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, [...]

Lessons from a Lifetime Maker

Thoughts on Adam Savage’s Every Tool’s a Hammer Buy the book here You may recognize the man on the cover of this book, Adam Savage, as one half of the duo from TV’s “Mythbusters.” The show ran [...]

Woodworking In America: Loni LaCour

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Loni LaCour, a designer and woodworker from Missouri.  How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? It’s an [...]

Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet

Reimagining the Ball and Mallet [View the virtual gallery here] It wasn’t supposed to turn out quite like this. Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet, co-curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken, [...]

Woodworking In America: Taryn Pratt

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Taryn Pratt, a full-time DBA and part-time woodworker from Arizona. How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? [...]

Fascination with Boatbuilding

There is no field of woodworking that puts wood - our material of celebration and choice, to the most extremes of tests, use, and abuse, as in the discipline of boat building.

Woodworking in America: Richard Smith

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Richard Smith, a woodworker from New York. How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? It was only 3 years ago [...]

Passion-Built Shop

My wife and I were walking through a Home Depot store about 20 years ago, when I noticed a small Makita tablesaw and mentioned that it would be fun to have a tool like that just to fool around [...]

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