Take a Toolmaking Class with the Founder of Bridge City Tool Works

Do you have an idea for a tool that could revolutionize hand-tool woodworking – or simply make a common operation safer, easier, more precise or faster? John Economaki, the founder of Bridge City Tool Works, can teach you how to take that idea from concept to completion in his upcoming class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, May 23-27. In “Making Hand Tools with John Economaki,” you’ll learn everything from market analysis and marketing to prototype development and profit projections – in short, everything you need to know to get that idea out of your head and the finished tool into the hands of woodworkers.

When it comes to impeccably designed tools (that double as works of art), there are few who can touch John’s work – and that’s why we tapped him to write an article on toolmaking for Popular Woodworking Magazine. While we’re not ready to reveal the specific topic just yet, I can say it will be worth the wait (expect to see it in a 2011 issue).

You can learn more about John and his toolmaking in this “5 Questions” video interview we recorded a few years ago.

— Megan Fitzpatrick

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