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If its wood, we're good It's Wood is a show about all things woodworking from the tools we use, to the companies who make them and the artisans who use them. Remember, if its wood, we're good

If its wood, we're good It's Wood is a show about all things woodworking from the tools we use, to the companies who make them and the artisans who use them. Remember, if its wood, we're good
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If its wood, we're good It's Wood is a show about all things woodworking from the tools we use, to the companies who make them and the artisans who use them. Remember, if its wood, we're good






Will Nash - Nash Wood

On a journey to eastern Oregon I met Will Nash of Nash Wood in beautiful Bend Oregon. Will creates custom woodworking including carvings, instruments, cabinetry plus so much more. His array of skills is immense. His story fascinated me, I hope you enjoy this episode.


Joshua Talbert - Madrone Studio

On this episode I have the unique privilege of interviewing a third-generation woodworker. Not how you might think but a third-generation student. In my first season I interviewed Gary Rogowski of the northwest woodworking studio, then I interviewed a student of Gary’s, Alexander Anderson who now runs Madrone Studio. Today I am interviewing Joshua Talbert a student at Madrone studio we will talk design, inspiration and what it is like working under a master woodworker.


Kris Kirkman - Kirkman Originals

I am going to introduce you to Kris Kirkman of Kirkman originals. Although by some standards he is a new woodworker with only a few years under his belt but he is creating furniture comparable with woodworkers with decades of experience. I hope you enjoy his story.


Ebanista School Students Natzem Lima & Zac Bell

On the Last episode we spoke with Jonathan Cohen who started the Ebanista School of fine woodworking now we are going to speak with two of his students. Natzem Lima and Zac Bell have entered classes here at the school only a few weeks ago and I spoke with them about their experiences here and what brought them to the Ebanista school of fine woodworking.


Jonathan Cohen - Ebanista School of Fine Woodworking

On this episode we are going to speak with Jonathan Cohen who over 40 years has designed and built some amazing furniture which brought him to opening a fine woodworking school in seattle Washington where he imparts his experience to students who share his passion for this craft.


Banzai Baby - Wood shop Live Streamer

Today’s show is going to be a bit different. I am here in the shop of an internet personality and supreme maker who goes by the name Banzai Baby. She is a unique person who I discovered while browsing twitch for woodworkers who stream live from their shop while they work. For those of you who don’t know about twitch, it is a live streaming site you can access through your browser or an app for your phone. My interview with Banzai is being streamed live to her audience while we talk. We will...


Uli Kirchler - Master of Castles

Today I am going to introduce you to Uli Kirchler, a woodworker born and raised in Italy. We met in his shop and he showed me many of his works of art. Every piece he showed me blew me away. His attention to detail, his creative design all of it hallmarks of a master. He would likely disagree, but I am here to tell you he is, and I am not just saying this because he cooked me lunch. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did doing the interview.


Rosa Gomez - The Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

The PNCI is where trades people learn apprentice and journeyman training for carpenters, millwrights, interior/exterior specialists and more. The program is free to students creating a unique opportunity for training and work.


Bruce Fuchs - President of Uneeda

Founded over 50 years ago, Uneeda specializes in abrasives for the woodworking industry. You may have never thought much about sandpaper but after this show you might think of that course piece of paper a little differently. these days.


Roy Underhill of The Woodwright's Shop on PBS

For many years Roy Underhill has taught us that a more historical method of woodworking can be fun and enriching. I sat down with Roy and we spoke via skype about his show, his school and some of the philosophies on woodworking he has carried all his life.


It's Wood - Season one wrap up

As season one comes to a close we have met some amazing people and heard some wonderful stories. Come along with me and hear some highlights of this season. We will be back for season two shortly with more stories from the realms of woodworking. Remember, if its wood, its good.


Ron Hock - Hock Tools

Ron Hock has designed and made blades for planes as well as kits to make hand planes, kitchen knives and many more cutting products. Ron has a close relationship with the Krenov School of Fine woodworking as well. Asked to design blades by James Krenov many years ago Ron has dedicated himself and his business to making some of the most respected blades around.


Krenov School - Part 4 - David Welter - Instructional Assistant

In our 4th and final episode in the series on the Krenov School of fine woodworking I am talking with David Welter an instructional assistant at the school for a several decades. His experience in woodworking was a perfect addition to the school and then with the krenov foundation. David also had the honor of spending time at the school with James Krenov and he will share some stories with us.


Krenov School - Part 3 - The Students

Today I get to share some time with four students enrolled in the program at the school. This new generation of fine woodworkers made me feel encouraged that the skills we all love will continue through these passionate student who are about to tasked with carrying the flag of woodworking into the future.


Krenov School part 2 - Ejler Hjorth-Westh - Instructor

On this episode I sit down with Ejler Hjorth-Westh a teacher at the Krenov School. Ejler hails from Norway and loves nature, boat building and passing on his experience to the students at the school. We sit down with some great food and drink all home made from his garden and fish he caught.


The Krenov School - Part 1 - Program Director Laura Mays

In part 1 of the series on the Krenov School of Fine Woodworking in Ft. Bragg California i'm speaking to Laura Mays the school's program director. She will tell us about the school's history and where they are headed in the future. She also explains how they are keeping the legacy of James Krenov alive and passing on his methods to new generations of fine woodworkers.


Brian Newell - Creating a worker space

On my recent trip to Fort Bragg California to visit the Krenov school of fine woodworking I had a chance to sit down with Brian Newell a graduate of the school. Although he claims to be a lapsed woodworker his current project is filled with woodworking, or soon will be. Brian is creating a worker space down town Ft. Bragg and I spoke with him about his vision.


Kevin Drake - Glen Drake Toolworks

today I am sitting down with Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake tool works. Glen-drake tool works creates tools to last a lifetime, they are beautiful, their function is outstanding. You may be familiar with the Tite-mark marking gauge but glen-drake tool works makes many other tools and Kevin is going to tell us all about those as well as his theory of tool making.


Ryan Temple - Sustainable Northwest Wood

Sustainability is a buzz-word being thrown around a lot today. Ryan Temple of Sustainable NW wood explains how his lumber yard serves both the woodworking community and the forests themselves and what sustainable should really mean.


John Furniss - The Blind Woodsman

Today you will meet John Furniss. John is a skilled wood turner who feeds his passion for woodworking by creating unique items that he sells to adoring fans. Another unique thing about John is that he is completely blind. I can hear your reaction now, how does a blind man do wood turning? Well john is going to tell us all about it.