Articles from Joanna Takes
BLIND Woodworking School Brings Workshop Projects to Blind Students
George Wurtzel’s BLIND Woodworking program brings the art of woodworking to students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate, and, like him, are blind.
Shellac Production Affected by Shifting Climates Changing Finishing Trends
Shellac is a versatile, and sometimes necessary, product in the shop, but since it’s gathered, not farmed, it is subject to changing climates.
Harvard Woodworking and Furniture Design Professor Turns Scrap Wood into New Furniture
Harvard woodworking professor Yoav Liberman takes in old furniture and wood from the campus and community and turns it into stunning art.
Artist from Rockler Woodworking Creates Wood Art Through Sanding
Wood artist Rue Ann Flanders enjoys incorporating shapes and colors she sees in glasswork and jewelry in her works and developing techniques sanding these shapes.
Civil War-era Furniture Reproduction by a Reenactor and Woodworking Expert
Expert A.J. Hamler is the author of “Civil War Woodworking,” in which he examines and tries to reproduce the techniques used by woodworkers in the 1860s.
Building a Maple Wood Kitchen Table at the Naked Table Woodworking Program
ShackletonThomas’ Naked Table Project brings woodworkers together for maple kitchen table construction and woodworking fellowship.
Remembering Woodworking Master Sam Maloof, His Projects and Techniques
Master woodworker Sam Maloof passed away in 2009, but his projects and techniques will continue to influence woodworkers for generations.
How to Make Modern Joinery with Scott Morrison’s Butterfly Joint Template
Even today, woodworkers are still making innovation in chair design and joinery, Scott Morrison shows off his innovative Butterfly Joint.
Mesquite Burl Pulls Down Record-Setting Large Tree for Unique Lumber
The Mesquite Burl company registered its largest tree yet, a 9,000 pound mesquite tree in the inhospitable Texas heat, for its unique lumber, burls and all.
The History Behind DeWalt and Skil Radial Arm Saws and Classic Tools
Radial arm saws have a long history in the woodworking shops of the United States, including some huge and clunky models from DeWalt and Skil.