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CD’s Now Available

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I had a few inquiries about when and where you can get ‘a boy called fish’ in CD format. Good news is they’re finally in and if you’d like to order a copy then you can do so here. Just click the paypal button below…


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NOW AVAILABLE

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Well here we are, almost at the end of January. If you were wondering why the blogs have been far and few between these days it’s because I’ve been very busy working on my new album, ‘a boy called fish’. Here’s a press release I’d…


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A Cabinetmakers Toolchest

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Hi Tom,

My name is Tyler Lancaster, I received your book “Made by Hand” last month for my birthday and I have had the chance to read it. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write it, I truly enjoyed it and have drawn great inspiration from it.


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Happy Holidays

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It’s been a truly amazing year here at the Unplugged Woodshop- a real roller coaster ride to say the least. I’d like to thank all of you, the readers for making this year one of the best ever…the comments and feedback really mean a lot…


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Album Artwork

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Well here it is- my new album cover for ‘a boy called fish’.

I really wanted to keep this ‘in the bag’ until the album was ready but made the mistake of using it as my profile picture on Facebook this morning-!!

People are already commenting on it so I thought I should let everyone know where it came from.


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Ripsaw Revelation

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Hey Tom,

This last summer (of 2010), I purchased your book “Made By Hand”, and found it to be quite inspirational. You see, I had just begun a cabinet-making and joinery apprenticeship through a technical trade school. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at school, but as I entered the field, I found there to be a prejudice against working wood by hand. If there was some form of…


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Handtools and Inspiration

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I received the following letter from Ashley Leedman this morning and felt I should share it here and let you see the beautiful table he built using only hand tools.

A great job Ashley and thanks for the letter.


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www.tomfidgen.com

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Hello to all out there in wood land- just a quick note to say I’ve started a new Tom Fidgen Music blog over at www.tomfidgen.com for anyone interested.


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autumn update

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‘…in the weeds of october, this ‘ol scarecrow gettin’ slower. been a real busy summer, think we’ll push a little further down…’ Weeds of October-2010 Those are the first two lines from a song I wrote about three weeks ago, a fitting analogy…at least it…


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in the days of september…

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the 29th of september-
just like that eh?
well, things have been absolutely over the top since arriving back in Toronto !


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BENCH HOMECOMING

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It’s a gorgeous day in north Oxfordshire, England; the sun dapples my back garden lawn through the honey scents and warm buzzing bees covering an arched Ceanothus in full blue bloom on the way to my shop.

Today is a great day…all is right with the world…


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How to live in less than 500 square feet ?

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he not busy…

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bob dylan wrote that in 1965…this piece has nothing to do with that song and no, this isn’t bob dylans cabinet. war-drōbe


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Small World

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A few weeks ago I watched this incredible video on the Fine Woodworking site showing a wood turner in Morocco using his feet and a bow to turn a chess piece. It was a pretty unique method to say the least.  I noticed the video…


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Hand Tool Events Confirmed

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I’m happy to share these dates with you for the coming Lie Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event happening in Canada. Some dates and locations are still not settled but you can find out more information at Lie Nielsen Toolworks. I’ll be attending the events scheduled…


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