Issue 6 of Mortise and Tenon Magazine has one of my favorite articles of all time – Mike Updegraff’s excellent piece on the radical efficiency of green woodworking. In a first for the podcast I am reviewing a magazine, although I am sure that anyone who has read M&T will realize that it has more […]
Author Archives: Deftereos
Series 2 Episode 1 – The Lost Carving by David Esterly
Have you ever tried to carve a Celtic weave? Have you ever tried to carve a ball and claw foot? How about a bouquet of flowers sitting on top of a life-sized violin? I accept that I have some limitations in what I can do with wood. Generally this means minimizing the gaps in dovetail […]
Episode 29 – The Artisan of Ipswich (with Shannon Rogers)
The Artisan of Ipswich by Robert Tarule is a book that doesn’t pop up as often as The Joiner and Cabinetmaker – or the Village Carpenter, but for me it is one of the best historical books about wood and woodworking. I had the pleasure of interviewing Shannon Rogers (The Renaissance Woodworker) on the show […]
Episode 28 – Wood! Identifying and Using Hundreds of Woods Worldwide by Eric Meier
A great book to have on your bookshelf if you’re looking for inspiration for your next project is Wood! With the technical properties and common uses of over 350 species, it’s like having the wood database in a book. (Which is exactly what it is as Eric Meier is the creator of one of the […]
Episode 27 – A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane
I love Eric Sloane’s books, this one, a reverence for wood is the first book the author wanted to write and I believe it’s a classic.
The Anarchist’s Workbench – Chapter 1
The Anarchist’s Workbench, Preface and Chapter 1. Narrated by Ray Deftereos, is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Lost Art Press in any manner. Any mistakes or omissions are purely my own fault, and I hope I do this great book justice.
Episode 26 – The Anarchist’s Workbench by Christopher Schwarz
I think it is safe to say that this is the definitive workbench book. And as a free resource for the electronic version, this is completely out of this world as a deal! Join me on today’s episode as I discuss why this is probably the only workbench book you will ever need.
Episode 25 – With the Grain by Christian Becksvoort
In this episode I review Becksvoort’s book on wood as it relates to woodworking. One of the best books about the subject that takes a wide range of topics and presents them in a format accessible to woodworkers of all levels
Episode 23 and 24 – Talking Tools with Brad
To tie in with the review of hand tool books, Brad and I work through 3 tool lists discussing some of the advice and tools we wish we had heard when we were starting out in hand tools. I’ve also put together a list with approximate costs – you can view it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LS8QRl9ltqcfWcQ7cuicpRmO6qhZqB_X3OoVo2N_mrA/edit?usp=sharing
Video tour of the Workshop
Thanks to the kindness of Patreon’s I was able to get someone into the workshop to film me. If you’re interested in my tools and how I work this is a quick tour.