Spotlights2017-05-10T17:14:49-05:00

A Green Woodworking Primer

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on A Green Woodworking Primer

A Green Woodworking Primer Let's deconstruct a concept that's become a flash-point of buzz, obsession, and occasional skepticism: green woodworking. The word "green" refers to the wood's moisture content—it's relatively wet, either freshly-felled [...]

Pruners: The Right Tool for the Right Job

May 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Pruners: The Right Tool for the Right Job

Pruners: The Right Tool for the Right Job Love it or hate it, pruning is a huge part of gardening. It’s often made out to be more complicated than it needs to be [...]

Industry Insight, My Tools

April 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Industry Insight, My Tools

Industry Insight, My Tools As a New Yorker, your excitement and commitment to our developing landscape is crucial to the city’s growth and progress. In Industry Insight, I hope to shed some light [...]

Talking Woodworking with Jake Hogue

April 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Talking Woodworking with Jake Hogue

Talking Woodworking with Jake Hogue Jacob Hogue is the founder of Oak City Woodshop, a custom woodworking company specializing in both residential and commercial work, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. [...]

Industry Insight, An Introduction

March 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Industry Insight, An Introduction

Industry Insight, An Introduction Having split up my childhood between Puerto Rico, Miami, and New Jersey, my understanding of landscaping was confused for some time. The land and climate were [...]

Bespoke in Brogue-lyn

March 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Bespoke in Brogue-lyn

Bespoke in Brogue-lyn My name is Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé. I am a shoe & bootmaker, artist and educator. I hand-make bespoke shoes and boots, made to measure for individual [...]

A New Generation of Makers

February 1st, 2019|Comments Off on A New Generation of Makers

A New Generation of Makers Gregor Halenda and his son, Lucas, making tools in Gregor’s metal shop. History is important for many reasons. It is knowledge [...]

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10 Tools You Won’t be Sorry to Own or Give

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on 10 Tools You Won’t be Sorry to Own or Give

10 Tools You Won't be Sorry to Own or Give As an owner of Garrett Wade I’m lucky to have access to all the tools we carry. Honestly I’m spoiled [...]

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The Maniago Region

October 12th, 2017|Comments Off on The Maniago Region

The Maniago Region In Northeastern Italy the flat farm plains meet the sudden rise of the Dolomite mountain range which separates Italy from Austria to the North and Slovenia to [...]

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Lake Como Region

September 29th, 2017|1 Comment

Lake Como Region Lake Como lies north of Milan and just south of the Swiss border, in the Lombardy region of North Central Italy. Visitors are drawn there by the beauty of its [...]

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Weather Instruments

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Weather Instruments

Weather Instruments Humans throughout history have had to reckon with patterns and forces of nature beyond their control. Hunting, farming, traveling, and building are all dependent on the right conditions; as a result, [...]

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Camping With Kids

August 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Camping With Kids

Camping With Kids Camping with kids can be one of the great pleasures of parenting--we say ‘can’ be, because it can also be tricky, depending on the kids and the [...]

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My First Memory of Making

June 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

From an early age, I felt drawn towards things I could build. My first real memory of making something was a go-cart when I was about 12 or 13 years old. It was not the one pictured [...]

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The Garrett Wade Story

June 1st, 2017|2 Comments

I am well into my baby-boom years. And as I look back on many past decades – all the way back to those very early days – I think on what was important, and not important [...]

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An Overview of Japanese Tools

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on An Overview of Japanese Tools

Over the last few years, there has been increasing interest in the traditional tools of the Japanese woodworker. This may be the result of curiosity about things that are [...]