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East Petersburg, PA (PRWEB) April 21, 2008 — Fox Chapel Publishing is proud to announce that two of its new woodworking books were recently selected as the top 2008 "Golden Hammer" Award Winners by the National Association of Home and Workshop Writers (NAHWW). First place in the Books Division went to Mark Duginske, author of New Complete Guide to the Bandsaw, and second place was awarded to Tom Hintz, author of New Woodworker Handbook.

The awards will be officially announced on May 7 in Las Vegas during the National Hardware Show, where winning recipients will receive a cash prize and a handsome plaque. Quality of writing was the chief criterion on which all books were judged. Judges included the best in the Do-It-Yourself field with most of the judges being previous "Golden Hammer" Award winners.

New Complete Guide to the Bandsaw is a comprehensive reference that provides basic and advanced techniques for using a bandsaw. Duginske is a fourth generation central Wisconsin woodworker, designer, inventor and writer, who contributes to magazines, such as Fine Woodworking and Architectural Digest, and whose work has been featured on This Old House. He has 8 patents on woodworking tools and has written 10 books. Duginske is considered "the bandsaw expert" in the field.

New Woodworker Handbook, by Hintz, is an easy-to-read guide to getting started in woodworking. The book is a culmination of the thousands of questions he received from beginners on his popular woodworking website. Known for his straight-forward style of writing, Hintz retired from his personal involvement in stock car racing to become a staff writer and webmaster for Stock Car Racing and Open Wheel Magazines and staff editor for Circle Track Magazine all the while enjoying his lifelong hobby – woodworking. Later he began SPEEDWORDS, a marketing firm offering web development, writing and photography services for the racing business community. His website draws more than 150,000 visitors each month. Tom says these woodworkers log onto "because they know the most effective safety tool is a well-informed brain."

Duginske and Hintz join the growing list of authors with award-winning titles published by Fox Chapel Publishing. In 2006, Charles Self won a first-place Golden Hammer award for The Woodworker’s Pocket Reference.

Fox Chapel Publishing is a leading publisher of woodworking reference and project books, as well as the publisher of Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking Crafts magazines.

Visit Highland Woodworking for more information on these and many other woodworking titles.

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