Tom Caspar

Master Woodworker
Furniture Craftsmanship
Carpenter Apprentice
Fine Woodworking Specialist


  • Master Woodworker specializing in furniture making and champion of the hybrid woodworking approach.
  • Former editor of prominent publications like Woodwork and American Woodworker magazines.
  • Skilled educator at The Unplugged Woodshop, teaching woodworkers of all skill levels.


Tom Caspar is a master woodworker and instructor from St. Olaf College known for his accessible approach to furniture making. A proponent of hybrid woodworking, he balances hand tools and power tools, earning respect in the woodworking community. Besides his expertise, Tom has left his mark as editor of magazines like Popular Woodworking and American Woodworker, offering valuable insights. He also conducted oversight of several projects at Carleton University. Tom Caspar shares his knowledge on Youtube and as a teacher at The Unplugged Woodshop and . Beyond woodworking, Tom enjoys biking, cooking, and home projects, infusing creativity into all aspects of his life.


Tom proudly holds the title of Master Woodworker, a prestigious honor he earned from St. Olaf College.

Upcoming Projects

Tom Caspar is working on a new book, "Workshop Projects: Fixtures & Tools for a Successful Shop (The Best of Woodworker's Journal)," which will offer tips and projects for creating a successful workshop. A dedicated expert with a passion for sharing his knowledge, Tom is a respected figure in the woodworking community.

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