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This Built America presents Collings Guitars

September 26, 20140 Comments

Earlier this month we were introduced to a great online documentary series called “This Built America.” During our first visit they took us North to Alaska to meet “The Great Alaskan Bowl Company.” This time around, This Built America takes us to Texas to visit Collings Guitars. Collings Guitars is a stand out because of […]

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The Highland Woodworker episode no. 14

September 25, 20140 Comments

Have you caught the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker yet? Charles Brock and the crew always manage to put together a great show packed with a lot of woodworking goodness. In episode 14 they visit with furniture maker and author, George Walker, who has unlocked a building and design code that dates back centuries […]

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Wood’s The Difference?

September 24, 20140 Comments

I’ve become a little obsessed with infographics lately. Maybe I’ll start an entire Tumblr about them? Here’s one that just dropped in my inbox the other day that was produced for Furniture UK. According to its creator, it’s a collection of facts and information about some of the heaviest, the most expensive, and the most […]

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The Galbert Drawsharp

September 22, 20142 Comments

Another one of the booths at Woodworking in America we stopped by and shot some footage at for the Highland Woodworking blog was Peter Galbert’s. If you’re not familiar with Peter, he’s an amazing chair maker and an equally amazing instructor according to what I’ve heard (I missed all of his classes this year because […]

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Plate 11 Bench Co. at Woodworking in America 2014

September 21, 20140 Comments

This year at Woodworking in America I had a chance to visit with Mark Hicks of Plate 11 Bench Co.. We talked before at a Lie-Nielsen Tool Event at Jeff Miller’s in Chicago so it was great to see him again. As part of my adventure with the folks at Highland Woodworking, we shot some […]

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Woodworking in America 2014 Here I come!

September 11, 20141 Comment

The wait is finally over! As this post is going live I’m close to boarding a plane heading to Woodworking in America 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A full weekend of nothing but full-immersion into woodworking goodness and overload with some of my closest friends from around the country, and even internationally (it’s just Canada, […]

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“Wood Durability Guide” infographics from Gate Expectations

September 9, 20144 Comments

Choosing the right wood for a project is probably one of the hardest things a woodworker has to do. Typically for myself, the process of elimination comes down to which color and grain pattern. But occasionally I need to consider durability, and that’s when I need a little help. Recently the folks over at Gate […]

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“Back to School Sale” at Shop Woodworking

September 8, 20140 Comments

When I was growing up, just about the only thing I liked about going back-to-school at the end of the summer was getting school supplies. A backpack full of new pencils, binders and paper was the signal of a new beginning. Of course by day two, the euphoria was over. Now that I’m older and […]

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This Built America presents “The Great Alaskan Bowl Company”

September 6, 20141 Comment

Everybody loves a success story, especially one that involves a boyhood dream and a relentless drive to turn moments of near-failure into that success. Thanks to shows like This Built America (a new multimedia platform from AOL) we have a chance to explore the companies and people re-imagining American manufacturing. In other words, the rebirth […]

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Woodworking in America 2014 is almost here!

September 5, 20140 Comments

As many of you know, I had originally announced I wouldn’t be in attendance this year at Woodworking in America. But thanks to the folks over at Highland Woodworking I will now! I’m so excited to be going that I know it’ll be impossible to sleep over this last seven days until I’m off the […]

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