Article Index Great Woodshops

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Great Woodshops: A Chairmaker’s Laboratory

With each new invention, Brian Boggs seeks to build a better chair. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Pages: 32-36 From the February 2005 issue #146 Buy this issue now Initially, chairmaker Brian Boggs’s woodshop in Berea, Ky., holds no surprises. Strips of hickory bark are drying in the ceiling’s rafters. A man sitting on a...

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Great Woodshops: Recreating Greene & Greene

James Ipekjian has built a career on reproducing furniture designed by Charles and Henry Greene. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 80-84 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now James Ipekjian didn’t set out to become an expert on reproducing the early 20th-century furniture designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene, and...

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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...