Great Woodshops

Boggs

Who Are Your Woodworking Heros?

One of the best parts of this job is getting to meet great woodworkers, guys who have managed to make a living doing what the rest of us do for fun. We feature woodworkers now and then in Popular Woodworking Magazine in articles we call “Great Woodshops.” One of my favorites is a gentleman...

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Great Woodshops: Cerritos College – An Orderly Education

Attention to detail is essential for building furniture and running a woodworking school. By David Thiel Pages: 35-37 From the June 2004 issue #141 Buy this issue now Some woodworkers will tell you that an organized shop is one that doesn’t produce a lot of work. But it’s an almost astonishing level of organization...

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Great Woodshops: Carving for CEO

Visit the 3 shops of David Monhollen, who shed a successful career in sales to carve wildlife for executives. By Kara Gebhart Pages: 34-36 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now David Monhollen has three woodshops. His first shop is decidedly bigger than yours. His second shop (his so-called “working” shop)...

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Great Woodshops: A School Built to Thrive and Last

A passion for creativity lies at the heart of this woodworking institution. By Scott Gibson Pages: 92-95 It’s 3 p.m. on a February afternoon when Peter Korn gathers a class at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship around his workbench and launches into a 90-minute lecture on dovetailing. His students are in the first few...

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Great Woodshops: The Art of Engineering Flutes

Dave Copley, an ex-aircraft engineer, makes world-class wooden flutes in a small garage workshop. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Pages: 102-107 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Dave Copley tenderly lifts an African blackwood flute with sterling silver keys and rests it against his lips. A complex, hard-edged sound emerges from...

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Great Woodshops: Yankee’s Shop True to Name

Two days on the set of ‘The New Yankee Workshop’ reveal surprising truths about the way Norm Abram works. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Pages: 34-37 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now We’re lost. I’m trudging through two feet of snow in what looks to be someone’s backyard and there’s no...

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Great Woodshops: A Writer’s Workshop

A funky Victorian-era workspace serves as a shop for Popular Woodworking’s editor. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Pages: 74-76 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now In the basement of Steve Shanesy’s 1870s Victorian home is a woodshop. Like many of today’s 50-something woodworkers, Shanesy discovered woodworking only after the corporate world...

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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...