About Woodworking Clarity

About Woodworking Clarity

At Woodworking Clarity, we’re more than just a resource – we’re a community. We understand that woodworking isn’t just a hobby for you; it’s a way of life. That’s why we’re here to provide you with everything you need to feed your passion.

From finishes, ideas, and information to learning new techniques and getting inspired, we’ve got it all.

Mission Statement

  • Purpose: Dedicated to helping you master your craft, no matter where you are on your woodworking journey.
  • How: By providing meticulously crafted guides, in-depth articles, and unbiased reviews.

Our Story

Years ago, our founder, David, started woodworking out of necessity and frustration. His journey, from being cheated by an “expert” carpenter to earning a Master’s in Furniture Design & Manufacturing, led to this very platform. Our aim? To be the workshop you can always rely on, wherever you are in the world.

Who We Are

At Woodworking Clarity, we are a cadre of artisans, enthusiasts, and woodworking professionals. Our common bond is our unwavering passion for woodworking and our dedication to the pursuit of excellence in this age-old craft. We are committed to fostering a community where expertise and creativity flourish.

We pride ourselves on our meticulous approach to information dissemination. Every piece of content we present is rooted in evidence-based knowledge and is backed by rigorous research. We understand the importance of accuracy and transparency in all that we do. As such, every claim we make is corroborated by reliable sources and all our research is thoroughly cited. This unyielding commitment to veracity and credibility sets us apart as a trusted resource in the world of woodworking.

We, the team at Woodworking Clarity, are steadfast in our mission to be the touchstone for all who seek to hone their skills, expand their knowledge, and find inspiration in the boundless world of woodworking. We invite you to join us on this journey of exploration and mastery.

Meet the Team

Goodell David


Varnishing Techniques
Turning & Carving
French Polishing

Goodell is the founder of this website and an avid woodworker. His goal is to help
you become a successful woodworker, weather as a hobbyist or as a professional.
Goodell has been in love with woodworking for more than two decades.

Tom Caspar

Master Woodworker

Furniture Craftsmanship
Carpenter Apprentice
Wood Machinist

Tom Caspar, a skilled furniture maker with nearly 40 years of experience,
apprenticed with a Swedish cabinetmaker before establishing his presence in
Minnesota. As a former editor of the Woodworker’s Guild of America, Tom
has authored over fifty insightful articles on woodworking techniques and tools tests.
He also conducted oversight of several projects at Carleton University.

Our Responsibility

  • Editorial Integrity: We believe in unbiased reviews. No sponsorships. No biases. Only evidence-based content reviewed by professional woodworkers.
  • Affiliate Marketing: We are funded through affiliate marketing and Advertising. However, we ensure ethical practices by steering clear of biases and sponsorships.
  • Eco-friendly Commitment: Emphasizing eco-friendly products and educating our readers on sustainable disposal practices.

Find out how we pick the products and review them.

What Next?

If you have arrived at this juncture, it is evident that you share our dedication to the craft of woodworking and aspire to refine your skills and expand your knowledge.

You are in the right place. Woodworking Clarity has meticulously compiled resources designed to facilitate your quest for mastery. Thus, we invite you to:

  • Peruse our technique guides, a repository of wisdom to enhance your craftsmanship.
  • Explore our project ideas, a source of inspiration to spark your creativity.

We trust you will find value in the content we have diligently curated. If there are suggestions you have to enhance this platform, we welcome them with keen interest. Your insights are invaluable in our shared journey towards woodworking excellence.