Casual Conversation with Ron Herman

In every issue to date, 360 Woodworking has included an article by Ron Herman. Are we nuts, or is there something this guy has to offer? The best way to tell which is which is to hear his story to discover what makes him tick and how he came to know what he knows. It wasn’t an easy path, but it was a path taken by a few lucky woodworkers.

Ron is the fourth generation to control the reins of Antiquity Builders of Ohio (ABO), a family business with a confusing name. Originally, the business, first started by Ron’s great-great uncle, was based on the idea that anything built would last for more than one generation. Because the company has been around so long, and collected the tools throughout the years, it is able to work in the period, or do historical restoration. Today, some customers think that the name reflects that ability.

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3 thoughts on “Casual Conversation with Ron Herman

  1. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed that podcast. My favorite by far. I will have to listen to it again because I am sure I missed something. I especially enjoyed the history lesson that was given throughout the podcast. Very interesting and entertaining. I learned a lot. Thank you guys for what you do and sharing with us hobbyist/novices.

    1. Thank you, George. As I listened to this again I realized how much I missed during the recording. Each time through I pick up something else. As is written in the article, it’s now obvious why we have something from Ron in each issue.

  2. This conversation was definitely an ear opener. The appropriate matching of a saw tooth configuration for the target material hasn’t been explained to me as clearly as was here.

    I have often been impressed with the design of items offered by IKEA. However their implementation of the designs usually doesn’t do them justice.

    I appreciate the detail of Ron’s responses, and look forward to his future contributions to 360 Woodworking.

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