Out of the Ashes

A look at Ken Richards’ life in woodworking. After six years as a draftsman at Boeing—his first job out of high school—Ken Richards had enough money put aside to buy five acres and a barn in [...]

Great Woodshops: Living the European Dream

A St. Louis physician spent years assembling the perfect shop. The problem with many “dream shops” is that their visionaries never wake up and get on with building any furniture. There’s nothing [...]

My American Shop

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the April/May 2013 issue of American Woodworker When I came to America eight years ago, I was able to get a work permit and a job at LA [...]

Down-to-Earth Shop

I always look forward to reading “My Shop” in American Woodworker. I envy those guys who have woodshops the size of a five-car garage that look more like castles than workshops.  Some [...]

60th Birthday Shop

For more than 30 years my workshop consisted of a workbench and my Shopsmith tucked into a corner of the garage. I either had to set up and tear down every time I worked or park the car in the …

Woodworking in Sun City

I live in Sun City, a retirement community of about 6000 homes located north of Austin Texas. It can seem as if we also have over 6000 golf carts, as Sun City residents are constantly on the go [...]

4 Shops, 7 Decades and Still Going Strong

by William Mikus My woodworking career began at age 7, in 1935, cutting out lawn ornaments from grocery store boxes and crates with an old coping saw. Paint was the only expense. My inspirations [...]

New Woodworking School Opening In Maine

William Brown is a lifelong woodworker who’s decided to channel his passion for the craft into a brand new woodworking school, Maine Coast Workshop. We interviewed him to learn more about [...]

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