Philip W. Leon

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Out of the Woodwork: Name Brand Tools

Whether you know it or not, you often reach for eponyms in the woodshop. By Philip Leon Page: 104 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now Distinctive furniture styles such as Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Phyfe and Chippendale are named for their creators. The fancy word for a person whose name becomes synonymous...

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Out of the Woodwork: Does Your Shop Speak English?

An ocean-wide gap in terminology can cause confusion. By Philip W. Leon Page: 88 From the June 2008 issue #169 Buy this issue now The first time I went to England, I soon learned to take the lift instead of the elevator. And to avoid getting run over by all those cars driving on...