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Creole-Table-FinalI’m busy trying to tie up the loose ends and a few empty columns in our forthcoming book “Handsaw Essentials” (which should be available by the end of October). It’s a collection of (almost) everything we’ve written on blog posts and in Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine on meat-powered saws and sawing over the last 12 years. It will be more than 300 pages on the subject, most of which is from Christopher Schwarz, though we’ve also included items from me, Adam Cherubini, Frank Klausz, Bob Lang and others.

The book will be hardcover with a nice four-color dust jacket, a two-color interior and scads of useful and entertaining information, all printed and bound in the United States. If this sounds vaguely familiar, it should – it’s the same production value, layout and trim size as our “Handplane Essentials” from a few years ago (which, by the by, is newly available in paperback, as well as a digital


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