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Long Live the Knotwork Workshop

The Knotwork Workshop with SMMoA

Directed/Edit: Dru Korab
Cinematography: Colin Mika
Produced by: Asuka Hisa, SMMOA, Knowhow Shop LA, 2ndwnd
Knot Expert: Josef Taylor

Check out more of Dru’s work here:

See what’s happening next at the SMMoA here:

Thanks to everyone who made this happen!

Nongla Restaurant (opening soon)

See images of Nongla Restaurant construction in progress. This project features another collaboration between Knowhow Shop, 2ndwnd and a local restaurant. Nongla, a Vietnamese restaurant, is opening soon on Sawtelle Avenue. Knowhow Shop designed the seating and 2ndwnd laser-engraved the signage. 


made from photographer’s collection of older work

size: 3.25”x2”

client: pablo aguilar photography

card design: 2ndwnd/pablo aguilar

laser etching/cutting: 2ndwnd


2ndwnd uses laser-etched reclaimed pine, a drinking glass and custom-fabricated stainless steel to create a unique planter shelf — perfect for hanging both indoor and outdoor. Please contact Manny at 2ndwnd for further details on specs and purchasing. Stay tuned as it will soon be available in the Knowhow Shop online store!


2ndwnd laser-etched a wood panel for Self Help Graphics, a visual arts center that seeks to advance Latino art in Los Angeles. 

This mysterious plywood pyramid will soon serve as a public art project coming to a sidewalk near you:

Finally, just in case you missed it on our Facebook page, Knowhow Shop founders Kagan and Justin continue with their CNC milling experiments. The extraordinary mustache table top was an earlier mill job:


Next up, sitting on the xerox butt bench feels a bit like you are intruding on someone else’s personal space:


In case you missed it in the NotCot Tasteologie post, the Oinkster renovation is DONE. Check out the highlights of Knowhow Shop, Dutchpress, FreelandBuck, and 2ndwnd's collaboration below. But also check it out in real life and enjoy a burger and fries at one of the best burger joints in Los Angeles! 

Pop Tree: The Unfolding Xmas Tree

2ndwnd helped lasercut an alternative sustainable Christmas tree designed by Leilani Trujillo. The Pop Tree, made of silk-screened chipboard and birch plywood, is inspired by pop-up origami. It unfolds to bring life to a flat, inconspicuous object. 

Please purchase a Pop Tree and support the first production run through its Kickstarter page!

The Oinkster renovation is near completion and shaping up nicely. Here are images of the menu board in progress. It’s a solid team effort between Justin Van Hoy of Dutchpress working out the graphics, Knowhow Shop and FreelandBuck Architecture designing the board, and laser cutting/etching by 2ndwnd.

Burger Nickels from 2ndwnd

Hot off 2ndwnd's laser bed, these Burger Nickels are etched from red oak. In the future, you can use them to get half off a regular priced burger at the tastiest burger joint in Northeast LA, The Oinkster.

Click here for more information about the project. 

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