READY TO GET MAKING?
In the midst of sawdust and on breaks from cutting and shaping, some pretty gnarly conversations spring up at Soulcraft. You never know where they could go. Sometimes, you find John Dewey with a chisel in his hand… This conversation was with Sean Wheeler: a high school teacher (recently at Lakewood High School), who is [...]
With the new year, it seems the shop is entering a new phase of maturity. With no less than 8 folks utilizing the shop to grow their own furniture design/make companies, numerous general public members and a constant influx of students, there are new projects sprouting daily. Here’s a look at just a few of the projects [...]
At a certain point, after you’ve put mounds of passion and time into a thing, it begins to take on a life of its own. Especially when there is a potpourri of dynamic (often quirky) people involved. Far from being solely the direct product of Jim and my prodding and shaping, the shop has begun [...]
As more and more folks are making use of the shop, we’re continuing to find ways to improve our space and tools. Here’s the latest: 1) A new “Turner’s Corner”. Unlike most tools in the shop, which you might use a few minutes at a time, one spends hefty chunks of time sitting (or standing) [...]
I continue to be impressed by the ingenuity, creativity and curiosity that walks into the shop. Here’s Liz L, showing off her well-executed butcher-block kitchen counter top. She got a great antique cast-iron sink off craigslist and then managed to score the cut-offs of the ends of coffee tables from a Lakewood coffee shop. It [...]