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.

Mackintosh Furniture

Book Giveaway: Mackintosh Furniture

This week’s book giveaway is for a copy of “Mackintosh Furniture” by Michael Crow. Filled with shop drawings for 30 furniture designs by architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it’s a must-have for fans of his work. Furniture forms include chairs, tables, bookcases, dressers, sideboards and more. You’ll also find 2...

Hand Tool Basics

Book Giveaway: Hand Tool Basics

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Geneaux” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in reserving a copy of “Hand Tool Basics,” you can pre-order at ShopWoodworking.com. I recently received advance copies of “Hand Tool Basics,” a new book by Steve...

Simple & Stylish Woodworking

Book Giveaway: Small-scale Woodworking Projects

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “iampapabear” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy “Simple & Stylish Woodworking,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Continuing our “looking ahead to the holidays” theme for our weekly giveaway, this...

Wooden Toys

Book Giveaway: Wooden Toys

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “RicLloyd” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Making Classic Wooden Toys” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Last night my kids unearthed a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer book for a...

Book Giveaway: Woodworking Projects for the Kitchen

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Gene” 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.   It’s getting to be that time of year. Halloween is in just a...

Martial Arts Candle Holder

File this simple project under quick things to do with a couple of offcuts. A martial artist friend of mine asked for a candle holder for the sword class she teaches at Cincinnati Taekwondo Center. Students are challenged to put out the candle flames with their sword without striking the candles....

Hybrid Woodworking

Book Giveaway: Hybrid Woodworking

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “kevsc” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Hybrid Woodworking” it is available at ShopWoodworking.com. When you hang around woodworkers there is always talk of hand tools versus power...

Mackintosh Furniture

Book Giveaway: Mackintosh Furniture

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “willcee” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in reserving a copy of “Mackintosh Furniture” you can pre-order at ShopWoodworking.com. This week I received advance copies of Michael Crow’s new “Mackintosh Furniture” book. Its a...

perfect treehouse

Book Giveaway: Canopy Kings Treehouse Book

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “DarkPhoenixe” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Perfect Treehouse,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Don’t miss tonight’s airing of “The Canopy Kings” TV show pilot featuring “The Perfect...