projects. They’ll all be available at my new website when the book is launched in November but I thought I’d show you some shots of the first…


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