Alma Villalobos
Popular Woodworking|October 2021
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Collin Knoff

How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a maker. My grandfather was a professional DIYer. He always said he could make anything. So, I guess I got that from him. When my son was born (he’s 8 now), was when I really started to focus more on the woodworking craft. I wanted to build furniture and make wooden toys for him. It was also a way for me to relax, learn, and create when the baby was asleep. I started to really enjoy the process and slowly upgraded most of my “weekend warrior” tools for more professional type tools and brands. And I’m now trying to add more hand tools and attempt more complicated joinery techniques. I am always trying to learn more and get better at this craft.

What is your favorite piece? What kind of work do you do the most?

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