John Hutchinson

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Building a Drawing

Some classical guidelines to technical drawings. By John Hutchinson Pages: 74-79 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now Afew months after my “CAD for Woodworkers” article appeared in the June 2003 issue of Popular Woodworking, I noticed a recurring frustration in reader feedback. It was usually a variation on, “OK, I’ve...

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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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Ribbon Table

Impossible? No. Impossibly easy. By John Hutchinson Pages: 74-78 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now If architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto (Finland, 1898-1976) is considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern design, then Eileen Gray (Ireland, 1878-1976), who shared his profession and time on Earth, must...

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Contemporary Torsion-box Desk

This sharp-looking desk is sturdy and easy to make using basic tools and simple joinery. By David Thiel & John Hutchinson Pages: 80-85 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now John Hutchinson is much more than Popular Woodworking’s illustrator. He’s also a talented furniture designer. When an e-mail comes in from...

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Tornado Table

One afternoon – start to finish – is all it takes, even for a new woodworker. This may be the easiest (and coolest) table you’ll ever build. By Steve Shanesy & John Hutchinson Pages: 46-52 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now If mid-20th century modern furniture design were as popular...