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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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 22

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 22

MOMENT WITH A MASTER: Warren May will soon have made and sold 18K beautiful dulcimers in his Berea, KY shop. To call Warren the “King of the Dulcimer” would not be a stretch! Warren also builds beautifully proportioned Kentucky furniture from his locally harvested cherry and walnut. Listen to Warren as he plays you a tune, sings(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 21

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 21

Moment with a Master: Sabiha Mujtaba’s woodworking is extraordinarily beautiful and organic. Her many influences come alive and look alive in her work. A chair’s backrest becomes a snake, while a blanket carved from wood adorns a bench. Sabiha is not only an artist she is an excellent teacher. Hear her story and find out(…)

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