Maine Coast Workshop: Pressing On

A global pandemic derailed William Brown’s 2020 plans for his new woodworking school, but he’s not giving up. When I last spoke with William Brown, it was January 2020 and he was [...]

Woodworking in America: Katie Williams

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Katie Williams, a woodworker from South Carolina. How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? I️ was originally [...]

Woodworking in America: Milton Mizell

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Milton Mizell, a box builder from Florida. How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? Growing up, I watched my [...]

Woodworking in America: Larissa Huff

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Larissa Huff, a maker and woodworking instructor from Pennsylvania. How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? [...]

Woodworking in America: Sophie Glenn

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Sophie Glenn, a furniture maker and metalworker from Mississippi.  How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? [...]

Torben Helshoj

From apprentice to craftsman to fine toolmaker, he’s always had a passion for woodworking. Torben Helshoj’s passion for woodworking started when he was a boy watching the skilled craftsmen in the [...]

Tablesaw-Free Shop

I have read with envy about spacious shops with room for many dedicated stationary tools. But alas, my shop is confined to a 200 sq. ft. corner of my basement. After tinkering with layout plans, [...]

Handcrafting Zen Chairs in Japan

At the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, world-renowned woodworker Tak Yoshino creates custom, handcrafted chairs that promote proper and healthy posture through the practice of Zen. As a result of his [...]

The Urban Woodshop of Gal Tel Vardi

I met Gal Tel Vardi about fifteen years ago when I spent a semester as a visiting lecturer at Shenkar College of Design. Gal (“Wave” in Hebrew) was the head of the advanced fabrication lab, [...]

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