Ben Strano is the web producer at FineWoodworking.com. As a youngster, he became engrossed in music, a passion that brought him to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he received a degree in music production and engineering. Soon after graduating, he began a career as a recording engineer in Nashville.
While expanding his woodworking and home-building skills, Ben also expanded his job skills, taking on video and audio projects for Lost Art Press, among others. He dove into web production and the social media landscape, connecting with all manner of woodworkers young and old.
Ben is an avid woodworker and starts every day off with an hour or so in the Fine Woodworking shop.
Healthcare workers are in need of 3M N95 and N100 cartridges for protection from COVID-19. If you have spares in your shop then please consider donating them to a local hospital, health authority, or first-responder group.
Efficiency is important to pros like Christian Becksvoort, and his shop reflects that. From machine layout and hardware storage to a bench dedicated to glue-ups, Chris’s shop incorporates the lessons learned in a long and industrious career.
In this video, Tim Coleman shows some of his early stamped-pattern work made entirely with letters, as well as later patterns made of combinations of altered shapes, especially circles, ovals, and crescents.