This week our very special guest is a guy with his own woodworking YouTube channel by the name of Frank Makes, Mr. Frank Howarth! Frank’s background in architecture helped him design and build a super kick-butt woodshop that he uses to create stop-motion films of the development process of various woodworking projects. We’ll talk with Frank about everything from his process to how to start your very own kick-butt woodshop.

We’ll be discussing:

  • Who are you Frank Howarth?
  • How did you get started in woodworking? Photography?
  • As somebody who almost exclusively works with their hands, what’s your take on digital fabrication?
  • What’s the best advice you can give someone who is setting up their first at-home wood shop?
  • …and more!

Be sure to check out Frank’s website at
and YouTube channel at

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.