In the eight articles collected here from the archives of Popular Woodworking Magazine, you’ll learn the inspirational inside stories of some of nation’s best-known woodworkers—and a few secrets as well.
You’ll find out how the birth of Roy Underhill’s first daughter spurred him to propose “The Woodwright’s Shop,” clear up any misconceptions about Norm Abram and “The New Yankee Workshop,” and catch up with Abram’s life following the end of his long-running woodworking show.
You will also discover how Thomas MacDonald - host of “Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac” - found a way to make Bob Vila say his name on TV again and again while MacDonald was still a student at a woodworking school.
You’ll read how Peter Follansbee, an expert on 17th-century design and techniques, became part of a movement that changed the future of woodworking.
You’ll learn how the spirit of James Krenov is still a strong presence in the woodworking program he founded; find out how an Ohio couple, Dave Copley and Marlene Boegli, builds world-class flutes in a garage workshop, and find out how John Wilson went from teaching anthropology to being the go-to expert on Shaker oval boxes.