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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






Krenov School part 3 - 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.


Gary A. Leake - Woodworker

On this episode I am spending time with Gary Leake on whidbey Island A woodworker whose passion is to search the countryside for a special one-of-a-kind, piece of timber, be it cherry (a favorite), maple, walnut or cocobolo, that has character (meaning highly figured, tigered spalted, etc) and turn it into a finely engineered and ultimately beautiful piece of furniture, so unique it is considered a work of art.


Jonathan Glowacki - Portland Peppermill Company

Today I sit down and talk with Jonathan Glowacki of the Portland Peppermill Company. We talk about the bravery of starting a company to do something you are passionate about and how it feeds the creative soul. Jonathan has taken creating peppermills to an artistic place and his story is fascinating.


The Woman's Woodshop

On this episode we will hear all about the women’s woodshop in Minneapolis Minnesota. Founded by Jess Hirsch as a place for women and non-binary folks can learn shop skills in a supportive and non-discriminating environment. If you are not familiar with the term non-binary, it simply means a person who doesn’t identify as a specific gender. We will learn why this type of shop is important and how it all came to be.


Gary Martin of Martin Models

On this episode i'm talking to Gary Martin, Gary has been involved in woodworking for quite a few years and has worn many hate, pattern maker, wood shop teacher and so much more. He's going to tell us all about his journey starting woodworking at age 4 years old through today.


Port Townsend School of Woodworking part 3 - The Students

On the final part of my 3 part series on the Port Townsend School of Woodworking I am speaking to three students enrolled in the school. Brandon Denning, Chip Gaber and Sam Allison have begun their journey into woodworking and share some of the insights they are learning in this amazing school.


Port Townsend School of Woodworking Part 2 - Instructor Abel Isaac Dances

On part 2 of my 3 part series on the Port Townsend school of Woodworking I am talking to Abel Isaac Dances. Abel joined the School faculty in April 2011 and has since become the lead instructor in several of the Jim Tolpin design classes and the intensive Woodworking Foundation Course. We are going to hear about these courses and what it is like to be a teacher at this amazing school.


Port Townsend School of Woodworking Part 1 - Mike Rainey Ex Dir.

In Part 1 of a 3 part series I am speaking to Mike Rainey the Executive Director of the Port Townsend School Of Woodworking. Located in beautiful Port Townsend Washington on the historic ex-military base Fort Worden.


Christopher B. Wagner - Figurative wood carver

On this episode you will meet Christopher B Wagner a figurative wood carver who uses reclaimed lumber whenever he can. His carvings take the form of quirky, imaginative and playful figures. From a spaceman wearing a goat mask to a well-dressed man with a tortoise on his head. His works are in many galleries and his talents are many.


Michael D'Onofrio from Powermatic

This episode I am here in my home studio talking on skype with Michael D'Onofrio from Powermatic, I remember a Powermatic table saw in my grandfather’s wood shop back in the 60’s and since then I have seen their gold tools in many woodworking shops. I can’t wait to hear about their latest offering the 3520C lathe.


Inventia Designs - Buck O'Kelly and Suzanne Bonham

This episode is an interview with Inventia Designs, Buck O’kelly and Suzanne Bonham joined forces about 13 years ago and create beautiful new furniture together as well as restorations and modifications to existing furniture. The talent possessed by either of them compliments the other to become more than the sum of the parts. When Suzanne begins the design process and buck starts building the magic happens.


Gregory Miller of Gregory Miller Guitars

On this episode, I’m going to interview Gregory Miller of Gregory Miller guitars. He creates fine handcrafted classical guitars and There is simply no doubt that the art of the luthier is alive and thriving in this woodshop. The detail and love that goes into these instruments is truly amazing.


All about Rockler with Chris Nilluka

I sit down with Chris Nilluka, the manager of my local Rockler store. Rockler has been described as the woodworker's candy store and I agree. Chris will tell us how Rockler got started and all about what they carry and so much more.


Frank Howarth - Frank Makes

On this episode I'm talking to Frank Howarth, a talented woodworker and prolific YouTuber who has over 200 videos and nearly 400,000 followers on his channel Frank Makes. We will learn about how this all came to be.


John Economaki - Bridge City Tool Works

On this episode I talk with John Economaki of Bridge City Tool Works. His unique design sense is as impressive as the tools he produces. Bridge City Tool Works has been in business since the 80's and has created a following that has keeps his unique business model alive.