Tom Fidgen is an author, musician, designer and maker.
He is the founder and lead Instructor at the Unplugged Woodshop – Toronto.

tom fidgen b&wOriginally from Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, Tom has a background in Set Design and Wooden Boat Building.

Tom has written for Fine-Woodworking Magazine, Popular Woodworking Magazine, Canadian Woodworking Magazine, Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine, British Woodworking Magazine,
as well as the Lee Valley Tools Newsletter.

His first book, Made by Hand – Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop ( 2009-F&W Media ) was the top selling woodworking book of 2010 and is regarded as:

“The definitive book of how to build woodworking projects using hand tools.”

His much anticipated follow-up, The Unplugged Woodshop – Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Workshop, was released with The Taunton Press in September 2013, and has received critical acclaim since its debut.

Tom teaches woodworking and hand tools at the UW – Toronto, as well as both Nationally and Internationally.