Great Woodshops: Great Work from a Small Shop

Robert L. Millard builds fine Federal reproductions in a one-car garage with just a few small machines.
By Glen D. Huey
Pages: 80-82

From the November 2007 issue #165
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Whenever woodworkers get together shop space becomes a major topic. I’ve heard, “How large is your shop?” on more than one occasion. When examining woodworking successes, you might think there’s a correlation between the quality of work and the size of one’s shop. This article should put that notion to rest.

About 30 miles north of Cincinnati off Interstate 70, near Dayton, Ohio, we found a woodshop in which some of the finest selections of Federal furniture are being built. We didn’t discover this shop by accident. Many woodworkers know of or have heard of the owner/furniture maker Robert L. Millard.

His work is shipped to discerning customers all over the United States and has been acknowledged on many woodworking forums. He’s contributed to magazines as well as written for the Journal of the Society of  American Period Furniture Makers.

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From the November 2007 issue #165
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