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MotC - Lacework in Wood

MotC - Lacework in Wood

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Pascal Oudet produces oak turnings that are as surprising as they are beautiful. By turning very thin and then sandblasting away the spring growth rings, he creates stunning pieces that are mostly air. This slide show presents a wide range of his astonishing work and a peek into his shop to see how he makes it.

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Marriage of Metal and Wood

Marriage of Metal and Wood

Woodworkers in search of a perfect union of materials

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Matthias Pliessnig: Sinuous Seating

Matthias Pliessnig: Sinuous Seating

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Matthias Pliessnig's steambent benches, light, strong, and beautiful, are the focus of this audio slideshow.

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Tomas Braverman: Sparkling Spanish Revival

Tomas Braverman: Sparkling Spanish Revival

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Tomas Braverman has been building furniture in the Spanish Renaissance and Mexican Colonial styles for fifty-five years, and this slideshow is bursting with highlights from his remarkable output.

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Metamorphosis: Ron Layports Carved Vessels

Metamorphosis: Ron Layport's Carved Vessels

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Ron Layport transforms trees bound for the chipper into remarkable vessels composed of animal imagery. In this audio slide show Layport describes turning and carving his pieces and explains how a long-time ad man became a full-time woodworker.

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Hand Tool Heaven

Hand Tool Heaven

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Jim Tolpin's new workshop was designed specifically to suit hand tool woodworking. Based in part on shops at Colonial Williamsburg, it packs enormous productive capacity in a snug space. In this slideshow Tolpin gives a guided tour of its features.

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The Beautiful Bandsawn Box

The Beautiful Bandsawn Box

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California furniture maker Michael Cullen makes some of the most beautiful boxes on the planet. And he makes them start to finish on the bandsaw. This slideshow presents a wide range of his boxes with his commentary.

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Hank Gilpin: Practicality with Zing

Hank Gilpin: Practicality with Zing

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This audio slide show presents a bounty of woodwork by the Rhode Island furniture legend Hank Gilpin, whose waterfall armchair is on this month's back cover.

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Carl Swensson: The Experimental Woodworker

Carl Swensson: The Experimental Woodworker

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Journey into the workshop of a master builder in Baltimore

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Master Craftsmen On Camera--and Behind It

Master Craftsmen On Camera--and Behind It

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An extraordinary new short film by Ben Proudfoot spotlights the work and inspirations of woodturner Steven Kennard.

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Aaron Levine: Exciting the Surface

Aaron Levine: Exciting the Surface

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Seattle woodworker Aaron Levine is equal parts Wharton Esherick and M.C. Escher. Using marquetry to create extraordinary repeating patterns, he creates mesmerizing surfaces on his beautifully crafted furniture.

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From Furniture to Flutes

From Furniture to Flutes

John Gallagher showed great talent as a furniture maker but years ago turned to making wooden concert flutes. This engrossing video puts you in his shop as he makes flutes and describes the process.

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Parquetry Patternmaker: Jason Andrew Hernandez

Parquetry Patternmaker: Jason Andrew Hernandez

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Furnituremaker Jason Andrew Hernandez brings innovative parquetry patterns to his furniture. This audio slideshow demonstrates his dazzling designs and fresh approach to this age-old craft.

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Dean Pulver: Sculpted Furniture

Dean Pulver: Sculpted Furniture

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Dean Pulver's innovative furniture reflects his training as a sculptor, his affection for the crafts of primitive cultures, and his surroundings in New Mexico's high desert. In this slideshow he describes his work and his career path.

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Curtis Buchanan: Windsor Master

Curtis Buchanan: Windsor Master

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Curtis Buchanan is widely known for the impeccable Windsor chairs he's been making for thirty years, but also for his gift as a storyteller. This audio slide show captures him in fine form discussing his chairs, his shop, and his career.

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John Lee: Extra Texture with a Twist

John Lee: Extra Texture with a Twist

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Irishman John Lee builds furniture that combines impeccable craftsmanship with bold innovation in forms and texture. This audio slideshow presents a peek into his processes.

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Greg Brown Carves Out a Career

Greg Brown Carves Out a Career

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Carver and cabinetmaker Greg Brown, at home in a range of furniture styles, displays the breadth of his talents with the gouge in this audio slide show.

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Greg Klassen: Deep in the Grain

Greg Klassen: Deep in the Grain

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Washington State furnituremaker Greg Klassen describes his journey in woodworking--from working with scraps and two tools on his back porch to learning from superb teachers in California and Sweden. His work marks a journey, too, from formal cabinetmaking to a free-form style that celebrates the tree in its raw state.

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Extraordinary Arts and Crafts Furniture

Extraordinary Arts and Crafts Furniture

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Some of the best furniture of the Arts and Crafts movement is also the least familiar. This audio slideshow presents stunning pieces by a range of lesser-known proponents of the style.

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Danny Kamerath Makes a Splash

Danny Kamerath Makes a Splash

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Texas woodworker Danny Kamerath describes a wide range of his extraordinary furniture, bowls, and sculpture in this audio slide show.

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