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.

Serving Tray

How to Make a Bar Top Serving Tray with Wine Corks

I recently finished a fun serving tray project with shop scraps. It features a decorative bottom covered with a bar top finish. You can pretty much build this to any dimensions you’d like, but take into account how deep your tray needs to be to accommodate whatever you use to decorate...

Wood Finishing 101

Book Giveaway: Wood Finishing 101

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “cams2705” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Wood Finishing 101.” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. This week I’m giving away a copy of Bob Flexner’s “Wood Finishing 101.” This...

Hybrid Woodworking

Book Giveaway: Hybrid Woodworking

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “BenWalla” 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 currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. This week’s book giveaway is for a copy of Marc Spagnuolo’s “Hybrid Woodworking.” If...

Book Giveaway: ICDT Woodworking Projects

Thanks for all the great comments! This week’s winner is “Kwesenberg.” Stay tuned for more great book giveaways. In the meantime, if you’d like to get your hands on a copy of “ICDT Woodworking Projects,” it’s currently available at ShopWoodworking.com.  I’m currently editing a new book in the “I Can Do...

Hand Tool Basics

Book Giveaway: Hand Tool Basics

Thanks for all the great comments! The winner of this book giveaway is “Mike.” Stay tuned for more fun giveaways. If you’re interested in a copy of “Hand Tool Basics,” it’s currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. I’m kicking off 2018 with a giveaway of our first book of this year which is...

Quick Holiday Project: Wooden Robot Dolls

Holiday fever is upon me. Panicked gift shopping aside, I spent the weekend working on a couple of projects for family. This morning I decided I needed another stocking stuffer for my two daughters – wooden robot dolls. I’d seen some cool robots made of wooden blocks on Pinterest and decided...

Friday Giveaway

The winner of the Lee Valley gift card is “disavowed00.” Thanks to everyone for all the great comments on our giveaway posts over this year. It’s nice to hear from everyone and I always appreciate hearing back from winners about what they think about our books. Here at Popular Woodworking we...

Book Giveaway: December Mystery Box

Congratulations to the following winners of our Mystery Box Giveaway: chuck1957, PapaBear302, oldgoalie, waffleiron, mwilt, lpatterson412, alpen, forja000, humanjoe, Dstrbd Thanks to everyone for all the great comments! So, I’m looking at the bookshelves in our office library and it’s time to make some room for new stuff. Plus, the holidays...