Author Archives: Scott Francis

About Scott Francis

Scott Francis is the editor for Popular Woodworking Books. He has also edited for HOW and Writer's Digest and has authored/co-authored several books.

Perfect Edge

Book Giveaway: Perfect Edge

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Whitefang,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Perfect Edge” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Any experienced woodworker will tell you that the first secret to good work is keeping your tools...

Denning on Cabinet-making

Book Giveaway: Denning on Cabinet-making

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Jeffreyi,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Art and Craft of Cabinet-making” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. After a brief lapse in book giveaways due to a bit of travel, I’m...

Building Boxes

Book Giveaway: Building Boxes

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Carpiodiem,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Build 25 Beautiful Boxes.” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. I recently completed a box project that I did as practice for hand-cutting dovetails (a new...

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Plans

Book Giveaway: Mid-Century Modern Furniture Plans

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “kevinbraddock,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Mid-Century Modern Furniture” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. This week’s book giveaway is for Michael Crow’s “Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Shop Drawings & Techniques for Making...

woodworking projects for the kitchen

Book Giveaway: The Woodworker’s Kitchen

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “rustycolbert,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of“The Woodworker’s Kitchen,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. For this week’s book giveaway I’ve chosen a fun book of kitchen themed woodworking projects: A.J. Hamler’s...

I Can Do That Woodworking Projects

Book Giveaway: I Can Do That! Weekend Woodworking Projects

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “rycomm,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Do you have a copy of “I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects?”  It’s a great...

Woodworker's Illustrated Encyclopedia

ShortCuts Blogger Graham McCulloch Retires

This morning a colleague told me that Graham McCulloch, author of the ShortCuts blog is retiring from the online column after 22 years. Graham has been a voice in the woodworking community for more than 70 years.  He has contributed articles to numerous publications including Canadian Woodworking magazine and Family Handyman magazine and has authored numerous...

With Saw, Plane & Chisel

Book Giveaway: With Saw, Plane & Chisel

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “frossm,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “With Saw, Plane & Chisel,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. I was looking through some of our recent books for this week’s book giveaway and...

Practical Workshop

Book Giveaway: The Practical Workshop

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to tsharp9164, the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Practical Workshop,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com.  Shop set up is always a popular topic of discussion among woodworkers. We have a book coming...