RANDY JOHNSON started woodworking in his dad's shop and expanded he knowledge and skills at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he focused on furniture design and construction techniques.
Randy's involvement with CNC started in the 90's when he helped select CNC tooling for a start-up cabinet parts factory in Minnesota. He continued following the technology when he joined American Woodworker magazine, where he published a series articles on CNC woodworking techniques.
Over the years he has worked with a variety of machines and software packages from hobby level to industrial. In 2018, Randy co-authored and published a book on CNC called CNC Router Essentials that guides readers through the learning curve of getting started in CNC.
Randy still enjoys swinging a mallet and pushing a hand plane, since he believes success as a woodworker (hand or machine) is strongly related to a knowledge and practice of the fundamentals – both design and technical.
Randy currently teaches CNC woodworking classes and workshops around the country.
Randy makes his home in Minnesota where he sails in the summer and cross-country skis in the winter. Randy holds a B.S. degree in K-12 Art Education and an M.A. degree in Industrial Technology Education.
Location: Mendonta Heights, MN