Alan Bradstreet makes a comfortable living by working very small and selling very cheap -- in very large numbers. He combines the attributes of a hard-headed businessman, an enlightened foreman, and an untiring worker. Though he’s made other pieces in the past, now he is all about bookmarks and nothing else. One efficiency: his shop runs on scraps. Read more to find out his recipe for success in woodworking, and how to find excellence in the smallest of details.

From Fine Woodworking #158