Ron Layport transforms trees bound for the chipper into remarkable vessels composed of animal imagery. In this audio slide show Layport describes turning and carving his pieces and explains how a long-time ad man became a full-time woodworker.
Jim Tolpin's new workshop was designed specifically to suit hand tool woodworking. Based in part on shops at Colonial Williamsburg, it packs enormous productive capacity in a snug space. In this slideshow Tolpin gives a guided tour of its features.
California furniture maker Michael Cullen makes some of the most beautiful boxes on the planet. And he makes them start to finish on the bandsaw. This slideshow presents a wide range of his boxes with his commentary.
Seattle woodworker Aaron Levine is equal parts Wharton Esherick and M.C. Escher. Using marquetry to create extraordinary repeating patterns, he creates mesmerizing surfaces on his beautifully crafted furniture.
Dean Pulver's innovative furniture reflects his training as a sculptor, his affection for the crafts of primitive cultures, and his surroundings in New Mexico's high desert. In this slideshow he describes his work and his career path.
Curtis Buchanan is widely known for the impeccable Windsor chairs he's been making for thirty years, but also for his gift as a storyteller. This audio slide show captures him in fine form discussing his chairs, his shop, and his career.
Washington State furnituremaker Greg Klassen describes his journey in woodworking--from working with scraps and two tools on his back porch to learning from superb teachers in California and Sweden. His work marks a journey, too, from formal cabinetmaking to a free-form style that celebrates the tree in its raw state.
Fine Woodworking contributing editor Michael Fortune has been making custom furniture for more than 40 years. This slideshow presents a wide range of his furniture and also takes you into his shop to see some of the brilliant jigs he devises.