The guys at Fine Woodworking are a nice bunch. How do I know? On February 17, 2012 I was lucky enough to be among a group of Modern Woodworkers to attend a private tour of the Fine Woodworking offices and shop. Unfortunately, space was limited so we weren’t able to publish detail of the tour before hand, but here’s my best recounting for everyone who wasn't able to attend. We're hoping to make events like this a more frequent occurrence, so hopefully everyone in the MWA will be able to attend one soon.
|No, you sit first.|
|Make a list (or magazine) and check it twice.|
After the talk of how the magazine is built we moved onto the meat of the tour, the workshop.
|Jointer/Planers to test and lumber racks against the wall.|
|More power tools than fit in a standard photo.|
|The key to efficient hand tool use in the shop is|
to have another woodworker do the work.
|Hybrid dovetails begin at the table saw with a custom ground blade.|
|L to R: Steve Branam, Nick Roulleau, Me, Morton, Michael McCoy, Doug Plotke|
Chris Adkins, Jim Ashley & Freddie Ellis.