Experience Woodworking

With Tom McLaughlin

I remember the moment I stepped into his shop like it was yesterday. Hundreds of  furniture patterns lined the walls, classic machinery arranged in the middle, well worn hand tools laying beside artsy furniture parts on workbenches, and ahhh, the wonderful fragrance of antiquity. At the center of it all was the talented and gracious, 73 yr old master craftsman P. A. “Pug” Moore.

I never imagined that visit would lead to an apprenticeship with him, for what turned into three amazing years together, side by side.

Now 25 years and hundreds of custom furniture pieces later, I see the positive impact that humble man had on my life. Having a mentor like Pug Moore moved me forward so much further and faster than I could have gone alone — not to mention it was a lot more fun sharing the experience together. And this is where you come in…

Epic Woodworking was formed in order to open my shop doors to you. Step in for a while —  whether online or on-site — find a place at the workbench, and share some creative moments with me in this wonderful craft.

You may just be interested in hanging out, or making a piece for friends and family, or going even deeper. But wherever it leads, I hope we find ourselves making something more beautiful of our lives.



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Tom McLaughlin in front of the shop in Canterbury, NH
Tom McLaughlin in front of the shop in Canterbury, NH


What’s Up and Coming

What’s UP

Recently posted videos at the Learn Online tab:
Making a Cherry Half-round Desk (posted 12/9/14)
Making a Live-edge Walnut Countertop (posted 12/9/14)

Video Archives of which may be of interest
• Woodfinishing Techniques (posted 12/1/12)
Fine Furniture Making (posted 12/1/12)
• Designing Furniture (posted 12/1/12)

New page to site:
• A selection of Testimonials from class participants (added 12/14/14)


Video projects in process:
Making a Round Room Desk Shelf

Pages forthcoming:
• Tom in the media over the years

Links to more on Tom’s Work:

•  How it all began
•  Gallery of furniture
•  Testimonials

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