Jack Houweling is the founder of Jackspiano  and Jax-design. He is a piano tuner, rebuilder and concert technician. He has worked on pianos for over 35 years. He studied in Vienna with Bosendorfer and New York with Steinway. He currently takes care of pianos for 2 universities, recording studios and private clients. He has made many tools and jigs for the piano industry and combines this with his second passion, woodworking.

My Story

I was born in  Vancouver British Columbia and my dad  was a piano technician so we spent many hours in the workshop with pianos and woodworking. When I was 5 years old I would go in the shop and build things.  

I still work on pianos and when I come home I like to work in my shop. I like inventing redesigning things and making woodworking projects and sharing them on Youtube. 

I am always thinking and like new ideas and want to create, so hopefully I can teach and inspire you how to make things.

                  Helping you build things                 

Best of luck with your woodworking and innovations, and feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.    

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  1. Hello Jack. I never tire of watching your videos, they are full of good tips and great ideas. Please keep it up
    Ralph, UK

  2. Hi, Jack , I upload your video to China website, and introduce you to Chinese, we all like it . please keep it up . thanks .

  3. Jack, I came across your Youtube videos and I really enjoy watching, not only the process of creating but i can see you really enjoy what you are doing. I have been thinking about how to construct a Marking Gauge and I have a couple of ideas on how to make it. Have you ever considered making one ?

    1. Hi Lou, I would be interested to see what you have in mind. I have made a few different types.

  4. I love your channel! I think I've watched every one of your videos on youtube. Thank you Jack!

  5. Jack- I really enjoy your simple no-nonsense practical youtube style and I always enjoy your videos. I would like to think I am a skilled woodworker like you but I just dont have the video making skills to go up on youtube. Keep it up! Woodchuckchuck in Wisconsin

  6. so concerned about my woodworking guru...need to hear about you...

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