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Hugh Foster

Recently retired from 34 years as an English teacher in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Hugh Foster is a woodworker and author with over 30 years' experience building custom furniture.

With over 20 years as a tool reviewer and consultant to several tool manufacturers, Hugh has also published several tool manuals and four woodworking books:


  • Biscuit Joiner Handbook(Sterling Publishing Company, 1989 and 1995)
  • Making Wood Tables (Sterling Publishing Company,1994)
  • Biscuit Joiner Basics (Sterling Publishing Company, 1996)
  • Picture Framing Basics (Sterling Publishing Company, 1997)

Additionally, he has published nearly 400 magazine articles which appeared in these magazines at home and abroad:

  • Building & Remodeling News
  • American Woodworker
  • Australian Woodworker
  • Boy's Life
  • CabinetMaker
  • Craftsman at Home
  • Creative Woodworks and Crafts
  • FDM
  • Fine Homebuilding
  • Fine Woodworking
  • Home Shop News
  • More Woodturning
  • National Association of Home and Workshop Writers Newsletter
  • Popular Woodworking
  • School Shop News
  • Today's Woodworker
  • The Woodworker
  • Whole Earth Review
  • Wood News
  • Woodcarving
  • Woodshop News
  • Woodturning
  • Woodwork
  • Woodworker
  • Woodworker's Business News
  • Workbench
  • asktooltalk.com

In 1996 he received Stanley's Golden Hammer Award (second prize) for Biscuit Joiner Basics, published that year by Sterling Publishing Company.

Contact Hugh through eMail at woodwriter@sbcglobal.net.

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