Hand Tool Basics Book Giveaway
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Hand Tool BasicsThanks 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 just now hitting bookshelves: Steve Branam’s “Hand Tool Basics.” This book is a great way to incorporate hand tools into your woodworking process. Step-by-step photos and explanations walk you through everything you need to know from sharpening tools to stock prep to joinery and more.

Simply post a comment below and I’ll choose one winner at random. Winner will be posted Monday 1/8/2018 (gotta get used to typing that new year).  Happy New Year everyone!

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  • Rudy Carlson

    Looks like it would have been really helpful.

  • Mbucksbaum

    I would love to read this book

  • nlharker

    Sounds like a book I could use.

  • klinton

    This is really a awesome post

  • rjhanby

    Count me in please

  • Speedsparky

    I am in for the drawing of this book.

  • ohlund

    I’d love to win!

  • JAPence

    Sign me up!

  • DaveS2

    Back to basics could move me ahead handle-y

  • Wellsrii

    I am a beginning handyool woodworking trying to absorb as much information as I can. I have assembled a basic set of tools and have started working on my first project (School Desks for my Kids). I know, probably not a good beginning project, but I’m making decent progress. But, I am finding that I am missing some vital techniques to get my joints to seat properly. I believe this book would help me solve some of my basic ignorance about how to properly prepare stock and create seamless joints with hand tools. Thank you for the offer. I look forward to reading it even if I don’t win it.

  • Jon Hershey

    I would love this book!

  • Pauld64

    I would like a copy. I am always looking for new info on hand tool Woodworking.

  • gnuckols

    I’m in–looks like an excellent book.

  • rongur

    Count me in.

  • Willy638

    Yes, please!

  • Derrick

    I’m in! Love these giveaways. A lottery without having to buy a ticket.

  • NormJ

    Interested in learning anew way to store hand planes

  • lpatterson412

    This would be a delightful resource!!

  • rycomm

    This would be a nice addition to the library.

  • Bstarrs

    I would love a copy!

  • dpmonty

    Would be a good add to my collection.

  • turk4u

    Good luck and happy new year!

  • Geoffrey Bentz

    Certainly looks interesting.

  • Dave

    Love everything to do with hand tools.

  • pmac

    One please. And thanks!

  • Mike

    Happy New Year, and good luck, everyone!

  • BEngland

    Looks great. I Wood love to have the book when Tooling around the shop.

  • bryansilvia

    I would love to win this and give to my hubby. He is starting to get into woodworking and more right now.

  • mwilt

    A Happy New Year to you and yours.

  • mwilt

    Here’s wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

  • fugiendus

    Happy New Year!! I would like a chance to win.

  • BrianOBoatrightAIA@gmail.com

    That looked like a terrific book.

    • vrdzygner

      looks like it might be worth reading

  • tsharp9164

    Happy New Year to you and to whomever wins the book.

  • Fargeaux

    Would love a copy!

  • jweisgram

    I use hand tools more and more.

  • Alan911

    I could use all the info I can get. Hope to be the winner

  • DaveOR

    A book that would help me become less a ‘wood butcher’ and more a ‘woodworker’ will be valued and constantly open on my workbench, I think.

  • Shawn Nichols

    yes please

  • JADobson

    Thanks for the chance!

  • douglas.s.lee@comcast.net

    I’m in.

  • GregL

    Thanks can alway use a new book

  • Riven Joiner

    Good for the kids.

  • woodworkjay

    Handwork is a short coming. Hopefully something winning this book would help.

  • Guadfly

    I’d love this book!

  • Gary

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • DrMikesFan

    Any info on the author, whom I do not recognize?

  • lowbelly

    I’d like to have this, ‘plane’ and simple.

  • cbrogers

    Looks like an interesting book.

    Carl

  • jmjenk

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • bsnyder788

    Would love a copy!

  • abonen

    This book would be very helpful

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