The Highland Woodworker – Episode 31

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 31

Pat Matranga moved to Nashville and became a Music Star. She spent most of her time performing in Japan before turning to a career working with wood. She has made a living as one of the most creative and prolific turners in the business. Pat tells us her wonderful story and shows us some of(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 30

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 30

Moment with a Master: Meet furniture conservator and restorations expert Len Reinhardt. Find out the necessary skills to accomplish this unique work and how Len’s studies and experience prepared him for the work. Observe how he evaluates a piece of furniture for restoration and plans his work to accomplish the owner’s objectives. Feature: A nineteenth-century(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 29

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 29

Society of American Period Furniture Maker’s 2015 Cartouche Award winner Dr. Jeff Justis is a “Jack of all trades and Master of all!” Jeff’s woodworking hobby not only inspired his professional pursuits as an orthopedic surgeon it inspired him to create a lifetime of building some of the most beautiful furniture I have ever seen.(…)

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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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