Woodworkers Guild of America is celebrating National Woodworking month by featuring talented woodworkers in LIVE interviews and offering a free beginner video series. Sharpen your skills by watching our top woodworking videos and learn from the experts during special LIVE Q&A’s every Thursday in April.
Join George Vondriska as he interviews Anne Briggs. Anne, known as Anne of All Trades, is a farmer, furniture builder, and educator intent on preserving disappearing life skills. 8 years ago, with very little prior knowledge of farming or building things, she set out on a journey to become more involved in every aspect of her life, to get out of the tech industry, to leave the city, and to encourage folks to join her in the pursuit of something better. Now she and her husband Adam live on acreage in Nashville, TN where she’s raising and selling dairy, beef, eggs, building heirloom quality furniture, and has made a career teaching people disappearing life skills.
Anne travels the country teaching about all kinds of things from cutting dovetails, carving spoons, building whiskey cabinets to building small businesses, growing an online following, and regenerative agriculture. She’s currently building a school on their farm in TN where she’ll do more of the same both in person and online. Anne has had 50+ articles published in various woodworking magazines, including the incredible honor of being the first woman in ten years to appear on Popular Woodworking’s cover for an article on building Windsor Chairs.
Thursday, April 15th at 4:00 PM CT – Interview with Anne Briggs
Thursday, April 22nd at 4:00 PM CT – Q&A with George Vondriska
Thursday, April 29th at 4:00 PM CT – Interview with Ramon Valdez
Do you only do dovetails by hand, or do you also use a router and dovetail template? How do you recommend learning how to dovetail drawers?
Hi Derek. We have lots of content on the WWGOA.com site about using a router with dovetail template. Anne is not part of the WWGOA team, however, if you want to reach out to her directly you can find her on her various social media pages, or via email at email@example.com.
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Hello from Tullahoma TN!