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July 22, 2008

Interview with John Economaki

John EconomakiBridge City

In this interview we have the opportunity to speak with John Economaki, founder and president of Bridge City Tool Works.  John started out as a designer/craftsman, but after developing allergies to wood dust, had to find a new career. 

John has always been a designer at heart and soon discovered that woodworkers were interested in many of the designs and improvements he had made to tools while building furniture for a living.  

Fast forward to today, and you have one of the most innovative companies in the world when it comes to woodworking tools.

Click here to listen to our interview with John Economaki.  Then come back and let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.

Craig

Comments (2)

Craig,

Another great interview. You have a knack for asking the right questions that brings out the passion of your interviewee. What can one say about the Jointmaker Pro other than, I really, really, really want one! I can think of so many uses for it in my shop. Lately I have been making and selling a lot of boxes and smaller items. This would be indispensible. I can't even imagine what the line will be like at WIA to try out this revolutionary tool. Maybe if I start saving now I can have enough by November to get one for myself!

Shannon
rogersfinewoodworking.com/blog

(WR) Craig:

Shannon,

I can't take credit for bringing out John's enthusiasm. He's already full of excitement when he starts talking about tools. He's truly a woodworker at heart.

I can't wait to get a first hand look at the Jointmaker Pro myself (along with several hundred other woodworkers who will be at WIA as well).

Come up and introduce yourself at the WIA conference. I'll be easy to find. Just look for me in line at the Jointmaker Pro booth!

Craig

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