Make the square that launched Bridge City with tools found
in most home shops.
By John Economaki
From the October 2011 issue #192
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From 1977-1983 I made my living as a studio furniture designer and maker. In addition to making furniture, I found most of the hand tools available at the time so uninspiring and inconsistent with the craftsmanship values I was trying to impart in my furniture, that I made my own.
VIDEO: Watch our “5 Questions” video interview with John Economaki.
VIDEO: Watch a short clip of John teaching a toolmaking class.
BLOG: Read John’s funny blog about furniture design and making tools.
WEB SITE: Bridge City Tool Works, John’s day job.
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IN OUR STORE: “Metalwork for Craftsmen” by Emil F. Kronquist.