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Woodcraft Magazine June/July 2019 (89)

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Scott Grove has been working wood for 30 years, but he’s also a talented sculptor, author, and tool designer. His work can be found in books, magazines, museums, and galleries. In addition to teaching at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana, The Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont, and the Chippendale International School of Furniture in Scotland, Scott shares woodworking tips and business advice on See Scott’s offset routing and inlay techniques on pages 48 and 53. Ken Burton has been working with wood since his father gave him a set of real tools at age six (much to his mother’s dismay). In addition to his love of making, Burton also enjoys sharing his skills both as a writer and as a teacher. You can catch up with him…

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on the web

The hunt is on Visit the magazine’s Facebook page to test your skills with our new Scavenger Hunt. We’ll post a few questions about each new issue of the magazine. Find the answers in the issue and send them to us for your chance to win woodworking gear. Visit for the questions and contest rules. Bonus content Woodcraft’s e-mail subscribers are in for a treat. Once a month, the magazine will feature highlights from our upcoming issue, share tips and videos, and bring you exclusive content. To subscribe, visit Just scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your e-mail address. Summer reading Eric Gorges, host of the Woodcraft 101 YouTube series and of the American Public Television show A Craftsman’s Legacy, has released a new book. To find out more about…

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inspiration highway

A few years ago, my wife, two teenage daughters, and I drove across the country and back in sixteen days. No, we’re not crazy. We witnessed magnificent landscapes and kitschy Americana at its finest. As we traveled Route 66 west through New Mexico, we detoured to TinkerTown. This wonderful, whimsical folk-art museum features twenty-two rooms packed with amazing miniature wood-carved figures, many animated at the push of a button. On our epic road trip, nothing captured my imagination as much as the fantastical carvings of TinkerTown creator Ross Ward. If you find yourself in the area, journey north off I-40, and enjoy the playful carved figures as they dance, perform circus acts, and gamble in a rowdy saloon. My family and I pressed on through California, visiting San Jose to feast…

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brad smith maker of farm-fresh furniture

For nearly 40 years, Brad Smith has made his living as an independent craftsman, cranking out a quirky line of what he calls “Farm-Fresh” Furniture. His business, Bradford Woodworking, is located about 30 miles north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on a bit of property carved from what was once his father’s farm. The surrounding fields have since given way to development, but Brad’s place is still undeniably rural. His two shop buildings could easily be mistaken for classic old country barns, down to the saw-shaped weather vane on the top of one of the cupolas. His spacious timber-framed main shop building is a sight to behold. The spacious structure is chock-full of lumber and a great mix of industrial and cobbled-together equipment that Brad and his assistants use to produce 400 to…

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news & views

Enter the Esherick Exhibition! Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) pioneered the studio furniture movement, blazing a creative trail for the likes of Sam Maloof, Wendell Castle, and George Nakashima. His whimsical, freeflowing style continues to inspire makers of all kinds, especially those lucky enough to visit the Wharton Esherick Museum (see p. 44). Every year, Esherick’s legacy sees fresh expression in a juried woodworking exhibition that takes place at the museum. The theme for this year’s show is “Lighting.” The submission deadline is July 1, and the exhibition will open in early September. Cash prizes (including a student prize) are awarded for winning entries, which are then displayed at the museum. For detailed entry information, click on the “Programs & Exhibitions” tab at the museum website ( Bella the therapy dog I enjoyed Tim’ Snyder’s…