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Raised in Madison, Connecticut, where he spent his high school and college years apprenticing as a timber-frame carpenter, Ed Pirnik traded in his tool belt for a notepad and camera upon college graduation. Arriving in New York City, he spent over eight years in the journalism industry as a photographer, writer and editor. During that time, he worked with a talented group of journalists around the world, crafting stories on a variety of issues including conflict, travel and national politics.
Never one for the big city, Ed returned to Connecticut in 2009 to become a Web Producer at Taunton Press, where he has been able to combine his interest in media with his love for woodworking. Today you can find him at work on the websites of both FineWoodworking.com and StartWoodworking.com.
November 9, 2015
Wood finishes tend to raise the grain of the wood, lifting tiny whiskers that are rough to the touch. The best way to smooth those fibers back down is wet-sanding.
October 30, 2015
In Part II of our series, you’ll learn how and why you want to follow power-sanding with a sanding block and finer grits, to get the wood ready for a truly perfect finish.
October 28, 2015
A solid workbench is pretty much useless without a solid vise. Watch this video to learn how to mount a cast-iron vise to your workbench.
September 30, 2015
Learn the right way to random-orbit sand in Part I of our 3-part video series on sanding and surface prep
September 25, 2015
After more than six years, Ed Pirnik is leaving the magazine. Now is your chance to become FWW.com's leading content producer.
August 18, 2015
A simple solution to firmly affix a mirror or frame to a wall
August 10, 2015
Chinese knock-offs of an iconic Danish-modern chair are intercepted by customs officials. What happened next was quite unexpected.
June 25, 2015
Woodworker Allan Breed demonstrates techniques attributed to Phyfe as part of a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition
June 12, 2015
Low-vibration sanders and bluetooth-enabled batteries are among the new entries in the DeWalt lineup
May 27, 2015
Refinements to a Fine Woodworking contributor’s jig yield faster mortises
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