New YouTube Channel!

The long-awaited Anne of All Trades YouTube channel is finally here! Subscribe and learn right alongside Anne as she tackles all kinds of projects in the woodshop and around the farm. Check it out at

Posted on October 13, 2017 .

Block Plane and Simple

Click here to read my article published in Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine on block planes- which every woodworker, power or hand tool focused, should have. It is a handy little plane capable of a myriad of tasks. 

Posted on February 9, 2016 .

Simply Striking

Click here to read my article published in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine about striking tools. Get tips on which kinds of mallets and hammers to use where for the best results. Thanks for looking!

Posted on February 3, 2016 .

Handworks 2015

Click here to read my Handworks 2015 roundup in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine. For a handtool woodworker in need of a little more camaraderie and community in their life, this was the show of a lifetime, and future installments are MUST NOT MISS events. 

Posted on February 2, 2016 .

When Square Gets Boring

Click here to read my article published in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine about introducing files and rasps into your woodwork to add all sorts of interesting dimension and shaping into your woodwork. 

Posted on January 30, 2016 .

Router Planes- The Joiner's Helper

Click here to read it. This is probably my favorite article I've submitted to F&C mag. The router plane is one of my very favorite tools and has opened up a whole new world of creating and tuning joinery for me in the past three years, so I was excited to share that with other beginner woodworkers. 

Posted on January 25, 2016 .

Marking Gauges

Click here to read my article in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine exploring the available options with regard to marking gauges in the shop- and, learn how to get the most of what you've already got. Also of great importance, I got a Twilight shirt into a woodworking magazine with this one which, as far as I'm concerned, is a #megawin

Posted on January 22, 2016 .

Jack of all Trades

Click here to view Anne's article in Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine on the No. 5 "Jack of all Trades" hand plane, arguably the most necessary plane in your toolkit. 

Posted on January 20, 2016 .

12 Days of F&C!

I've just finished up my first year working for Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine. My first-year writing project followed me to various woodworking shows and my CTC project. Through my Community Tool Chest project, I wrote on some of the necessary tools in a beginner's kit and how to tune and use them for best results. As I move into my second year with F&C I have a new project, a series that will come out in three-part segments. The first is an interview with a tool maker, the second an interview with a furniture maker, and in the third, I will take knowledge gleaned from both prior interviews to write a project-based instructional article. What better way to kick off year two than to share the articles from year one? Check back over the next 12 days for new articles posted or subscribe to my blog today!

Posted on January 19, 2016 .

Just say YES! Part 2

Saying YES! once again paid off in a huge way when Pratt Fine Arts Center asked me to manage their wood studio. Pratt brings all the woodworking to writing together, and also often makes me feel like I'm living a crazy double life, farm and city, country and class, two totally different lifestyles constantly converging. 

Posted on October 20, 2015 .

Just Say "YES!"

I am often asked how I make a living. The best answer I can give is "by stringing together a whole lot of random odds and ends." The newest, and one of the most exciting "ends" is working for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks-- a privilege I can't believe has been given-- yet I was taught long ago, when unbelievable opportunities arise, you just say "YES!"

Posted on July 17, 2015 .