George Nakashima makes me feel all tingly inside.
If you would like to read this article let me know and I can post/give you a copy. Fuck a copyright, if you’re a woodworker you should read this.
Wood planks near the heart of the tree reveal the complete history of a tree, and these were the specialty of woodworker George Nakashima (1905-1990). He had hundreds of colossal planks waiting for projects, some hundreds of years old. Fine Woodworking’s John Kelsey spent time with Nakashima and examines his philosophy, work styles and ideas, his biography, experience, and his work catalog. The detailed article describes how Nakashima’s career grew, and plenty of photos illustrate the breadth of his vision and design perspectives.
From Fine Woodworking #14, January/February 1979