Tom Fidgen, the proprietor of The Unplugged Woodshop, is an author, musician, designer and maker living in Toronto, Ontario. His journey into woodworking began at a young age growing up on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, and continued through decades of work in set design, boat building, and custom furniture building.
Over the years, he trended more and more toward the use of hand tools in his work; and he is now considered one of the definitive authorities on the subject. Over the years, he has written for Popular Woodworking Magazine, Fine Woodworking Magazine, Canadian Woodworking Magazine as well as the Lee Valley Tools Newsletter. Toms new book, The Unplugged Woodshop- Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Work shop is now available through The Taunton Press.