John Economaki


Try for Your Best Work

Make the square that launched Bridge City with tools found in most home shops. By John Economaki Pages: 28-33 From the October 2011 issue #192 Buy the issue now 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...


Thank You, to Some Generous Toolmakers

Last week, I posted a short video about a visit with John Economaki’s tool making class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. The purpose of the visit was to take photographs for a story John’s written for our October 2011 issue, on making the TS-2 Try Square – one of the tools on...


Sam Maloof, 1916-2009

Designer and builder of elegant but simple iconic furniture. By John Economaki Pages: 42-43 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now Sam Maloof is the reason I became a furniture maker. I used to teach shop in the early 1970s. The Portland (Ore.)Public Schools maintained an audio/video depository for teachers and...