What happens when Steve in Marin meets The Wood Whisperer? Yep, where else to learn about beer, vampires and well, a little bit of woodworking. But I think Marc needs some caffeine.
(music by Two Dark Birds, animation by JuliaPott) It took Fred Jakubiec from Birdhouseaccents 25 years before he made building birdhouses his full-time job. It was well worth the wait. After 13 years as Area Supervisor at various fast food establishments, a stint at a steel mill and years of driving for Fed Ex, Fred decided working for other people just wasn’t fun anymore.He and his partner Lynn Patrick regularly took trips to Amish country to go thrifting and flea market shopping. D...
This interview with PanamaJack is from the March 2012 issue of our LJ eMag. 1. How did you first get started working with wood? I remember, way back in the mid-60”s, watching my Grandpa Carl Fritz making what I call the old “School House” hexagonal type wall clocks. Sometimes I got to help in cutting the woods he used. Most times however he told me to just sit there on my own little chair and watch. Told me many a time that I could learn a whole lot by...
This interview is from the April 2011 issue of the LumberJocks’ eMag. Thanks to Dennisgrosen for taking the time to do this interview. 1. How did you first get started working with wood? it all started i think the same summer my parents build their house; I was on summer vacation at my uncle and aunt’s and he had this lovely basement with a lot of different handtools – a candystore to come down into for me. Even today, I wouldn’ be able to tell you ...
Well, MsDebbieP is at it again! Adding to her shop tours and inspections are visits to companies that support woodworkers! Last week I had the privilege of speaking with Robin Lee, President of Lee Valley, one of our Summer Woodworking Awards sponsors. Mr. Lee, heading the family business that was first started by his father Leonard Lee, carries on the family vision of providing quality customer service by “doing what is right” and by “making people happy”. This underlying goal can be f...
Well, it’s finally here, the first installment of my discussion with fellow LJ member, Scott Morrison ~ Finewoodworker (he looks much better in person than in his avatar.) I had a great time talking with Scott and I hope that you enjoy sitting in on our conversation. I must admit that I thought of many more questions after I left Scott’s shop. That may be enough excuse to get with Scott in the future for another session;) In the first installment Scott shares his background in ...
Meet Todd Several months ago, I emailed a guy asking him about a piece of equipment I saw in his shop online. We have the same mortising machine and I was having trouble setting mine up, mostly cause I didn’t read the manual fully. He tried his best to understand and help me, but I was a bit hopeless at the time. Eventually, I figured out the machine, but what developed after was a solid friendship. Todd with one of his many works Fortunate at that time also, Todd Clippin...
This interview is from the December issue of our CreativeHands News. We head to the workshop of CharlieM1958 to learn about his woodworking journey. Charlie’s first comment was, “These are hard questions. I didn’t know I was going to be on 60 Minutes! :-) “ 1. How did you first get started working with wood?In January of 2005 I was walking through Home Depot with a little extra cash in my wallet when I noticed a Ryobi portable table saw on sale for $89. I bought...
Steel City Tool Works may be the new kid on the block but don’t let that fool you – there is a lot of experience behind the name. The History It was only last year that Steel City Tool Works made their grand entrance at the woodworking show in Atlanta (the equivalent of the Vegas show held last month) and it did not take them long to be accepted as one of the big names in woodworking. Jim McEntee, Vice-President/General Manager of Steel City Tool Works, Canada, credits the fast suc...
This interview is from the September, 2010 issue of the Creative Hands Network News. Dick & Barb Cain have been members of LumberJocks.com since August, 2006. Thank you, Barb & Dick, for this wonderful interview! 1. How did you first get started working with wood?I guess I got off to a real early start. Being depression times my Dad was fortunate enough to have a job, so he took on the task of building a new home in 1935. I was three years old at the time. I was always under hi...
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