Author: <span class="vcard">Ashley Ponce</span>

News on the street is Joanna Werch Takes from the Woodworker’s Journal is calling it quits. Joanna has been a valuable part of the wood working community online and over at the Woodworker’s Journal, and we wish her all the best in her new adventures. Good luck, Joanna, and thanks again for everything!

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The house in East Boothbay. Life has been busy, busy, busy lately. Hence the lack of posts here. My book draft is now in the hands of the team at Popular Woodworking Books, with some 1400 captioned photos. My shop time has been occupied teaching individual classes. That’s produced good material for some upcoming technique blog posts. I’ve started reading through my stack of boatbuilding books. That’ll take a while, but Greg Rossel’s excellent Building Small Boats has been a…

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Yes, but why? A few weeks ago I wrote a blog explaining my reasons for changing careers and becoming a cabinetmaker. It seems there are as many original stories as there are makers, and it is a line we’ll come back to periodically as I think it helps to gain an insight into the mind of the maker. It also shows that such a move is rarely as dramatic or as overwhelming as people imagine. I asked Jonathan to put…

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Derek Jones, the editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine in the UK is making his first trip to the U.S. this summer to teach classes at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. I haven’t mentioned this fact on the blog because I assumed his classes would sell out in an instant. Derek’s classes in the U.K. and Germany fill up very quickly. But I was surprised last week to hear there are still spaces in these classes. Derek is a…

how to wood