Green Woodworking Videos

In depth two-hour videos about Green Woodworking tools and techniques, available on a donation basis.

DRAWKNIFE CLASS

Drawknife types
Choosing antique and new drawknives
Shaprening a drawknife
Tightening drawknife handles
Bevel up vs. Bevel down drawknives
Using a drawknife for scooping cuts, slicing, endgrain, etc.

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GREEN WOOD CLASS

Why split wood
What to look for in a log
Choosing good splitting tools
Splitting a large log
Controlling a Split with a Froe
Q&A Session

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DRILL BITS:  POSITIVE TOOLS FOR MAKING NEGATIVE SPACES

The Pros & Cons of Spoon, Jennings, Irwin, Gimlet, Cook, Center, Spade, Twist, Bradpoint, Powerbore, Gedge, Kreg, Forstner and Wood Owl bits
Sharpening each type of bit
Making Bradpoints from Twist Bits
Buying (what to look for in old drill bits and new ones)
Choosing the right bit for the job
Bit Extensions (Making and Purchasing)
Depth Gauges
Brace Types (overview of different types)

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SPOON CARVING with CURTIS BUCHANAN & ELIA BIZZARRI

Through the magic of the internet, Curtis joined me to teach his unique spoon carving technique. I started a 5-year apprenticeship with Curtis 18 years ago, but we had never taught together. He’s one of my favorite humans.

First we whittled a blank, then boiled it in a pot, bent it, then carved a serving spoon. We’ll be using a fairly flat gouge (maybe #3-3/4″ or so), a #8 x 7/8″ to 1″ gooseneck gouge (a straight gouge may work too), drawknife, axe, club, spokeshave, sloyd knife, pencil and straightedge. We’ll talk about materials and tools as we go and we’ll laugh a lot.

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.

Download the video from 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