David Savage is a name that you might know. He is a UK woodworker with over 30 years of experience and a very distinctive style of furniture. David teaches woodworking and contemporary furniture design at Rowden Farm Atelier and recently released his book, Furniture with Soul, a book which looks at the journeys and work of 20 accomplished, … Continue reading An Inspiring Story from David Savage
There is more information than ever available and it is easy to get caught up in it trying to figure out the best way to sharpen a plane blade, join two pieces of wood, or apply the perfect finish. The thing is, you're not the same as everybody else. Just because all your woodworking friends … Continue reading Don’t Listen to Them (Listen to Me – at Least This One Time!)
I've been doing a lot of thinking and research about the PechaKucha presentation I'm giving next month and I keep thinking about this quote: The more I learn, the more I realize what little I know. - K.C. Freeman Find this quote, along with many other interesting quotes on the page titled Quotables.
Fellow blogger Kenny Comeaux (aka The Wood Ninja) recently wrote about his path as a woodworker. He found that learning the skills to make good furniture was the easy part, as there was a wealth of information available on the subject. However, he found that developing good designs was more of a challenge, so, naturally, … Continue reading The Path of a Woodworker
There are two primary ways to learning about woodworking - from exposure and practice. Exposure comes mostly from reading, listening, and watching. Practice involves applying that knowledge. When I first got interested in woodworking, I read every woodworking book and magazine available at the public library. I attended the annual woodworking show, studied tool catalogs, examined … Continue reading Learning