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Woodworker Lynette Breton’s heirloom flower presses are made to preserve history in more ways than one. In addition to their purpose of saving flowers and precious memories, the presses themselves are constructed from repurposed historic materials. As Lynette resides in Harpswell, Maine, there are plenty of opportunities to find those storied materials in her area.... Continue Reading →
Lynette Breton's favorite woodworking tool is the flat steel cabinet scraper. Much like her preferred implement, she has a knack for taking seemingly unassuming materials and making objects that really shine in style, craftsmanship and provenance. Lynette's woodworking career began in 1974 in San Francisco, through a government-funded CETA program, Women in Apprenticeship. "As a... Continue Reading →
The foundation of the modern craft of woodworking was built long ago. It's rich, ancient history is something that draws a lot of makers to the craft. Some even make whole careers out of exploring it's antiquity. However, the culture of modern woodworking could not be sustained without the generous nurturers of creativity, the dedicated... Continue Reading →
Since the second grade, Larissa Huff knew she wanted to teach. When she graduated college as a certified math teacher in 2012, she thought she knew the formula that led to her future. After moving to Philadelphia, a random craigslist ad for a woodworking apprentice/teaching assistant job threw something unexpected into the equation. With no... Continue Reading →