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About renaissanceww

Owner, Host and Tool Monkey of The Renaissance Woodworker blog and podcast, as well as The Hand Tool School Virtual Apprenticeship. Marketing director for the J. Gibson McIlvain Company, a lumber importer and dealer founded in 1798.

Do You Know Wood?

When I started my job as director of marketing at a lumber company, I received an e-mail from Christopher Schwarz telling me that I would be in a unique position to help educate scores of woodworkers about wood, something they ironically know little about. I laughed it off at the time...