Chairmaking Videos

DEMOCRATIC CHAIR SERIES with CURTIS BUCHANAN & ELIA BIZZARRI

Elia is joined by Curtis Buchanan in this class series on building the Democratic Chair–a chair of Buchanan’s design that blends modern design and simplistic technology. The series includes seven 2-hour recordings of the live-streamed online classes. Purchase on the Democratic Chair page.

 

VELDA’S CHAIR & ROCKER CLASS with CURTIS BUCHANAN & ELIA BIZZARRI

One of Curtis’ most popular chairs, Velda’s Chair has rarely been offered as a class–until now! Curtis and Elia team up for a 10-episode series to build both the arm chair and rocker versions of Velda’s Chair. We show every aspect of building the chair, from procuring wood through the final assembly. Purchase on the Velda’s Chair page.

Windsor Rocker with Elia Bizzarri DVD

In this 8-hour video, you’ll learn to build a Continuous-Arm Windsor Rocker from log to assembly. Each step is covered in depth, and Elia’s experience and humor make for engaging viewing.

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An excellent introduction to Windsor chairmaking techniques, these tables can be be built with store-bought wood and few specialized tools.  Learn how to choose and use a shaving horse,  bend wood by submerging in boiling water, bore and ream holes for bent parts, etc. Filmed in 2015 by Popular Woodworking.

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“That spoon carving video blew me away. You all need a TV show. I love the format, it worked really, really well I believe. There were good closeups and I liked how Curtis was watching the work and visible right there. It was quite meta.”
– Adam Tracy

A lot of tech: Four video cameras, a micro video camera, ATEM mini pro video switch, OBS broadcasting software, production lighting. Ian Strickland & John Parkinson, videographers; Roy Underhill, part-time videographer; Seth Elliott, moderator

GREENWOOD VIDEO EXCERPTS

Contolling a Split with a Froe

Choosing Splitting Wedges

Attaching a Froe Handle

SPOON CARVING with CURTIS BUCHANAN EXCERPTS

Steam Bending a Spoon Blank

Using a Drawknife to Carve a Spoon

A Hollow-Grinding Jig for Sloyd Knives