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Jon first joined Fine Woodworking in 1993 but left for a freelance career. During that time he continued to contribute to the magazine as an author, identifying and interviewing most of the woodworkers whose work appears on the back cover. In February 2012 he rejoined the FWW staff as a senior editor. In the 1980s he taught woodworking at a school for refugees in Philadelphia and later spent several years in Malaysia writing, working in a refugee camp, and making furniture in a Malay shop. These days he lives in New Milford, Connecticut. Between loads of laundry and trips to the elementary school with his daughters, he writes about furniture and interiors.
September 29, 2016
David Lamb produces marquetry patterned after a winter frost. See how he chooses the wood, cuts it into billets, and then slices it into veneer. Then he uses a pattern…
July 27, 2016
Take a look at the painstaking process that goes into turning one of Pascal Oudet’s wafer-thin disks--from flattening, to turning, to sandblasting.
May 31, 2016
Woodworkers in search of a perfect union of materials
See how Robert and Tor Erickson made the strong and stunning connections between wrought steel and solid wood in their trestle table.
March 30, 2016
Matthias Pliessnig employs boatbuilding techniques to craft his curved seating.
Rules are made to be broken, and Matthias Pliessnig has been breaking furniture making rules ever since he started with the craft. The results are breathtaking, sinuous contemporary lines.
February 10, 2016
Building a case for ornate ironwork
December 2, 2015
A well-turned shape must precede the carving
A delicate carved vessel direct from a log
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