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Octagonal Tables/Continuous Arm Class

My new DVD is out!  I love building these little tables – they have many of the fun aspects of building a chair, but they can be made in a weekend.  Well, maybe two weekends, a month apart.  Here’s a

Posted in Chairmaking Tools and Supplies, Classes, Craft Films

Casting Bells

This video has nothing to do with woodworking and it is in German, yet it is one of the most memorable craft videos I have ever watched. Casting giant church bells. It starts with hand building 8′ tall molds made

Posted in Craft Films

Making Shellac

This video was made by the fellow I buy my shellac flakes from.  Who knew it took so much effort by insect and man to make a pound of shellac?  Or that different trees make different kinds of shellac?  Now

Posted in Craft Films, Finishing

Thanks Curtis

I first met Curtis Buchanan 15 years ago this month. My father drove the five hours to Jonesborough, TN and dropped me, a 17-year-old homesick boy, off for a week. Curtis had a student that week. I split logs and

Posted in Chair Stories, Chairmaking Tools and Supplies, Craft Films

Bodgers

“Not a lot of money in that is there?” “No, not a lot of money…. Still we’ve always done it… Money’s not everything.” Bodgers were wood turners who worked in the beech woods around the furniture-making town of High Wycombe

Posted in Craft Films

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