We found there was a need for high-quality woodworking instructional videos, so we searched around to find the top instructors and editors to help us produce The Complete Woodworking Video Collection! We partnered with George Vondriska, a woodworking industry leader and owner of and instructor at The Wild Earth School, to guide us as our lead instructor on our videos, as well as act as managing editor for the WWGOA.com website. With his expertise and experience, the WWGOA was born.
The WoodWorkers Guild of America® (WWGOA) is made up of woodworkers like you! Any enthusiast can join just by signing up on our website and each member helps mold who we are by contributing their own responses to articles, tips and techniques. Members can also participate in the online Forum. Our professional editors are made up of industry leaders in all facets of woodworking and are responsible for hand-picking and guiding all the content on the website to be sure it is of the highest-quality and pertinence.
George Vondriska has been teaching woodworking since 1986. In
addition to classes at his own Wild Earth Woodworking School, George teaches at woodworking shows across the country and has taught woodworking for Peace Corps/Swaziland, Andersen Window, Northwest Airlines, and the Pentagon. George has had numerous magazine articles published, from tool reviews to shop improvement projects. Learn more about him and his school at AboutWildEarth.com.
Seth Keller designs and builds custom furniture in St. Paul, Minnesota. He sells his work locally and nationally. He studied literature and art at UW - Madison and UNC - Asheville and Interior Design at Parsons School of Design in New York City. His furniture skills are mostly self-taught, with the guidance of many mentors. Seth ascribes to the maxim that making mistakes is the best way to acquire knowledge.
Bruce Kieffer resides in Edina, Minnesota, and is a freelance woodworking author, technical illustrator, and custom furniture builder. He has built everything imaginable, including uniquely designed art furniture, Stickley and other reproductions, all types of household furniture and even canoes and a sailboat. Fine furniture and custom cabinets are his specialty. You can see a collection of his work from the past 30 years on his website at KCFI.biz
Paul Mayer lives in Lakeville, Minnesota where he designs and builds furniture. He seeks inspiration from many art forms and has been taught by the work of others. Paul welcomes new obsessions that lead to unexpected projects, ranging from carved spoon to armoires. Mayer holds a master's degree in organizational management and has worked as: a director at a Fortune 500 company, a college instructor, and freelance writer. He recently established Vern’s Wood Goods, a retirement business for his father Vern's Wood Goods. Woodworkers please feel free to connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/paul.mayer1
David Munkittrick lives in western Wisconsin and has been woodworking as a professional for 25 years. His property contains an old pig barn that he retrofitted to use as a woodwork shop. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to write numerous magazine articles for various publications on woodworking and home improvement. His passion is to build furniture and cabinets and tell the world of his experiences. He is continually amazed at the breadth and depth of woodworking throughout the world we live in. He sees his job as helping others get the information they need to develop their skills, make wise buying decisions and make their woodworking endeavors a success.
David Radtke is a custom cabinetmaker, woodworker, home design consultant and freelance writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a former Senior Editor of a popular home improvement magazine, he designed and built specialty bookcases, landscape architectural projects and a variety of home improvement projects. He currently designs and builds furniture and writes woodworking articles for woodworking magazines and custom publications. Other projects include writing scripts for The Home Pro television series and making guest appearances on Minnesota Public Radio's home improvement segments. He enjoys archery, bowmaking, woodturning, canoeing and cycling whenever he's not standing behind a table saw or sitting in front of the drawing board. Learn more about David at David Radtke Design.