Craft Films

German Rakemaker

Morgan and I got back from a west-coast vacation a couple weeks ago and I've been carving seats and gluing up chairs ever since.   I've got 18 undercarriages together and 22 to go.  I might switch to putting backs on for variety.  I've never had a...

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Trugs and Hoops

Here's a few more shorts from the British Pathe: Bentwood trug baskets being made in 1929. They have some sort of a square steam box. What was this made out of? I assume there was no CDX plywood at this time, and my experience with solid wood steam boxes is that they...

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Clogs and Coracles

For being in the middle of a pandemic, my life is pretty full.  Tools and chairs have been selling better than ever in my career. I have made over 200 reamers in the last 12 months and am about to run out again - whew!  The online classes are doing well and...

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Old Spoon Videos

I have a ball last weekend carving spoons with Peter Follanbee and am looking forward to this weekend's class. Peter has everything - the deep voice, the big personality, mad skills and a flowing beard. What more could you want?  went back and watched a couple of...

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Trugs, Hoops and Poles

For your education and enjoyment, here are three short films of woodland crafts from British Pathe, a huge library of vintage films: This short English video shows the making of trugs.  I love the shot of the steam box.  What on earth is the thing made out...

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