Retiring to the perfect tiny house he and his wife designed and built on a Tennessee hilltop, Bill Lester decided building banjos and dulcimers would make life perfect. We will hear his story, take a tour of their 600-square-foot dream home and then go to his spacious shop to learn how he makes his beautiful banjos from bending hoops to inlay in our Moment with a Master.

Crucible Tools are a unique brand of hand tools designed by Christopher Schwarz of Lost Art Press fame. They are all shop-proven. We’ll take a look at five of them in our ToolBox segment.

How do you put the dust collection hose in the right place and keep it there? Again, Popular Woodworking Magazine’s Tips, Tricks, and Techniques have a simple solution to a workshop problem.

These stories and more – this time on The Highland Woodworker!