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Saw, Plane, Chisel

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “terrynjon” 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

Interested in how historic american furniture was built? This week’s book giveaway is for a copy of Zach Dillinger’s “With Saw, Plane & Chisel.” This look at period-accurate building techniques is perfect for those who love hand tools as well as anyone who appreciates classic American furniture styles. The book includes joinery techniques, processes for prepping stock by hand and features six furniture projects covering such styles as Queen Anne, William & Mary and Chippendale.

Simply post a comment below. One winner will be chosen at random (winner will be announced on Monday 9/11/17). Good luck!

—Scott Francis

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  • Ramblerkoch

    This looks like a great resource.

  • rjhanby

    Count me in.

  • lochridge

    I’m in.

  • sebastian1974

    That would go well with my collection

  • PastorDoug

    Looks very helpful.

  • Maxence

    I like my odds.

  • Jim H

    It looks like a great read!

  • mbbrogan

    Looks like a good book, count me in for the drawing.

  • fubfcriberMike

    I like Zach’s writing.

  • mbehrens

    That looks like a worthwhile book to own!

  • Derrick

    Oh, Oh, me, me!

  • Guadfly

    I would love to have and read this book!

  • terrynjon

    I would like to have it. Thanks.

  • Riven Joiner

    This would be a good read. Thanks!

  • ekrafsur

    If I win could I put it away unread until xmas? Nah….

  • jefski78

    Good choice, I’m in.

  • waffleiron

    Looks fun.

  • David

    Sure; count me in.

  • devintech


  • trs

    I would make good use of this book.

  • Dave

    Random entry.

  • woodsrunner

    I would love to have this book.

  • JoshuaM

    Would love to make one of these projects using only hand tools!

  • gregworks

    Looks like a challenge!

  • Jeremy

    Look interesting.

  • rackjack

    Nice book – would love to have it!

  • woodnerd

    I’d love this book!

  • iampapabear

    Count me in!

  • Stollerc

    Looks like my kind of book!

  • gsuing

    Saw, plane, and chisel
    Is my preferred way to work
    And keep my fingers

  • sitzpkt1998

    I would love to have this book also.

  • Willy638

    Yes, please.

  • rrvchief

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thank You.

  • krweatherl

    Would be an awesome addition to my library

  • mikeebin

    Count me in too please!

  • Hoss1975

    Did I win? What about now?….

  • ohlund

    Pick me!

  • Gene

    Sign me up please! Not sure how I missed ever seeing this one before….

  • GravelRoad

    Would be an excellent add to my library. Thx

  • idafleetdoc

    Hopefully it has a plan for a bookcase.

  • Geneaux

    Yes, please.

  • josephtjohnson

    Count me in for this one!

  • Rexus7

    Count me in

  • jeffko

    I was just reading an article of Zach’s last week and remembered that I really need to pick up a copy of this. A freebie would be even better!

  • galooticus

    I’m interested

  • pmac

    Yes please!

  • Pequod

    I do love books…

  • rcmueller

    This looks like a great book. I am always interested in how to use hand tools better.

  • forja000

    How wow! Such a nice book! Would love to add it to my book collection!!!

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