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Eric Gorges grew up in a woodworking family in Detroit, Michigan; his grandfather was a professional cabinetmaker and his dad was a serious hobbyist. But Eric’s career path led him to a lucrative corporate job.


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West Coast furniture maker and woodworking teacher, Jory Brigham, has a modern take on nostalgia. He designs pieces with mid-century flair and the idea that furniture should last. And Jory believes that anyone can find their individual style.

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Mira Nakashima is a mother, wife, architect, furniture maker, author, and daughter of renowned woodworker and author George Nakashima. She’s also a longtime friend and woodworking compatriot, thanks to my having worked in her dad’s finishing shop many years ago. When George died, Mira took over the business—knowing full well how challenging it would be to walk in the footsteps of her famous father. Remarkably, Mira has the same passion and reverence for wood—and fine woodworking—as her dad. I caught up with Mira recently to talk about family, wood, woodworking, and what the business has been like since her father’s passing almost 30 years ago. —Andy Rae


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Mira Nakashima is a mother, wife, architect, furniture maker, author, and daughter of renowned woodworker and author George Nakashima. She’s also a longtime friend and woodworking compatriot, thanks to my having worked in her dad’s finishing shop many years ago. When George died, Mira took over the business—knowing full well how challenging it would be to walk in the footsteps of her famous father. Remarkably, Mira has the same passion and reverence for wood—and fine woodworking—as her dad. I caught up with Mira recently to talk about family, wood, woodworking, and what the business has been like since her father’s passing almost 30 years ago. —Andy Rae

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The small North Carolina town of Conover may seem like an unusual location for one of the largest importers of exotic hardwoods. But that’s where Rocky Mehta and his wife Kim chose to relocate their lumber business a little over three years ago.

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Woodcraft is a proud sponsor of this popular weekly podcast about woodworking hosted by talented young woodworkers/makers Rubino, Toth and Burger. The Dusty Life can be found wherever you find quality podcasts. Check out these products that have been featured on The Dusty Life.

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When young Danny Lipford saved his allowance to purchase his first electric jigsaw from a mail-order catalog, his parents couldn't have dreamed that he would go on to become "America's Home Improvement Expert." Now he's helping millions of homeowners with practical advice for the home on Today's Homeowner radio and TV shows. 

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Chelsea Lipford Wolf was "destined to DIY." After all, she followed in her dad's footsteps from a very early age. She may be the daughter of home improvement expert Danny Lipford, but she is building her own brand in the DIY arena. 

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John Malecki goes from gridiron to workshop.

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Canadian woodworker and author of The Minimalist Woodworker, Vic Tesolin, doesn’t own a table saw, a jointer, or a router. 


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