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Typically a woodworking shop starts in a corner of the garage or basement. Then over time you add tools, develop new skills, expand the shop and change the layout. And at some point over this evolution you may be lucky enough to design a new shop from
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  • Shop Tour: A Man and His MachinesShop Tour: A Man and His Machines

    by Jonathan Binzen

    David Lamb builds a collection of vintage woodworking machines

  • Philadelphia Woodturning Shop TourVideo: Philadelphia Woodturning Shop Tour

    with David Heim

    An exclusive video tour of a turning shop largely unchanged since its founding in 1863, now the subject of a campaign to keep it from urban developers.

  • 10 Tips for Going Pro10 Tips for Going Pro

    by Hendrik Varju

    When you're ready to hang out your own shingle, follow these hard-won lessons from a successful custom furniture-maker

  • Touring the Colonial Williamsburg ShopVideo: Touring the Colonial Williamsburg Shop

    with Mack S. Headley, Jr.

    The living-history museum celebrates a time when furniture was built only by hand

  • Furniture MillFurniture Mill

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Furniture maker Gregg Lipton stumbled upon his dream shop while mountain biking in the woods in Cumberland, Maine, in 1990. The old, cedar-shingled structure perched ...

  • Crate Protects Furniture During a MoveTip: Crate Protects Furniture During a Move

    by Wes Harper

  • Woodworking School to Open in PhiladelphiaWoodworking School to Open in Philadelphia

    by Matt Berger

    Lawyer-turned-woodworker launches new facility for beginners and the advanced set

  • A Workshop Steeped in HistoryA Workshop Steeped in History

    by Eugene E. Landon

    A visit to Eugene Landon’s shop is a trip back in time: walls lined with antique tools, wide pine boards covering the floor, and period furniture around the room ...

  • Dream Shop in the WoodsDream Shop in the Woods

    by Les Cizek

    Two furniture makers designed and built their dream shop in the woods of California. Most people who happen upon it mistake it for a gallery. The authors discuss ...

  • Going ProGoing Pro

    by Michael Dunbar

    Mike Dunbar and his wife, Sue, offer eight realistic steps on how to go from daydreaming about going pro to actually doing it. First, prepare yourself by having ...

  • Woodworking in MendocinoWoodworking in Mendocino

    by John Kelsey

    This article traces the influence Mendocino craftsmen have had on woodworking and related lifestyle choices. These “outsider craftsmen,” as James Krenov calls them, ...

  • North Bennet Street Industrial SchoolNorth Bennet Street Industrial School

    by John Lively

    At Boston’s North Bennet Street Industrial School, students learn to design and build furniture in several 18th-century styles -- Queen Anne, Chippendale, Sheraton, ...

  • Welcome to Woodworking HeavenVideo: Welcome to Woodworking Heaven

    with Peter Korn

    Learn what makes this world class woodworking school tick with an exclusive Fine Woodworking video tour

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