Quiet Woodworking: In An Unquiet World

Discover how hand tools create a quiet, peaceful, dust free woodworking experience. Read about the dichotomy of hand tool woodworking in a modern world. Attain a more fulfilling, better quality of craftsmanship. Improve your hand to eye coordination and gain tactile feedback. I delve into how my furniture pieces are created using hand tools. Find out why you should introduce hand tools to your woodworking.

Learn how to transition your woodworking and furniture making from machine intensive to either a full hand tool workshop or a combined machine and hand tool workshop. Hand tool woodworking is ideal in smaller and medium sized workshops. Over time, you will become efficient with hand tools and will think nothing of picking up a chisel or hand plane over using a machine. Benefits include a tranquil, quiet, dust-free environment.


180 Pages, 8.5 X 11 in. $15 (Digital version)
Quiet Woodworking: In An Unquiet World  (eBook, Softcover 182 pgs.)
Print version available through Amazon (Softcover, 184 pgs., 8.5 X 11 in., $35)

Norman maintains a blog of ongoing projects in his studio: Blog (woodskills.com) as well as having written and published three books in the past year. Books, magazines where authors furniture, work methods and philosophy have been featured:

Quiet Woodworking (New Art Press)
Hand Tool Woodworking (New Art Press)
Start Woodworking (New Art Press)
Craftisian Interview (Norman Pirollo)

HackSpace Magazine – Make With Wood  April 2020
Woodworking: From Design To Making (New Art Press)
Woodworking With Hand Tools 2018 (Fine Woodworking)
The Wood Artist: Creating Art Through Wood (New Art Press)
From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker’s Journey (NAP)

Start Your Own Woodworking Business (New Art Press)
Rooted: Contemporary Studio Furniture (Schiffer Publishing)
IDS15 (Studio North)
IDS14 (Studio North)
Canadian Woodworking magazine Jan. 2015
Our Homes magazine Fall 2014
IDS14 (Studio North)
NICHE Magazine Winter 2013
Fine Woodworking Magazine – 4 Bench Jigs for Handplanes
Fine Woodworking Magazine  – Essential Shopmade Jigs
Woodwork magazine
Wood Art Today 2 (Schiffer Books)
500 Cabinets ( Lark Books)
Studio Furniture: Today’s Leading Woodworkers (Schiffer)
Canadian Interiors Design Source Guide
Ottawa Life magazine (Profile,work) 2012
Panoram Italia magazine
Our Homes magazine
Craft Journal
Woodworker’s Journal (2006)