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Great Woodshops: Modernica

21st-century beauty from Baltic birch and bent lamination. by John Hutchinson Pages: 76-82 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now As I looked at the “Modern” furniture coming to life in the Modernica workshops of brothers Frank and Jay Novak in Los Angeles, Calif., I couldn’t help comparing it to the...

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Great Woodshops: Craftsmanship Done Safely

Kelly Mehler’s school refuses to sacrifice proper guarding when teaching proper woodworking. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 84-87 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Woodworking teacher Kelly Mehler got his start in the schooling business in an unusual way. His first teaching job was to instruct patients at a rehabilitation center...

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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 Buy this issue now Whenever woodworkers get together shop space becomes a major topic. I’ve heard, “How large is your shop?” on more than one...

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Great Woodshops: The Home Shop

John Wilson has made a successful career out of writing, teaching and selling a Shaker craft. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Pages: 82-85 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now In 1977, Wilson received an offer to teach furniture making at Michigan’s Lansing Community College. There was only one catch: The class...

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Great Woodshops: College of the Redwoods

Krenov’s woodworking school turns silver as the rest of us go gray. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 70-72 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now One of the problems of getting older is the realization that events that seem recent actually happened decades ago. A conversation with a co-worker about movies...

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Great Woodshops: Songs from the Workbench

Singer and songwriter Guy Clark builds both melodies and guitars in the woodshop of his Nashville home. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 84-86 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now Songwriter, singer and luthier Guy Clark doesn’t like technology. “I put away all my recording stuff, built this workbench, ordered some wood...

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Great Woodshops: Woodworking With a Mission

Tillers International teaches sustainable skills to help improve lives. By Jeff Skiver Pages: 74-76 From the June 2008 issue #169 Buy this issue now Most woodworking classes start the same way – with the students introducing themselves and telling about their backgrounds and interests. The most recent class I attended, at Tillers International, was...

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Great Woodshops: A Century of Gerstner

One woodworker’s toolbox launched this thriving family business. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 76-79 From the April 2008 issue #168 Buy this issue now The dream of starting a nice little business is common among woodworkers, and it isn’t anything new. In 1906, Harry Gerstner followed his dream and established H. Gerstner & Sons...

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Great Woodshops: The Woodwright’s School

Check your cell phone and dozuki at the door. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 62-64 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now Roy Underhill picks up the grungiest wooden jack plane you’ve ever seen and cradles the old tool tenderly in his workhardened hands. The tip of the plane’s tote is missing....