We've been introducing you to "Today's Woodworkers" in this section of the eZine for the past 10 years. It's a department that features, well, people who are doing woodworking today. Or, since we now have over a decade's worth of these articles built up, people who were doing woodworking in what was then today but is now yesterday. Among those woodworkers we've featured are several writers for Woodworker's Journal, the print magazine. (Back in 1998, the publishers of Today's Woodworker print magazine bought Woodworker's Journal. Publication continued under the name Woodworker's Journal.) Some of them might be names that are still familiar to you. Remember when we introduced you to these 10 woodworkers....
Back then, Chris was a contributor to both the print Woodworker's Journal and the eZine. Today, he's on staff at Woodworker's Journal. He produces projects and tool reviews for the print magazine, is the regular writer for the eZine's Industry Interview and Tool Preview sections, and writes many posts for the Woodworker's Journal blog.
Read our interview with Chris Marshall.
For several years, Michael was the online editor of this very eZine. He also wrote several years' worth of Finishing Thoughts articles for the print Woodworker's Journal, answered "Finishing Hotline" questions, and produced a finishing Skill Builder series that took advantage of the finishing flow chart he created. Today, the finishing expert continues to contribute his expertise to Woodworker's Journal coverage of finishing topics.
Read our interview with Michael Dresdner.
Trained in the British Arts & Crafts tradition at the workshop of Edward Barnsley, Ian is officially a master woodworker. He emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s and has spent many decades teaching woodworking skills to Americans – including through articles in Woodworker's Journal, and a series of online "shop class" lessons.
Read our interview with Ian Kirby.
Sandor is a woodworker and an author of books on tools, workshops and dust collection – and a regular writer for Woodworker's Journal. He has tested many a tool for the magazine, as well as designing and writing projects. In the 2011 issues of the print magazine, he's the author of the Skill Builder series – which focuses on tool maintenance.
Read our interview with Sandor Nagyszalanczy.
Betty Scarpino is a woodturner with works in the Smithsonian's collection. She spent a few years as the turning expert for Woodworker's Journal before returning to her former (and current) position as editor of the magazine for the Association of American Woodturners.
Read our interview with Betty Scarpino.
Steve Blenk was a self-trained
woodworking expert who preceded Betty as the author of turning
articles for Woodworker's Journal magazine. Steve was killed in an
auto crash in November 2004.
Read our interview with Steve Blenk.
Another woodworker lost too soon, Mike McGlynn was one of the first woodworking author/builders to work with Today's Woodworker magazine, and continued his relationship with the publication after it became Woodworker's Journal. Mike had a special affinity for and expertise in reproducing the Arts and Crafts styles of Greene and Greene. Mike died in April 2007 of injuries suffered as a result of a rock climbing fall.
Read our interview with Mike McGlynn and our tribute to Mike McGlynn.
A Woodworker's Journal in-house "shop rat," Brad Becker is a woodworker who learns to improve his skills with each project he builds – and he also invents his own helpful shop tricks.
Read our interview with Brad Becker.
Simon is another woodworker originally from Britain. His voyage to the U.S. was marked with a stop in Canada, where he still maintains ties – and boat building connections. This boat building expert has also published woodworking project articles in Woodworker's Journal, and spent a few years as the coordinator of tricks of the trade submitted to our print publication.
Read our interview with Simon Watts.
In addition to being the founder of WoodCentral -- a site whose forums are frequently quoted in this eZine's WebSurfer's Review section -- Ellis is also the man behind Woodfinder.com, and a writer of articles for Woodworker's Journal print magazine. His latest, on hollow turning tools, is in the
February 2011 issue of the print Woodworker's Journal -- available on newsstands in a couple of weeks.
Read our interview with Ellis Walentine.