Fine Woodworking Magazine has created a forum where accomplished woodworkers share what they know with fellow enthusiasts. Tom Fidgen, a writer and professional furniture maker in Toronto, exemplifies the obsession that hand-tool makers and restorers like Harrell possess and cater to. A widely recognized evangelist for handcrafted woodwork, Fidgen is the author of The Unplugged Woodshop and founder of The Unplugged Woodshop, a studio and school in Toronto that features classes on how to use hand tools and what you can make with them.
Our shop builders place many of the tools they use most frequently in easy reach. After sanding, Matt and Ben cut the wood to length and put it together to construct a table. They would also like to work with local interior designers and builders to provide handcrafted wood products to new or existing homes. The woodworking shop here at at August Home Publishing can be a very busy place.
Marquetry is the practice of creating pictures and designs using different colors and species of wood veneers. Talk to your instructor or the shop monitor before you begin, not after you are having difficulty. There’s always room in your shop for just one more tool, so take a look at these award – winning power tools; most have received editor’s choice or best buy awards as rated by popular woodworking magazines.
Sons of Sawdust has existed for less than a year, but Matt and Ben started working with wood as children with their grandfather, who they credit, their primary influence when it comes to craftsmanship as well as character. Measuring and cutting a board only to realize that it won’t fit on their table and that they have to start the whole process over with a new piece of wood.