It's Wood - A show about all things woodworking

By Daniel Carter

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It's Wood is a show about all things woodworking from the tools we use, to the companies who make them and the artisans who use them. Remember, if its wood, we're good

Episode Date
Roy Underhill of The Woodwright's Shop on PBS

For many years Roy Underhill has taught us that a more historical method of woodworking can be fun and enriching. I sat down with Roy and we spoke via skype about his show, his school and some of the philosophies on woodworking he has carried all his life.

Aug 10, 2018
It's Wood - Season one wrap up

As season one comes to a close we have met some amazing people and heard some wonderful stories. Come along with me and hear some highlights of this season. We will be back for season two shortly with more stories from the realms of woodworking. Remember, if its wood, its good. 

Jul 13, 2018
Ron Hock - Hock Tools

Ron Hock has designed and made blades for planes as well as kits to make hand planes, kitchen knives and many more cutting products. Ron has a close relationship with the Krenov School of Fine woodworking as well. Asked to design blades by James Krenov many years ago Ron has dedicated himself and his business to making some of the most respected blades around.

Jul 06, 2018
Krenov School - Part 4 - David Welter - Instructional Assistant

In our 4th and final episode in the series on the Krenov School of fine woodworking I am talking with David Welter an instructional assistant at the school for a several decades. His experience in woodworking was a perfect addition to the school and then with the krenov foundation. David also had the honor of spending time at the school with James Krenov and he will share some stories with us.

Jun 29, 2018
Krenov School - Part 3 - The Students

Today I get to share some time with four students enrolled in the program at the school. This new generation of fine woodworkers made me feel encouraged that the skills we all love will continue through these passionate student who are about to tasked with carrying the flag of woodworking into the future.

Jun 22, 2018
Krenov School part 2 - Ejler Hjorth-Westh - Instructor

On this episode I sit down with Ejler Hjorth-Westh a teacher at the Krenov School. Ejler hails from Norway and loves nature, boat building and passing on his experience to the students at the school. We sit down with some great food and drink all home made from his garden and fish he caught. 


Jun 15, 2018
The Krenov School - Part 1 - Program Director Laura Mays

In part 1 of the series on the Krenov School of Fine Woodworking in Ft. Bragg California i'm speaking to Laura Mays the school's program director. She will tell us about the school's history and where they are headed in the future. She also explains how they are keeping the legacy of James Krenov alive and passing on his methods to new generations of fine woodworkers.

Jun 08, 2018
Brian Newell - Creating a worker space

On my recent trip to Fort Bragg California to visit the Krenov school of fine woodworking I had a chance to sit down with Brian Newell a graduate of the school. Although he claims to be a lapsed woodworker his current project is filled with woodworking, or soon will be. Brian is creating a worker space down town Ft. Bragg and I spoke with him about his vision. 

Jun 01, 2018
Kevin Drake - Glen Drake Toolworks

today I am sitting down with Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake tool works. Glen-drake tool works creates tools to last a lifetime, they are beautiful, their function is outstanding. You may be familiar with the Tite-mark marking gauge but glen-drake tool works makes many other tools and Kevin is going to tell us all about those as well as his theory of tool making.

May 25, 2018
Ryan Temple - Sustainable Northwest Wood

Sustainability is a buzz-word being thrown around a lot today. Ryan Temple of Sustainable NW wood explains how his lumber yard serves both the woodworking community and the forests themselves and what sustainable should really mean.

May 18, 2018
John Furniss - The Blind Woodsman

Today you will meet John Furniss. John is a skilled wood turner who feeds his passion for woodworking by creating unique items that he sells to adoring fans. Another unique thing about John is that he is completely blind. I can hear your reaction now, how does a blind man do wood turning? Well john is going to tell us all about it.

May 11, 2018
Gary A. Leake - Woodworker

On this episode I am spending time with Gary Leake on whidbey Island A woodworker whose passion is to search the countryside for a special one-of-a-kind, piece of timber, be it cherry (a favorite), maple, walnut or cocobolo, that has character (meaning highly figured, tigered spalted, etc) and turn it into a finely engineered and ultimately beautiful piece of furniture, so unique it is considered a work of art.

May 04, 2018
Jonathan Glowacki - Portland Peppermill Company

Today I sit down and talk with Jonathan Glowacki of the Portland Peppermill Company. We talk about the bravery of starting a company to do something you are passionate about and how it feeds the creative soul. Jonathan has taken creating peppermills to an artistic place and his story is fascinating. 

Apr 27, 2018
The Woman's Woodshop

On this episode we will hear all about the women’s woodshop in Minneapolis Minnesota.  Founded by Jess Hirsch as a place for women and non-binary folks can learn shop skills in a supportive and non-discriminating environment. If you are not familiar with the term non-binary, it simply means a person who doesn’t identify as a specific gender. We will learn why this type of shop is important and how it all came to be.

Apr 20, 2018
Gary Martin of Martin Models

On this episode i'm talking to Gary Martin, Gary has been involved in woodworking for quite a few years and has worn many hats, pattern maker, wood shop teacher and so much more. He's going to tell us all about his journey starting woodworking at age 4 years old through today.

Apr 13, 2018
Port Townsend School of Woodworking part 3 - The Students

On the final part of my 3 part series on the Port Townsend School of Woodworking I am speaking to three students enrolled in the school. Brandon Denning, Chip Gaber and Sam Allison have begun their journey into woodworking and share some of the insights they are learning in this amazing school.

Apr 06, 2018
Port Townsend School of Woodworking Part 2 - Instructor Abel Isaac Dances

On part 2 of my 3 part series on the Port Townsend school of Woodworking I am talking to Abel Isaac Dances. Abel joined the School faculty in April 2011 and has since become the lead instructor in several of the Jim Tolpin design classes and the intensive Woodworking Foundation Course.  We are going to hear about these courses and what it is like to be a teacher at this amazing school.

Mar 30, 2018
Port Townsend School of Woodworking Part 1 - Mike Rainey Ex Dir.

In Part 1 of a 3 part series I am speaking to Mike Rainey the Executive Director of the Port Townsend School Of Woodworking. Located in beautiful Port Townsend Washington on the historic ex-military base Fort Worden.

Mar 23, 2018
Christopher B. Wagner - Figurative wood carver

On this episode you will meet Christopher B Wagner a figurative wood carver who uses reclaimed lumber whenever he can. His carvings take the form of quirky, imaginative and playful figures. From a spaceman wearing a goat mask to a well-dressed man with a tortoise on his head. His works are in many galleries and his talents are many.

Mar 16, 2018
Michael D'Onofrio from Powermatic

This episode I am here in my home studio talking on skype with Michael D'Onofrio from Powermatic, I remember a Powermatic table saw in my grandfather’s wood shop back in the 60’s and since then I have seen their gold tools in many woodworking shops. I can’t wait to hear about their latest offering the 3520C lathe.

Mar 10, 2018
Inventia Designs - Buck O'Kelly and Suzanne Bonham

This episode is an interview with Inventia Designs, Buck O’kelly and Suzanne Bonham joined forces about 13 years ago and create beautiful new furniture together as well as restorations and modifications to existing furniture.

The talent possessed by either of them compliments the other to become more than the sum of the parts.

When Suzanne begins the design process and buck starts building the magic happens. 

Mar 03, 2018
Gregory Miller of Gregory Miller Guitars

On this episode, I’m going to interview Gregory Miller of Gregory Miller guitars.

He creates fine handcrafted classical guitars and There is simply no doubt that the art of the luthier is alive and thriving in this woodshop.

The detail and love that goes into these instruments is truly amazing.

Feb 23, 2018
All about Rockler with Chris Nilluka

I sit down with Chris Nilluka, the manager of my local Rockler store. Rockler has been described as the woodworker's candy store and I agree. Chris will tell us how Rockler got started and all about what they carry and so much more. 

Feb 16, 2018
Frank Howarth - Frank Makes

On this episode I'm talking to Frank Howarth, a talented woodworker and prolific YouTuber who has over 200 videos and nearly 400,000 followers on his channel Frank Makes. We will learn about how this all came to be.

Feb 09, 2018
John Economaki - Bridge City Tool Works

On this episode I talk with John Economaki of Bridge City Tool Works. His unique design sense is as impressive as the tools he produces. Bridge City Tool Works has been in business since the 80's and has created a following that has keeps his unique business model alive.

Feb 02, 2018
Jim Bromagem - Toy Maker

Jim Bromagem is a master toy maker. He create beautifully designed trucks, tanks, cars and so many other items. He sells his wares at gift fairs and we will hear all about how this works as well as his experiences with woodworking. 

Jan 26, 2018
Gary Rogowski - Author and Director of The Northwest Woodworking Studio

Gary Rogowski talks about his new book "Handmade - Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction. A memoir and tale of his life's journey becoming a world class woodworker and teacher at his school The Northwest Woodworking Studio.

Jan 19, 2018
Terry Bostwick - Art furniture designer and artist

Terry Bostwick is an artist, designer and a master woodworker. His designs are inspired by nature and the world around him. I talk to him about some of these inspirations and how he became a masterful woodworker.

Jan 12, 2018
Steve Miller - House Parts recycler and historical Preservationist

On this episode I sit down with Steven Miller, owner of Hippo Hardware a rebuilder's paradise. He talks about taking a simple junk store into a Portland icon for antique hardware, plumbing and lighting brought back from the brink of the land fill. He also tells us about his view of the modernization of the local landscape and why this is not necessarily a good thing 

Jan 05, 2018
Sony Felberg - Maker of Cigar Box Guitars

today I talk with Sony Felberg about his passion for the cigar box guitar and other eclectic guitar designs. We learn the origin of these unique guitars and how Sony started creating them in his studio Chickiboom Guitars.

Jan 05, 2018
Alexander Anderson - Madrone Studio

On this episode I sit down with master craftman of Madrone Studio and the President of The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers. We talk about his school and his philosophy of teaching. He also tells us about The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers and why these organizations are so valuable within the woodworking community. Be sure to visit to see all the photos from this episode

Jan 05, 2018
Introduction to It's Wood

A short introduction to just what it's wood is and what it is not. Daniel talks about this new journey in his life as a woodworker and lover of everything wood.

Jan 02, 2018