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August 08, 2008

Interview with John Economaki of Bridge City Tool Works

John Economaki is the Founder and President of Bridge City Tool Works - a company that has been responsible for producing some of the finest heirloom quality hand tools for over 25 years. John is also heavily involved in the design process of some of Bridge City Tool Works most innovative tools. A great example of this is the brand new Jointmaker Pro.
Unless you've had your head in the sand over the past couple of months, you've undoubtedly heard of this tool. There has been a lot written about it, both pro and con. Before you pass judgment on this new tool by what others are saying, you owe it to yourself to hear about this amazing tool from John himself.

Listen as John tells about his past as a designer/woodworker and how he started Bridge City Tool Works. We also get into a conversation about the Jointmaker Pro, where John discusses many of the concerns that some people may have about this new tool. And of course, we talk about the classes that John will be teaching at this year's Woodworking in America Conference. And if you want a firsthand look at the new Jointmaker Pro, John assures me he will be bringing one to the Woodworking in America Conference. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on this.

After listening to the interview, come back and check out some of the incredible videos that we talk about during our interview.  While you're on the Bridge City site, be sure to check out John's Blog

Also, if you would like to read the review mentioned during our interview by the independent forum member (which is from the Festool owners group) you can read it here.

Jointmaker Pro
     Introductory Video
     Texture and Decorative Cuts
     Cutting Dovetails

HG-1 Honing Machine
     How-To Video


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