Kara Gebhart Uhl

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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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Dovetails, The Pope’s Coffin and the Unidentified Craftsman

A quest to find the builder of this famous project. By Kara Gebhart Uhl Page: 52 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now The morning after Pope John Paul II’s funeral, John Darrow, Frank Klausz’s finisher, asked Klausz, “Did you see the pope’s coffin?” Klausz hadn’t. “It has big, big pins...

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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: 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...