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A Conversation with Garry Knox Bennett

Garry Knox Bennett is among the most unconventional and irreverent artists working today. He’s an internationally known furniture maker (and jewelry maker, sculptor, painter and roach-clip inventor) whose work is represented in many of the world’s most important collections. He’s also hilarious and opinionated…as you’ll see below. We went to Oakland to film a...

Popular Woodworking Magazine, December 2016

The December issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (#229) just mailed to print subscribers, will be emailed to digital subscribers late today or tomorrow, and is now live in our online store. There are a lot of great features in this issue, including plans for the first-ever accurate reproduction of the little candle stand at...

Fitting a CNC in Your Shop

A 360 degree VR shot of the CNC setup in my shop. Just click and drag around the image to have a look around. It’s never too early to think about space In the back of your head, you might be thinking that one day it’s possible that you might add a CNC to...

Making Multiple Furniture Parts

Question: Why Not Make More Than One? For every digital woodworker, sooner or later you’re going ask yourself an important question: If you’re going to the trouble of making something, why not make more than one while you’re at it? In the previous post, I gave an example of CNC part making by showing...

The Krenov School: A Conversation with Laura Mays & Ron Hock

Ron Hock has a long association with the fine woodworking program at the College of the Redwoods (CR), which is soon to become The Krenov School under the administration of Mendocino College. Both the school and Ron are in Fort Bragg, Calif., where Ron started a knife-making business in 1981. He was soon thereafter...

The $500 Maslow CNC

  The Maslow $500 CNC kit No doubt about it, the Maslow CNC is unique. Let’s start with the detail that got your attention. Yes, the price of the Maslow really is $500. Actually, it could be had for as little as $350 if you have a couple of sheets of plywood, a few...

Wendell Castle on his Creative Process

It will be among my enduring regrets that I didn’t arrange things to tag along on our recent visit to  Wendell Castle’s home and studio. The video team, along with American furniture scholar Oscar Fitzgerald (he was on our on-screen interviewer), spent a couple days in New York at Castle’s home and studio to...