Y’all are funny – picking the winner of the Ridiculous Woodworking Books contest was a difficult task. But I had to choose a winner, so…I chose two. Each of the winners gets a copy of our reprint of David Denning’s “The Art and Craft of Cabinet-Making.”
One is Wittefish’s birdhouse homage to one of my favorite books, “Go the F**k to Sleep,” by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes – of which I’ve bought multiple copies; it’s one of my go-to baby shower gifts. (Also, how fun would it be to spend a day hanging out in the shop with Samuel L. Jackson – I wonder if he knows how to cut dovetails… (which leads me to one of the honorable mention titles: Mike’s “50 New Words to Use While Making Dovetails”).
My other winner – because the literary pun is just too good to not reward – is from Tom Wulber:
Tom had a few others that were contenders, too:
“Tuesdays with Moxon” and “Fo’ Chisel – Woodworking in Mainstream Hip Hop” made me giggle at length. As did wonkothesane’s “Wooden Toys No Child Wants” and bradrubin’s “To Make as Expensively as Possible: Roubo on Book Publishing.” In fact, I got a good chuckle out of most of them.
Thank you so much for the levity – there’s not enough of it these days, it seems.
Wittefish and Tom Wulber, please email me your physical address, and I’ll get your books in the mail right away.
p.s. The Handplane Birdhouse on the first cover is an actual project – for a free PDF download thereof, click: OldPlaneBirdhousePDF (it is not by Samuel L. Jackson, but its author does a decent SLJ impression)