Woodworking Fun with Jim Tolpin

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just contracted Jim Tolpin for an upcoming article on building a beautiful standing desk. I’m not quite ready to show it to you…but I do believe you may be able to find it online, or see it in some of Jim’s Instagram shots, wherein he’s doing a great job of fomenting shop envy (you’ll find him under the username jimtolpin…because he’s tricky).

Jim is one of our best-loved authors; several of his books for PW have been in print (and now PDFs) for years (“Measure Twice, Cut Once” and “Jim Tolpin’s Guide to Becoming a Professional Cabinetmaker” are old favorites; “The New Traditional Woodworker: From Tool Set to Skill Set to Mind Set” is a newer release that reflects Jim’s somewhat recent move to an entirely hand-tool way of work.

And of course, he’s co-author with George R. Walker of “By Hand & Eye” (Lost Art Press), which takes a deep dive into the history of architecture and design, with practical geometry and design lessons for your own work.

For that book, he’s just released a stop-motion animation video he worked on with Andrea Love; it is charming and funny.

— Megan Fitzpatrick

4 thoughts on “Woodworking Fun with Jim Tolpin

  1. Dave in Ohio

    Looking forward to seeing Jim’s article. He not only produces great work, but can also explain his reasoning and processes clearly and concisely.


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