The Highland Woodworker – Episode 28

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 28

You’ve most likely heard of a hybrid vehicle, but have you ever heard of a hybrid workshop? That’s what we are calling the magical place where high tech machinery and hand tools work together in perfect harmony. Something like that sounded like music to our ears! We found Waldron Instruments where the luthiers there use(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 27

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 27

Mike Pekovich isn’t the ordinary woodworking magazine art director. He is also a master woodworker whose talents at Fine Woodworking Magazine have significantly influenced thousand of woodworkers over the past nineteen years. I recently visited with Mike in his wonderful Connecticut workshop to hear his story and see how he designs and crafts his beautiful(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 26

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 26

As we were driving up a rural, winding Vermont road, we had to abruptly stop to let a flock of chickens cross the road. I looked to see where all those chickens were coming from and saw the perfect hand built workshop and the home of Garrett Hack. Garrett is the “vertically integrated woodworker.” He(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 25

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 25

Master woodworkers are from many backgrounds. Many are well known but most work their magic privately seeking perfection in each piece. One of our recent masters introduced me to Worth Squire a former songwriter and musician turned woodworker who builds beautiful pieces of furniture while developing novel approaches and techniques especially in the field of(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 24

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 24

We recently journeyed to Warren, Maine to visit with Thomas Lie-Nielsen. Growing up he was immersed in a culture of boat builders and makers of all types. Thomas tells us how he became a maker of some of the most coveted fine woodworking hand tools made today in our “Moment with a Master!” Fine Woodworking(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 23

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 23

Ronald (Ronnie) Young has spent his life building amazing projects. From nuclear power plants to period furniture, Ronnie works at the highest levels of the art. He is the 2016 recipient of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers prestigious “Cartouche Award.” Ronnie tells his story and teaches us his method for creating beautiful paterae(…)

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