Craig Ruegsegger
Craig Ruegsegger

Craig Ruegsegger

After using just a circular saw and router to build a simple plywood shelf unit for his first home, Craig was hooked on woodworking. Enough so that, after building more furniture for the house, he turned that knowledge into a career, producing print, online, and video woodworking content since 1999. After nine years at Woodsmith and ShopNotes magazines, he moved to WOOD magazine for 14 years. He's taught numerous live how-to seminars, and developed and produced a nationally aired woodworking show on public television. When not in the shop, Craig's likely touring the country on his motorcycle.
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