Bob Hunter
Bob Hunter

Bob Hunter

Bob learned how to work with tools and wood growing up on an Indiana farm. One of three sons of a farmer-turned-carpenter, he helped build houses from start to finish, including the roofing, painting, and masonry. On the side, he began to build small furniture pieces. With a journalism degree from Ball State University that he parlayed into the sports editor beat at two newspapers, Bob continued farming, remodeled houses, and continued to build his woodworking skills and tool collection before joining WOOD magazine. An expert on the woodworking tools industry, Bob manages a network of skilled tool testers, writes unbiased and detailed reviews that guide woodworkers to the right tool for their task and budget, and speaks with tool manufacturers regularly at trade shows and media events. He has also taught woodworking classes in conferences and woodworking clubs throughout the Midwest. At home, Bob can be found out in the shop, building small boxes and furniture, or turning something on the lathe. He and his wife, Kristi, raised two daughters.